Wollongong Club Tournament - February 15th 1997

Report by Graeme Lock Lee

As usual, the Wollongong tournament was run in a congenial and thorough way by Rene Chelton and her hard-working band of helpers. Games are conducted in a charming setting complete with an inexpensive motel run by the Illawarra Retirement Trust. The tournament is unique in that lunch is included in the entry fee, along with the usual stream of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and hot and cold beverages.

A total of 98 players contested four divisions with prizes awarded down to the fifth placegetters. It was good to see Paul Cleary win the A division in his first visit to Wollongong and also good to see Carol Nomarhas from Canberra get 4th place in D division in her tournament debut. The highlights for me though were the big ranking gains by Sue Flack (93 points) who won B division, and Jean Noonan ( 51points) in A division. Both these lovely ladies are fighting back to reclaim the heights they previously enjoyed. Sue, of course, amazes us by frequently travelling from Bega.

We were glad that Bob and Liz Jackman were able to come along after their planned camping trip was foiled by earlier rain. For once, Liz did better than her partner who dropped 13 points but still retains a slim lead at the top over Esther Perrins who wasn't playing.

There was a hint of controversy when experienced Joan Rosenthal amazingly managed to place her opening move in a row which missed the middle square - probably a tournament first - but was let off lightly and allowed to move the word after her opponent brought it to the adjudicator's attention.

The day was topped off nicely when Bob, Liz, Paul, Joanne, Rod, Jean, Ros, Peter, Rudy and Graeme unwound with some drinks at the Collegians Club, home of the local scrabble club, then enjoyed a tasty banquet at the Thai Carnation Restaurant.


Here are the results and rating changes in respect of the Wollongong (WORDS) tournament.
Results after game  8
WORDS297 -- A DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Paul Cleary          7   658
  2 Peter Shaw           6   333
  3 John Barker          6   153
  4 Joan Rosenthal       5   477
  5 Bob Jackman          5   315
  6 Peter Tobler         5    29
  7 Jean Noonan          5     5
  8 Robin Duncan         5  -105
  9 Jean McGiffen        5  -176
 10 Moana Nepia          4   220
 11 Rod Talbot           4   126
 12 Liz Jackman          4   -18
 13 Jeff Spring          4   -96
 14 Graeme Lock Lee      4  -147
 15 Audrey Newman        4  -368
 16 Betty Foreman        3   313
 17 Pat Warren           3    59
 18 Sue Gergelifi        3   -41
 19 Keith Bioletti       3   -48
 20 Robyn Flynn          3  -560
 21 Gloria Gallagher     2   -51
 22 Joanne Craig         2   -65
 23 Robert Tomkins       2  -407
 24 Jeff Chelton         2  -606
HIGH GAME: John Barker       549
HIGH WORD: Robert Tomkins    105
            "QUASHES"

Results after game  8
WORDS297 -- B DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Sue Flack            7   471
  2 Siva Sivapalasundrum 6   100
  3 Kerry Constable      6    60
  4 Pam Morris           5   245
  5 Alison Rae           5   232
  6 Cheryl Michler       5   180
  7 Ros Gibbons          5   169
  8 Ethel Collins        5   100
  9 Judy Nelson          5  -158
 10 Hanne Marks          4   282
 11 Judy McGuinness      4   271
 12 Elizabeth Ho         4    40
 13 Betty Coleman        4   -49
 14 Norma Tracey         4  -266
 15 Maureen Wilkins      3 -263
 16 Ruby Kotwall         3   204
 17 Rachael Westwood     3    44
 18 Esther Rolfe         3   -80
 19 Jenny Templeton      3   -94
 20 Judy Hay             3  -221
 21 Gary Pollard         2 -551
 22 Tim Reddan           2  -164
 23 June Stephenson      2  -270
 24 Val Ryan             2  -282
HIGH GAME: Judy McGuinness   497
HIGH WORD: Judy Nelson           109
            "SKITING"

Results after game  8
WORDS297 -- C DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Rudolf Puntschuh     6   362
  2 Mireille Crabb       6   271
  3 Lan Knox             6   269
  4 Raya Wilkinson       6   209
  5 Michael Adler        5   342
  6 Penny Lavender       5   282
  7 Henni Maat           5   206
  8 Isobel Humphreys     5    28
  9 Pat Schuberg         5     6
 10 Faye Van Oyen        4   180
 11 Dawn Spring          4   142
 12 Christine Small      4    38
 13 Mary Craven          4   -20
 14 Margaret Andrews     4   -47
 15 Chloe McNally        4   -54
 16 Richard Birch        4   -63
 17 Jean Balmer          4  -150
 18 Trish Farland        3   220
 19 Alan Gauci           3  -128
 20 Margaret Ackman      3  -198
 21 Merle Young          3  -261
 22 Judy Hall            3  -303
 23 Jocelyn Mather       3  -361
 24 Pam O'Connor         2  -259
 25 Yvonne Pollard       2  -410
 26 Svend Grunnet        1  -301
HIGH GAME: Trish Farland     497
HIGH WORD: Richard Birch     116
            "STRAFED"

Results after game  8
WORDS297 -- D DIVISION

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Ivana Duria          7   414
  2 Shirley McIndoe      6   242
  3 Meriss Adler         6   157
  4 Carol Nomarhas :act  5   275
  5 Margaret Gauci       5   194
  6 John Strang          5   140
  7 Lenore Fay           5    35
  8 Sharon Sorensen      5    28
  9 Bunny Knott          5     0
 10 Nonie English        5    -4
 11 Chris Phillips       4   193
 12 Joanne Deady         4   130
 13 Sue Tuckett          4    98
 14 Pearl Gillot         4   -12
 15 Lila Tucker          3 -221
 16 Joy Morris           3 -253
 17 Dea Matthews :act    3   -38
 18 Kath Davidson        3   -39
 19 John Fay             3  -147
 20 Yvonne Ward          3  -154
 21 Nicola Turner        3  -160
 22 Beryl Christensen    2  -253
 23 Mary Lynam           1  -167
 24 Norma Ryan           1  -458
HIGH GAME: Margaret Gauci    426
HIGH WORD: Pearl Gillott          95
            "SCABIES"

RATING MOVEMENTS

+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| state     Name          | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points  |
|                         | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New |
+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *A DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Paul Cleary          |    7    5 |   4   4 |  5.9  7.0 | 1926 +20 1946 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   41   22 |  15  11 |  3.4  6.0 | 1759 +60 1819 |
| NSW John Barker          |   37   21 |  13  10 |  3.9  6.0 | 1776 +45 1821 |
| NSW Joan Rosenthal       |   11   11 |   5   5 |  4.9  5.0 | 1893  +4 1897 |
| NSW Jean Noonan          |  141  118 |  34  30 |  2.7  5.0 | 1521 +51 1572 |
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    1    1 |   1   1 |  6.8  5.0 | 2031 -14 2016 |
| NSW Robin Duncan         |   17   17 |   8   8 |  5.3  5.0 | 1846  -1 1844 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   18   18 |   9   9 |  5.4  5.0 | 1845  -5 1839 |
| NSW Peter Tobler :act    |   45   43 |  16  15 |  4.3  5.0 | 1743 +13 1756 |
| NSW Moana Nepia          |   60   62 |  18  18 |  4.3  4.0 | 1703  -5 1697 |
| NSW Jeff Spring          |  130  129 |  33  33 |  3.9  4.0 | 1551  +2 1553 |
| NSW Graeme Lock Lee      |  116  108 |  31  28 |  3.2  4.0 | 1581 +16 1597 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  166  149 |  41  36 |  1.8  4.0 | 1458 +45 1503 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   35   44 |  12  16 |  5.5  4.0 | 1777 -28 1748 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |  151  142 |  35  35 |  2.7  4.0 | 1489 +26 1515 |
| NSW Keith Bioletti       |  118  120 |  32  31 |  3.4  3.0 | 1575  -5 1569 |
| NSW Pat Warren           |  161  158 |  38  38 |  2.6  3.0 | 1476  +8 1484 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |  157  150 |  37  37 |  2.0  3.0 | 1481 +19 1500 |
| NSW Sue Gergelifi        |  107  114 |  29  29 |  3.9  3.0 | 1600 -17 1582 |
| NSW Robyn Flynn          |   91  104 |  23  27 |  4.6  3.0 | 1635 -29 1605 |
| NSW Gloria Gallagher     |   63   90 |  19  22 |  5.2  2.0 | 1699 -64 1634 |
| NSW Joanne Craig         |  106  128 |  28  32 |  4.2  2.0 | 1602 -44 1557 |
| NSW Robert Tomkins       |  164  168 |  39  42 |  2.6  2.0 | 1463 -12 1450 |
| NSW Jeff Chelton         |  115  131 |  30  34 |  3.5  2.0 | 1581 -29 1551 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *B DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Sue Flack            |  285  233 |  64  52 |  3.4  7.0 | 1216 +93 1309 |
| NSW Siva Sivapalasundram |  177  177 |  44  44 |  6.3  6.0 | 1431  -2 1428 |
| NSW Kerry Constable :act |  273  253 |  62  56 |  3.8  6.0 | 1237 +47 1284 |
| NSW Ethel Collins        |  233  235 |  52  53 |  5.3  5.0 | 1308  -2 1305 |
| NSW Pam Morris           |  306  286 |  73  65 |  3.2  5.0 | 1183 +36 1219 |
| NSW Cheryl Michler       |  247  248 |  54  54 |  5.0  5.0 | 1289  +0 1288 |
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  286  273 |  65  62 |  3.8  5.0 | 1215 +24 1239 |
| NSW Judy Nelson          |  195  201 |  47  46 |  6.1  5.0 | 1394 -19 1374 |
| NSW Alison Rae :act      |  260  256 |  58  57 |  4.2  5.0 | 1266 +15 1281 |
| NSW Judy McGuiness       |  397  384 |  94  92 |  3.0  4.0 | 1047 +20 1067 |
| NSW Elizabeth Ho         |  378  358 |  89  86 |  2.5  4.0 | 1073 +30 1103 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  194  204 |  46  47 |  5.2  4.0 | 1396 -23 1372 |
| NSW Betty Coleman        |  268  278 |  60  63 |  4.7  4.0 | 1245 -13 1231 |
| NSW Norma Tracey         |  317  308 |  75  74 |  2.8  4.0 | 1158 +23 1181 |
| NSW Maureen Wilkins      |  321  328 |  78  79 |  4.0  3.5 | 1154  -9 1144 |
| NSW Ruby Kotwall         |  206  223 |  48  51 |  5.0  3.0 | 1369 -40 1328 |
| NSW Jenny Templeton      |  269  292 |  61  68 |  5.0  3.0 | 1242 -38 1203 |
| NSW Esther Rolfe         |  411  400 | 100  97 |  2.3  3.0 | 1028 +14 1042 |
| NSW Rachael Westwood     |  360  352 |  86  84 |  2.5  3.0 | 1099 +10 1109 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  248  267 |  55  60 |  5.0  3.0 | 1289 -39 1249 |
| NSW Gary Pollard         |  343  350 |  81  82 |  3.0  2.5 | 1127  -9 1117 |
| NSW Tim Reddan           |  389  397 |  92  94 |  2.6  2.0 | 1060 -12 1047 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  238  272 |  53  61 |  5.1  2.0 | 1301 -60 1240 |
| NSW June Stephenson      |  415  425 | 101 103 |  2.4  2.0 | 1021  -7 1013 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *C DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Rudolf Puntschuh     |  523  485 | 134 123 |  4.2  6.0 |  902 +36  938 |
| NSW Lan Knox             |  479  451 | 121 110 |  4.5  6.0 |  945 +31  976 |
| NSW Mireille Crabb       |  449  417 | 112 101 |  4.7  6.0 |  982 +38 1020 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  538  480 | 138 121 |  3.5  6.0 |  885 +57  942 |
| NSW Penny Lavender       |  431  431 | 105 105 |  5.0  5.0 | 1007  +0 1007 |
| NSW Michael Adler :act   |  441  433 | 108 106 |  4.6  5.0 |  994  +9 1003 |
| NSW Henni Maat           |  626  592 | 154 149 |  3.3  5.0 |  806 +34  840 |
| NSW Pat Schuberg         |  482  468 | 122 117 |  4.2  5.0 |  941 +15  956 |
| NSW Isabel Humphreys     |  564  525 | 145 135 |  3.3  5.0 |  867 +33  900 |
| NSW Christine Small      |  446  456 | 109 112 |  4.5  4.0 |  985 -12  972 |
| NSW Dawn Spring          |  433  446 | 106 109 |  5.1  4.0 | 1004 -21  982 |
| NSW Faye Van Oyen        |  559  538 | 143 139 |  3.4  4.0 |  874 +12  886 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  474  487 | 119 124 |  4.6  4.0 |  949 -11  937 |
| NSW Chloe McNally        |  488  509 | 125 129 |  4.9  4.0 |  935 -17  917 |
| NSW Mary Craven :act     |  650  619 | 160 153 |  3.1  4.0 |  796 +18  814 |
| NSW Richard Birch        |  448  467 | 111 116 |  5.2  4.0 |  982 -24  957 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  544  535 | 140 138 |  3.6  4.0 |  881  +8  889 |
| NSW Trish Farland        |  500  556 | 129 144 |  4.6  3.0 |  925 -48  876 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  683  684 | 166 167 |  2.9  3.0 |  777  +2  779 |
| NSW Judy Hall            |  424  477 | 103 120 |  5.2  3.0 | 1014 -66  947 |
| NSW Merle Young          |  642  645 | 157 158 |  3.0  3.0 |  799  +0  798 |
| NSW Jocelyn Mather       |  458  521 | 114 134 |  5.2  3.0 |  973 -65  907 |
| NSW Margaret Ackman      |  710  706 | 173 173 |  2.7  3.0 |  757  +6  763 |
| NSW Pam O'Connor         |  729  740 | 178 183 |  2.6  2.0 |  736 -12  723 |
| NSW Yvonne Pollard       |  600  651 | 149 160 |  3.2  2.0 |  832 -35  796 |
| NSW Svend Grunnet        |  717  786 | 174 196 |  3.1  1.0 |  749 -62  686 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *D DIVISION                 +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Ivana Duria          |  731  680 | 179 166 |  4.7  7.0 |  733 +48  781 |
| NSW Shirley McIndoe      |  737  714 | 182 175 |  4.6  6.0 |  726 +28  754 |
| NSW Merriss Adler :act   |  901  845 | 232 215 |  3.6  6.0 |  599 +51  650 |
|*NSW Carol Nomarhas :act  |    0  725 |   0 179 |  5.0  5.0 |  740  +0  740 |
| NSW Margaret Gauci       |  775  765 | 194 191 |  4.6  5.0 |  696  +8  704 |
| NSW John Strang          |  834  793 | 211 198 |  4.1  5.0 |  657 +26  683 |
| NSW Sharon Sorensen      |  738  741 | 183 184 |  5.1  5.0 |  726  -2  723 |
| NSW Lenore Fay           |  796  806 | 199 204 |  5.5  5.0 |  680  -8  671 |
| NSW Bunny Knott          |  920  888 | 236 228 |  3.4  5.0 |  581 +31  612 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  763  756 | 191 188 |  4.9  5.0 |  706  +4  710 |
| NSW Pearl Gillott        |  812  833 | 204 211 |  4.5  4.0 |  667  -9  657 |
| NSW Chris Phillips       |  807  847 | 203 216 |  4.8  4.0 |  671 -21  649 |
| NSW Joanne Deady         |  959  933 | 246 241 |  3.0  4.0 |  549 +19  568 |
| NSW Sue Tuckett          |  752  794 | 186 199 |  5.6  4.0 |  714 -31  682 |
| NSW Lila Tucker          | 1158 1140 | 293 293 |  1.4  3.5 |  294 +76  370 |
|*NSW Joy Morris           |    0 1060 |   0 273 |  3.8  3.5 |  500 -21  478 |
|*NSW Dea Matthews :act    |    0 1041 |   0 269 |  3.2  3.0 |  500 -10  489 |
|*NSW Nicola Turner        |    0 1061 |   0 274 |  3.4  3.0 |  500 -22  477 |
| NSW Kath Davidson        |  995 1003 | 258 259 |  3.3  3.0 |  514  -6  507 |
| NSW John Fay             |  996 1007 | 259 262 |  3.5  3.0 |  514  -8  505 |
|*NSW Yvonne Ward          |    0 1013 |   0 264 |  4.0  3.0 |  500 -62  500 |
| NSW Beryl Christensen    |  970 1033 | 249 267 |  3.4  2.0 |  536 -41  494 |
| NSW Mary Lynam           | 1112 1141 | 284 294 |  2.5  1.0 |  414 -45  368 |
|*NSW Norma Ryan           |    0 1163 |   0 299 |  4.0  1.0 |  500 -185  314 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+