St George Club Tournament - 6th September 1997


The juxtaposition of St George and Baulkham Hills tournament only one week apart saw a reduced attendance of 71 players. But players in Sydney now seem to have a choice of "Which one shall I attend?", rather than "When is the next one?"

The tournament stumbled to a curious start. Everyone in Divisions A and B were accounted for, but in the remaining Division (C), confusion reigned. Silvana Newman was scheduled to play the ubiquitous A Bye. So she sat quietly down in a corner to serve her penance.

Then the unexpected happened. Margaret Berliner, who had booked in weeks ago, and arrived back in Australia from holidays just in time to take part, appeared. She had been crossed off the list of entrants based on a comment obtained from a member of her household, something like "I don't think she would want to play" I'm not sure what Margaret was told on arriving, but the upshot was that she went home, no doubt someone peeved about no longer being registered. Mind you, Silvana was still sitting in the corner and would have very happily played her.

Next, strange things continued to happen in Division C at the end of the first game. It seemed that none of the score sheets that came in matched what had been typed in as the initial draw. The only correct pairing was Silvana and A Bye! What had happened was that the Computer Operator had been handed an old set of pairings, and not the one the tournament was kicked off with. So after a half hour delay to rectify the situation, game two commenced.

Sunny Wright, now a regular tournament attendee won all her games in C to take the honours, as did my fellow Chatswood player and good friend Norma Tracey in B Division. Norma, a psychoanalyst, picked up 114 rating points in the process.

In Division A, Peter Shaw picked up 155 spread points in his last game against Jean McGiffen, to just miss out on the A division honours. My 35 point victory against John Barker in the last game was just enough to hang on for first place.

Here are the results and ratings:

Results after game 7
ST GEORGE TOURNEY 97 -- A DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Bob Jackman          6   617
  2 Peter Shaw           6   596
  3 Joan Rosenthal       5   362
  4 Jean Mcgiffen        5   304
  5 Sam Greenberg        5   -13
  6 John Barker          4   495
  7 Rod Talbot           4   436
  8 Rene Chelton         4    51
  9 Pat Warren           4    17
 10 Robin Duncan         4   -41
 11 Ros Gibbons          4  -197
 12 Audrey Newman        4  -256
 13 Liz Jackman          3    73
 14 Jean Noonan          3   -20
 15 Sue Gergelifi        3   -81
 16 Robyn Flynn          3  -123
 17 Ruby Kotwall         3  -137
 18 Keith Bioletti       3  -232
 19 Jeff Chelton         2  -187
 20 Gloria Gallagher     2  -280
 21 Graeme Lock Lee      2  -283
 22 Betty Foreman        2  -293
 23 Ian Close            2  -386
 24 Cheryl Michler       1  -422
HIGH GAME: Bob Jackman       544
HIGH WORD: Betty Foreman     131
            "BEQUEST"

Results after game  7
ST GEORGE TOURNEY 97 -- B DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Norma Tracey         7   344
  2 Christine Small      5   291
  3 Derek Mckenzie       5   238
  4 Hanne Marks          5   229
  5 Val Ryan             5   195
  6 Harry Walsh          4   250
  7 Yvonne Sharpe        4   224
  8 Raya Wilkinson       4   173
  9 Isabel Humphreys     4   106
 10 Judy McGuiness       4   -59
 11 Gary Pollard         4  -195
 12 Pam Morris           3  -54
 13 Richard Birch        3 -100
 14 Judy Nelson          3    33
 15 Barbara Chenevier    3   -10
 16 Pat Schuberg         3   -77
 17 Maureen Wilkins      3  -114
 18 Evelyn Parker        3  -221
 19 Lorraine Robinson    3  -266
 20 Judy Hay             2   123
 21 Joan Buchanan        2   111
 22 Ester Rolfe          2  -277
 23 June Stephenson      1  -227
 24 Jean Balmer          1  -717
HIGH GAME: Christine Small    500
HIGH WORD: Joan Buchanan         102
            "SEXTONS"

Results after game  7
SEPTEMBER 6, 1997 -- C SECTION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
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  1 Sunny Wright         7   400
  2 Ram Mohe             6   451
  3 Silvana Newman       5    93
  4 Daphne Bezuidenhout  5    49
  5 Margaret Andrews     4   291
  6 John McMahon         4   281
  7 Nonie English        4   268
  8 Merle Young          4   194
  9 Fay Van Oyen         4   149
 10 Leonie McConnell     4    80
 11 Ann Fiddler          4    42
 12 Alan Gauci           4     5
 13 Lan Knox             4   -66
 14 Win Moseley          3   -10
 15 Kath Davidson        3   -56
 16 David Etherington    3   -89
 17 Margaret Ackman      3   -90
 18 Olive Clark          3  -139
 19 Pam O'connor         3  -233
 20 Joanne Deady         2  -160
 21 Diana Field          2  -205
 22 Joy Morris           2  -477
 23 Mercia Bunting       1  -428
 24 A Bye                0  -350
HIGH GAME: John McMahon      478
HIGH WORD: Nonie English     101

Stats for Tournament : ST GEORGE TOURNEY 97

+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| state     Name          | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points  |
|                         | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New |
+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *A DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    5    5 |   3   3 |  5.6  6.0 | 1951  +7 1958 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   42   29 |  14  10 |  4.2  6.0 | 1754 +37 1791 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   39   33 |  12  12 |  4.3  5.0 | 1765 +15 1780 |
| NSW Joan Rosenthal       |    9    9 |   5   5 |  6.3  5.0 | 1910 -18 1891 |
| NSW Sam Greenberg        |  204  164 |  46  39 |  1.8  5.0 | 1397 +83 1480 |
| NSW John Barker          |   19   24 |   6   7 |  4.7  4.0 | 1821 -10 1810 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   28   30 |  10  11 |  4.6  4.0 | 1797  -9 1787 |
| NSW Robin Duncan         |   51   58 |  16  17 |  5.0  4.0 | 1720 -19 1700 |
| NSW Rene Chelton         |  126  115 |  32  30 |  2.7  4.0 | 1560 +25 1585 |
| NSW Pat Warren           |  107  108 |  28  28 |  4.1  4.0 | 1596  +0 1595 |
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  219  182 |  52  45 |  1.1  4.0 | 1374 +72 1446 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |  136   99 |  35  25 |  1.4  4.0 | 1544 +63 1607 |
| NSW Keith Bioletti       |   87   90 |  23  21 |  3.3  3.0 | 1630  -4 1625 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  218  207 |  51  47 |  2.0  3.0 | 1376 +19 1395 |
| NSW Jean Noonan          |  109  116 |  29  31 |  3.6  3.0 | 1595 -11 1583 |
| NSW Sue Gergelifi        |  100  102 |  26  27 |  3.3  3.0 | 1606  -5 1600 |
| NSW Robyn Flynn          |   85   97 |  21  24 |  4.0  3.0 | 1631 -19 1611 |
| NSW Ruby Kotwall         |  175  171 |  42  42 |  2.7  3.0 | 1459  +7 1466 |
| NSW Graeme Lock Lee      |  130  144 |  33  35 |  3.7  2.0 | 1556 -34 1521 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |  145  152 |  37  38 |  3.1  2.0 | 1522 -21 1500 |
| NSW Jeff Chelton         |   86  109 |  22  29 |  3.9  2.0 | 1630 -36 1593 |
| NSW Gloria Gallagher     |  124  136 |  31  34 |  3.1  2.0 | 1563 -21 1541 |
| NSW Ian Close            |  138  147 |  36  36 |  3.6  2.0 | 1542 -30 1511 |
| NSW Cheryl Michler       |  197  211 |  45  50 |  1.9  1.0 | 1405 -17 1387 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *B DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Norma Tracey         |  346  271 |  80  64 |  2.9  7.0 | 1139 +114 1253 |
| NSW Christine Small      |  356  317 |  81  71 |  2.6  5.0 | 1130 +55 1185 |
| NSW Derek McKenzie       |  265  256 |  62  57 |  4.6  5.0 | 1267 +12 1279 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  245  242 |  56  54 |  4.8  5.0 | 1310  +8 1318 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  276  264 |  65  61 |  3.9  5.0 | 1244 +23 1267 |
| NSW Harry Walsh          |  337  335 |  77  77 |  3.8  4.0 | 1151  +7 1158 |
| NSW Yvonne Sharpe        |  284  295 |  66  67 |  4.7  4.0 | 1235 -11 1223 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  444  407 | 105  96 |  1.9  4.0 | 1002 +47 1049 |
| NSW Isabel Humphreys     |  541  478 | 132 118 |  1.4  4.0 |  896 +62  958 |
| NSW Judy McGuinness      |  367  345 |  84  81 |  3.0  4.0 | 1120 +21 1141 |
| NSW Gary Pollard         |  336  334 |  76  76 |  3.9  4.0 | 1152  +7 1159 |
| NSW Pam Morris           |  270  289 |  64  66 |  4.8  3.5 | 1257 -23 1233 |
| NSW Richard Birch        |  487  447 | 119 106 |  1.2  3.5 |  948 +51  999 |
| NSW Judy Nelson          |  257  275 |  59  65 |  5.1  3.0 | 1286 -39 1246 |
| NSW Barbara Chenevier    |  305  314 |  68  69 |  3.8  3.0 | 1207 -15 1191 |
| NSW Pat Schuberg         |  478  465 | 117 112 |  2.3  3.0 |  956 +14  970 |
| NSW Evelyn Parker        |  250  263 |  57  60 |  4.8  3.0 | 1303 -32 1270 |
| NSW Maureen Wilkins      |  339  352 |  78  82 |  3.7  3.0 | 1148 -13 1134 |
| NSW Lorraine Robinson    |  325  338 |  73  79 |  3.5  3.0 | 1166  -8 1157 |
| NSW Joan Buchanan        |  310  326 |  69  74 |  3.6  2.0 | 1199 -32 1166 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  242  269 |  54  63 |  5.1  2.0 | 1319 -61 1257 |
| NSW Esther Rolfe         |  434  449 | 104 108 |  2.7  2.0 | 1011 -13  997 |
| NSW June Stephenson      |  410  448 |  96 107 |  3.3  1.0 | 1043 -44  998 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  460  493 | 110 121 |  2.6  1.0 |  976 -30  945 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+

+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *C SECTION                  +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Sunny Wright         |  625  516 | 155 125 |  4.6  7.0 |  824 +99  923 |
| NSW Ram Mohe             |  697  568 | 172 145 |  3.6  6.0 |  769 +97  866 |
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  976  862 | 255 221 |  1.3  5.0 |  536 +100  636 |
| NSW Silvana Newman       |  700  685 | 173 168 |  4.5  5.0 |  767 +12  779 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  612  611 | 152 154 |  4.0  4.0 |  836  +4  840 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  553  564 | 137 143 |  4.8  4.0 |  884 -12  871 |
| NSW John McMahon         |  551  603 | 136 152 |  5.4  4.0 |  886 -38  847 |
| NSW Merle Young          |  583  598 | 147 150 |  4.4  4.0 |  858  -8  849 |
| NSW Fay Van Oyen         |  545  555 | 133 139 |  4.8  4.0 |  892 -12  879 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  539  551 | 131 135 |  4.9  4.0 |  897 -14  882 |
| NSW Leonie McConnell     |  731  711 | 181 177 |  2.9  4.0 |  734 +21  755 |
| NSW Ann Fiddler          |  883  808 | 227 201 |  2.4  4.0 |  615 +60  675 |
| NSW Lan Knox             |  568  597 | 145 149 |  5.0  4.0 |  866 -16  849 |
|*NSW Win Moseley          |    0  842 |   0 212 |  3.0  3.0 |  653  +0  653 |
| NSW David Etherington    |  894  893 | 232 232 |  2.9  3.0 |  605  +1  606 |
| NSW Pam O'Connor         |  714  727 | 178 180 |  3.7  3.0 |  751 -13  737 |
| NSW Olive Clarke         |  927  929 | 241 243 |  3.0  3.0 |  577  +0  577 |
| NSW Margaret Ackman      |  689  724 | 168 179 |  4.8  3.0 |  775 -36  738 |
| NSW Kath Davidson        | 1043 1015 | 278 270 |  2.0  3.0 |  487 +19  506 |
| NSW Diana Field          |  996  995 | 264 264 |  1.9  2.0 |  522  +2  524 |
| NSW Joanne Deady         |  874  903 | 225 237 |  3.2  2.0 |  623 -23  599 |
| NSW Joy Morris           | 1058 1053 | 283 282 |  1.8  2.0 |  478  +5  483 |
| NSW Mercia Bunting       |  955 1001 | 249 266 |  2.6  1.0 |  551 -31  519 |
|*NSW A Bye                |    0 1129 |   0 302 |  2.6  0.3 |  500 -141  358 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
Bob Jackman