All 2017 Championship games are now finished–full and final results Here.
Last week we were able to announce the Winner of the A Grade with one round remaining. Though not affecting the top position, the final round saw Gordon and Alan agreeing to a draw and David Paul beating John Whibley, the points gained helped both players, to elevate themselves into a share of =2nd.
The B/C grades however went down to the wire with the final game of the tournament deciding who would be the minor grade champions. The top two (Mark Summers and Rick Lowe) were both on 10 points. Would there be an outright leader of the pack or was it going to be shared. Mark S played Mark W last week and his loss helped Rick join him at the top. The roles were reversed this week with Rick having the tougher of the two matches playing Mark W and Mark S paired against Rose Kingston. Results were Mark S proved to be too strong for Rose and like Mark S last week, Rick found Mark Woodwood too strong. These results left young Mark Summers on top alone with 11 points and Rick coming in as runner-up on 10 points. As this tournament was a combined B/C Grade, Mark as the highest C grade player wins the C Grade Champions Trophy and Rick as the highest placed B Grade player, takes home the B Grade Champions Trophy.
Our congratulations to both Mark Summers and Rick Lowe on their success this year.
Allowing 2 weeks for all trophies to be engraved, our last club night and prize giving will be on Tuesday 19 December 2017. As tradition calls, all members are invited to come along (bring a friend or partner) and if possible a plate of something for all to share. After prizes and awards are distributed, again, following on recent tradition – The new Club Champion will attempt to get a credible score in playing a simultaneous match against all wishing to take part. Next Tuesday (12 Dec) will be a general night where those turning up can take part in a friendly mini tournament of blitz.