The Sean and Pat O’Brien BCA International Tournament 2014

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This was held in Derby, 31 October to 2 November 2014.
The BCA International Autumn Tournament took place at the Hallmark hotel, Derby from 31st October to 2 November.
Fourteen players took part in the Open and twelve in the minor.
The Open was won by Chris Ross with John Gallagher, following on his recent successes at Bournemouth and York, in second and David Hodgkins in third.
The first Grading Prize, Grades  143 to 126, was shared between Michael Delaney, Sean Loftus and Norman Wragg.
The second Grading Prize, Grades 113 to 108, was shared between Mark Kirkham and Richard Murphy.
The Minor was won by George Phillips, followed by Ian Blackmore in second and John Osborne in third.
The first Grading Prize, Grades 69 to 46, was won by Andy Lee.
Grading Prize 2, Grades 23 to 0, was won by Mike Lowery.

A more comprehensive report will be published in the next Gazette.

Final standings

Open
1 Chris Ross 4½
2 John Gallagher 4
3 David Hodgkins 3
4 Bill Armstrong 2½
5 Michael Delaney 2½
6 Mark Kirkham 2½
7 Sean Loftus 2½
8 Richard Murphy 2½
9 Les Whittle 2½
10 Norman Wragg 2½
11 Ian Blencowe 2
12 Guy Whitehouse 2
13 Steve Brown 1½
14 Voldi Gailans 1

Minor

1 George Phillips 4½
2 Ian Blackmore 4
3 John Osborne 4
4 Mark Hague 3½
5 Andy Lee 3
6 Gary Wickett 2½
7 Michael Lowery 2
8 Daniel Rugman 2
9 Gill Smith 2
10 Denis Warren 2
11 Richard Harrington 1
12 Eleanor Tew 0

Sean O'Brien's sisters, Philomena and Eileen, were our guests and presented the prizes.


Description: Description: Description: Eileen presents Chris with his trophy

Eileen presents Chris with his trophy

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Eileen presents George with his trophy

Eileen presents George with his trophy


Description: Description: Description: Philomena presents Michael with his grading prize
Philomena presents Michael with his grading prize

 

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