Autumn Tournament 2006

Once again a highly successful event with a good turn out in both the Open and Minor events. Most of the B.C.A. regulars and a few welcome newcomers enjoyed.

An excellent hotel, (Holiday Inn Solihull) friendly, helpful staff, and superb playing conditions.

The international element was provided by several of the Eire international team. Coming so close to the World Championship in Goa, this year's event was unlikely to attract many players from further a field.

Two associate members were top seeds and duly tied with 4 points from 5 games. On tie-break Paul Cumbers was placed ahead of Tyson Mordue. Third place Was shared on 3.5 by Chris Ross, our hero in Goa, Graham Lilley and Bill Armstrong. Both Graham and Chris ended the tournament undefeated. George Plechatty took the grading prize.

In the minor event, Gary Wickett upset the seedings finishing a close second to winner, Orlando Sobers while Mark Hague and Jim Osborne shared third place.

Dorothy Hodges and Richard Harrington shared the grading award.

A very enjoyable week-end marred only by the absence through illness of Shirley Watkins and of organiser Stan Lovell (training with a new guide dog).

B. Armstrong (B.C.A. Publicity officer)
November 2006



1st 4 points: CUMBERS, Paul (190)
2nd 4 points: MORDUE, Tyson (194)
=3rd 3.5 points: ROSS, Chris (176)
LILLEY, Graham (174)
ARMSTRONG, Bill (148)
Other scores 3 points: DOYLE, Philip (135E)
WHITTLE, Les (138)
HODGKINS, David (113)
2.5 points: CHAMBERS, Colin (139)
LOFTUS, Sean (131)
BURNELL, Steve (140)
PLECHATY, George (83) (Grading Prize)
WRAGG, Norman (122)
2 points: CASEY, Eamonn (95E)

SMITH, Phil (75)
1.5 point: GORDON, Phil (98)
MURPHY, Richard (99)
KIRKHAM, Mark (64)
1 point PHILLIPS, George (77)
  0.5 points PRICE, Price (56)


1st 4.5 points: SOBERS, Orlando (51)
2nd 3.5 points: WICKETT, Gary
=3rd 3 points: OSBORNE, John (44)
HAGUE, Mark (44)
Other scores 2.5 points: CUTHBERT, Jim (57)
PATCHING, Geoff (45)
HALL, Shane (32)
(share of Grading Prize) 1.5 points:

HODGES, Dorothy (6)

1 point: RYAN, Leigh (U)




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