Woodend Handicap Cup Draw

Handicaps were agreed:

Tom Burns 0
Willie Fleming 0
Baver Bari 1
Dave Gladman 1
John Halpin 1
Dave Houston 2
John Mathieson 2
Brian Spoors 8

The draw:

Baver Bari v Willie Fleming
John Mathieson v John Halpin
Tom Burns v Dave Houston
Dave Gladman v Brian Spoors

Last year’s winner, John Halpin:

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Association Cup Draw

The draw was made for this season’s Association Cup:

Round 1

Bari v Gladman
Halpin v Mathieson

Quarter-Finals

Houston v F McKenzie
Fleming v Bari/Gladman
Halpin/Mathieson v Burns
Corr v Berry

 

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Club Night 22/1/18

Only 3 matches played tonight and all were in the Glasgow Cup. In Group A Tom Burns looks likely to finish top after a 3-1 win over Dave Gladman. Burns took the lead in the first half only for Gladman to equalise just before the break. Burns got back in front in the second period and as Gladman committed players forward Burns sealed the victory with a third. Gladman is favourite to finish second but his final match is against Dave Houston who has proved a difficult opponent for Gladman in recent games.

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The other 2 matches were both in Group B and both involved Malcolm Lees. Lees made a strong start to the season in the SPSL but has struggled to find his form in more recent matches and so it proved tonight. He suffered two 2-1 defeats against first, Willie Fleming and then John Halpin. Both opponents were well worthy of their victories and for John Halpin it was his second win over Lees in a row. All three players are likely to progress from the group but the final order is unlikely to be what would have been predicted.

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Glasgow Cup

Burns 3 1 Gladman
Lees 1 2 Fleming
Halpin 2 1 Lees

 

 

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Association Cup draw

 

Dave Butler, current holder of the trophy

 

The draw was made for this season’s Association Cup, first played for in season 1973/74.

 

Corr v Day
Fleming v Andreoni
Phee v Houston
Gladman v Butler
Jones v McKenzie
Bari v Halpin

 

Byes: Berry and Burns

Grand Prix: message from Tom Burns

Message from Tom Burns to Grand Prix participants

 

In the aftermath of the latest event in Scotland, and aftermath is probably the best word to describe it, I would like to thank all the players who took the time and effort to attend and helped make a successful event. There were very few complaints and the lack of excessive shouting would back up claims that most games were played in a very sporting manner. This also may haveĀ been attributable to the fact that the calibre of players fell into two very different groups. But overall I was very pleased with the behaviour of all present (although I have no knowledge of what went on in the hotel, your honour). My main concern was the people who came to enjoy themselves as opposed to those who only came to win or collect ranking points. So on that score I think we did ok. I think a special mention is due to both Yorkshire Phoenix and Netfa Teeside for travelling in very good numbers and getting involved in the spirit of things, SPIRIT being the operative word here. Although, to be fair, Yorkshire did enter into it more than most, just gutted I couldn’t join you. I would also like to thank the rest of the GTSA guys for their assistance with a special mention to Dave Gladman who was an absolute star in dealing with the majority of the admin work and having the results on our website almost as soon as the event was finished. I wish next year’s host every success with the event.

Tom Burns

Grand Prix: all the group results

OPEN Groups 1 1 Mark Gauci Sam Curtis 10 2
OPEN Groups 2 1 Kasper Bennett Barry Corr 5 0
OPEN Groups 3 1 Pascal Scheen Robert Ramsey 3 0
OPEN Groups 4 1 Hansel Mallia Dave Butler 4 1
OPEN Groups 6 1 Paul Lawrenson Paulo Gouveia 0 3
OPEN Groups 7 1 Steve Bennett Colin Berry 5 0
OPEN Groups 8 1 Gareth Christie Mark Farrell 1 2
VET Groups 1 1 Joseph Milfsud Dave Gladman 6 0
VET Groups 2 1 Daniel Scheen Tom Burns 7 1
VET Groups 3 1 Justin Finch John Bottomley 10 0
VET Groups 4 1 Adrian Curtis Mike Parnaby 0 3
OPEN Groups 1 2 Ronnie Mckenzie Mark Gauci 0 10
OPEN Groups 2 2 Neil Youngson Kasper Bennett 1 6
OPEN Groups 3 2 Mike Burns Pascal Scheen 0 3
OPEN Groups 4 2 Hansel Mallia Baver Bari 9 0
OPEN Groups 5 2 Dave Pawsey Ben Staples 2 0
OPEN Groups 6 2 Paul Lawrenson Zoltan Hegedus 3 2
OPEN Groups 7 2 Martin Clampett Russ Harker 0 4
OPEN Groups 8 2 Sam Wilson Noe Scheen 0 2
VET Groups 1 2 Colin Tarry Dave Heuchan 3 0
VET Groups 2 2 Colin Day George Higgins 6 0
VET Groups 3 2 Jim Law Malcolm Lees 2 3
VET Groups 4 2 Steve Austin Andrea Andreoni 0 3
OPEN 1 3 Sam Curtis Ronnie McKenzie 3 3
OPEN 2 3 Neil Youngson Barry Corr 2 2
OPEN 4 3 Dave Butler Baver Bari 3 0
OPEN 3 3 Mike Burns R Ramsey 4 1
OPEN 5 3 Ben Staples Kevin Christopher 2 0
OPEN 6 3 Zoltan Hegedus Paulo Gouviea 0 3
OPEN 7 3 Steve Bennett Russ Harker 8 4
OPEN 8 3 Gareth Christie Sam Wilson 6 0
VET 1 3 J Mifsud C Tarry 10 0
VET 2 3 D Scheen C Day 7 0
VET 3 3 J Finch J Law 3 1
VET 4 3 A Curtis S Austin 3 0
OPEN 7 4 S Bennett M Clampett 4 0
OPEN 7 4 C Berry R Harker 1 0
OPEN 8 4 G Christie N Scheen 3 0
OPEN 8 4 M Farrell S Wilson 7 1
VET 3 4 J Law J Bottomley 9 0
VET 2 4 D Scheen G Higgins 5 0
VET 4 4 M Parnaby S Austin 3 0
VET 3 4 M Lees J Finch 0 6
VET 2 4 C Day T Burns 1 1
VET 1 4 C Tarry D Gladman 2 1
VET 1 4 J Mifsud D Heuchan 3 0
VET 2 4 A Curtis A Andreoni 2 1
Open 8 5 M Farrell N Scheen 4 0
OPEN 5 5 K Christopher D Pawsey 0 2
OPEN 7 5 C Berry M Clampett 4 0
VET 3 5 J Bottomley M Lees 0 4
VET 4 5 A Andreoni M Parnaby 0 4
VET 2 5 T Burns G Higgins 2 0
VET 1 5 D Gladman D Heuchan 3 0

Changed venue for GP

The venue for the March Grand Prix of Scotland has been changed from the David Lloyd Centre to the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew. The team event will be on the Saturday and Individual on the Sunday.