The last four rounds have been pretty hard on Ross. Unfortunately he has only been able to pick up a draw, suffering 3 losses. This has seen him slide down the table to 35th place on 2 points. Also a mixed bag of result for Alan. After shooting up the top of the table with 3 wins from the first 3 games, Alan found it was tough at the top, with two consecutive losses. The pressure experienced over our club championships proved to invaluable and he was able to bounce back with two big wins elevating him to 3rd position and in with a chance to win the tournament. His last game against Wellington Club Player Michael Sole, turn out to be a 80 move, 5 ½ Hours marathon. Coming away with a win was extremely satisfying for him.