The online tournament, for players under grade 80 at July 2020, has been a chance for many of our new members to compete, with five players in an “all-play-all” with two games against each other. The new members Rob Scott and George Bulbeck, added to Mark Randell (who played his first game ever when the club last played OTB on Friday 13th March 2020) with Russell Smithers and Mike Keenan as previously established members.
The event has been very competitive, and all players have performed very well to a standard that indicates much improvement. Everybody has picked up at least one win and a draw and it has been a very close contest. The trophy became a 3-way chase with Mike leading early on and completing his games early to score 5/8 and set the bar high. Russell has scored at least 50% against all players and stands on 4/7. The decisive result came on Friday as George beat Russell to take an unassailable lead with 5.5/8. There is just one game to be played between Russell and Mark to complete the event, while Robert managed to score 3pts with at least one draw or a win against all of his his rivals, and Mark has so far scored 1.5 with one game to go.
Congratulations to George who will receive a trophy at the 2021 AGM in due course.
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