THE B.C.A. MINOR 2004

The B.C.A.'s latest over-the board event was its Minor Tournament at the Red Lea Hotel, Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough, 8th-15th May. 16 players from all over the country and the Republic of Ireland took part.

Top spot went to John Gallagher (Leeds) on 5.5 points, followed by Stan Lovell (Redcar) on 4.5 and Phil Gordon (Isle of Wight) with 4. Phil Smith (Derby) and Orlando Sobers (Birmingham) picked up grading prizes in Group A with 3.5. Geoff Patching (Penzance), also on 3.5, won the grading prize in Group B. Chris Brown (Cheltenham) and Shirley Watkins (Blackpool) shared the Ladies' prize with 3 points.

Coaching sessions were provided by John Gallagher and Les Whittle.

Thanks also to Tournament Organiser, Stan Lovell, and controller, Peter Gibbs. Peter Gibbs and Colin Chambers supplied the information for this report.

Final standings:

1 John Gallagher (Leeds)
5.5
2 Stan Lovell (Redcar)
4.5
3 Phil Gordon (Isle of Wight)
4
4-7 Geoff Patching
Phil Smith
Orlando Sobers
Steve Thacker
(Penzance)
(Derby)
(Birmingham)
(Nottingham)
3.5
8-11 Chris Brown
Bob Brown
Alan Davey
Shirley Watkins
(Cheltenham)
(Cheltenham)
(Doncaster)
(Blackpool)
3
12 Shane Hall (Dublin)
2.5
13-14 Richard Harrington
Dorothy Hodges
(Hemel Hempstead)
(Bristol)
2
15 John Busbridge (Burely-in-Wharfedale)
1.5
16 Tom Barbour (Middlesborough)
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