BCA International Autumn Congress 2011

John Gallagher versus Steve Thacker and Phillip Gordon versus Tristram Cole

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Once again, the Old Swan, Harrogate, was the venue for the BCA Autumn Tournament, held 28/30 October 2011. After some late withdrawals, the final entry was 22 with 12 in the Open and 10 in the Minor. In the Open event Chris Ross and Graham Lilley shared the top two places on 4-5, with Chris winning the trophy on tie-break. They were a clear point ahead of Tristram Cole and Bill Armstrong on 3-5. Grading prize A was split three ways between: Norman Wragg, Ian Blencowe and John Gallagher on 2.5-5, with Steve Thacker taking grading prize B also on 2.5-5.

Colin Wilson won the Minor on 4.5-5 ahead of George Phillips 4-5 and Phil Smith 3.5-5. Grading prize A was won by David Gibbs and Grading prize B by Abi Baker. David Mears, who recently joined the association, was welcomed to his first BCA event. The Arbiters were Julie Leonard & Peter Gibbs.

Final placings:

Open:
1/2 Chris Ross 4/5 (trophy on tie-break), Graham Lilley 4-5
3/4 Tristram Cole 3-5 Bill Armstrong 3-5
5/9 Steve Burnell 2.5-5 Norman Wragg 2.5-5 Ian Blencowe 2.5-5 John Gallagher 2.5-5 Steve Thacker 2.5-5
10 Philip Gordon 2-5
11 Richard Murphy 1.5-5
12 Steve Brown 0.5-5

Minor:
1 Colin Wilson 4.5-5
2 George Phillips 4-5
3 Phil Smith 3.5-5
4/6 Gary Wickett 2.5-5 David Gibbs 2.5-5 Abi Baker 2.5-5
7/8 John Osborne 2 David Mears 2
9/10 Mike Lowery 1 Richard Harrington 1

 

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