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Fisherwick Winter Tournament Report

The 10-round marathon that is the Fisherwick Winter Tournament was completed on Monday night, with QUB player John Masterson finishing clear first.

Held on Monday nights between October 2nd and December 18th, this lengthy 10-round swiss competition was won by QUB player John Masterson. John sealed his victory in the 10th round, reaching 7.5 points to lead the rest of the field by a full point.

John Masterson

 

After drawing with his teammate Masterson in Round 1, fellow Queen's player Chris Millar finished the only other unbeaten player to win the under 1600 grading prize with 6 points.

Chris Millar

Perhaps these results foreshadow QUB's looming dominance of the local game!

The remaining prizes were won by two Fisherwick stalwarts, Gerry Pollock and James Fairley.

Gerry showed some fine form to finish 2nd overall with 6.5 points, collecting some impressive results against higher-rated members of his own club along the way.

James Fairley also played above his rating to claim the under 1100 grading prize.

James Fairley

The final standings are illustrated below:

PLACE  PLAYER  RATING CLUB POINTS
1 John Masterson 1902 QUB 7.5
2 Gerry Pollock 1481 Fisherwick 6.5
3-4 Chris Millar 1492 QUB 6

David Ruben 1627 Fisherwick 6
5-7 Neil Green 1714 Fisherwick 5.5
  Chris Kelly 1651 Civil Service 5.5
  Ray Devenney 1875 Fisherwick 5.5
8-9 Ian Woodfield 1655 Fisherwick 5
  Sam Ferris 1684 Fisherwick 5
10-14 Stewart McConaghy 1502 Shorts 4.5
  Bernard Jaffa 1525 Fisherwick 4.5
  John Bryars 1194 Fisherwick 4.5
  James Fairley 1028 Fisherwick 4.5
  Ananda Srinivasan 1478 Fisherwick 4.5
15-19 Alex Beckett 1344 Fisherwick 4
  Cathal Murphy 780 RVH 4
  Owen Wilson 955 Bangor 4
  Richard Gould 1483 Fisherwick 4
  Sam Flanagan 1536 Fisherwick 4
20 David Seaby 1047 Fisherwick 3.5
21 Kevin O'Neill 835 Civil Service 2
22 Eddie Lie U/g MCB 1.5

The Fisherwick Spring Tournament is provisionally scheduled to commence on January 15th, quite possibly with a shortened format. The winner of this competition will then play-off with John Masterson to decide who will lift the coveted Alex Beckett Trophy.

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