National Championship Event 3

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GTSA’s Malcolm Lees has become the Scottish National Champion for season 2019/20. He fought off the challenges of Tom Burns and Steve Bennett to secure the title. The third and final championship event took place in Letham on Sunday 19 January.

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After two events Tom Burns led Malcolm Lees on goal difference but after three rounds of play in the third event Lees was now ahead, again on goal difference. As they started the final games Steve Bennett was also in a position to take the title. Bennett lined up against Lees, Burns against Andy Beskaby. To win Bennett needed to beat Lees and hope that Burns lost to Beskaby. Lees needed to beat Bennett and Burns needed to better Lees’ result. Everyone expected Bennett to defeat Lees, in which case Burns would only need a draw against Beskaby. Burns was definitely the favourite going into the final game.

Burns did get a draw against Beskaby, enough to put him ahead of Bennett. Burns went ahead but was pegged back. It was a close match and a fair result. It wasn’t a surprise when Lees took a first half lead against Bennett. He’d done that before. It’s just that he’d never kept that lead – ever. But today would be different. Bennett peppered the Lees goal with shots but could not make the breakthrough. Lees held on and the championship was his.

Final Table

.FAPts
Lees301427
Burns301525
Bennett43921
Bari214118
Bevilacqua181214
Gladman131713
Beskaby211111
Baxter727
Halpin657
Berry996
Mathieson376
Minty343
Thom593
Spoors9620
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Results from the day

Round 1.
Gladman01Burns
Spoors08Beskaby
Bennett100Bari
Lees21Bevilacqua
Round 2.
Bennett31Beskaby
Lees03Burns
Bevilacqua04Gladman
Spoors43Bari
Round 3.
Bennett41Burns
Beskaby01Gladman
Lees90Spoors
Bevilacqua01Bari
Round 4.
Bennett01Lees
Gladman13Bari
Burns11Beskaby
Spoors04Bevilacqua
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National Championship Event 2

The second event of the National Championship took place in Letham on a cold Sunday 1st December. Steve Bennett returned to action, winning all four of his matches and moving straight up to third place in the National table. Tom Burns win over Malcolm Lees put him joint top of the table with Lees. Marco Bevilacqua surprised many with his third place finish on the day.

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Round 1
Lees10Baxter
Bennett100Spoors
Gladman00Bevilacqua
Minty12Bari
Thom04Burns
Round 2
Bennett31Burns
Bari05Lees
Gladman10Minty
Bevilacqua11Baxter
Thom43Spoors
Round 3
Bennett52Lees
Gladman13Burns
Thom12Bari
Bevilacqua10Minty
Baxter50Spoors
Round 4
Bennett83Bari
Lees14Burns
Bevilacqua30Thom
Baxter10Gladman
Minty20Spoors
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The National Table after 2 events:


F
A
Burns241018
Lees201018
Bennett26612
Bari142612
Bevilacqua13611
Baxter727
Beskaby1177
Halpin657
Gladman7137
Berry996
Mathieson376
Minty343
Thom593
Spoors6380
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Scottish Circuit Event 3: Normandy Hotel, Renfrew

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Fourteen players took part in this Scottish Circuit competition. The event was won by Gareth Christie who defeated Greg Dand on shots in the final. This consolidates Christie’s position at the top of the Scottish Championship leaderboard. Glasgow’s John Halpin finished third after a win over Tom Burns in the 3rd/4th place play-off. The final event will take place in Letham on Sunday 19th March. Players’ best three scores count towards the Championship.

Current Standings

Place Points
1 Gareth Christie 142
2 Tom Burns 123
3 John Halpin 115
3 Malcolm Lees 115
5 Dave Baxter 108
6 Rob Conway 107
7 Andy Beskaby 104
8 Baver Bari 99
9 John Mathieson 97
10 Craig Thom 94
11 Steve Bennett 92
12 Dave Minty 89
13 Greg Dand 83
14 Dave Gladman 72
15 Colin Berry 40
16 Ronnie McKenzie 34

 

Pictures from the day

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Circuit Event 3, Normandy Hotel, Renfrew

Fourteen players took part in the third Scottish Circuit Event of the season. A group stage was followed by knock-out matches to determine a ranking order of players. despite the home venue only six Glasgow players took part. Tom Burns was best placed finishing fourth but four players, Barry Corr, John Halpin, Malcolm Lees and Fraser McKenzie were runners-up in their groups. The competition was a breakthrough for Fraser McKenzie who was happy with his eighth placed finish.

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The final match was a repeat of the last circuit event with Gareth Christie and Steve Bennett fighting it out. Christie was again victorious although this time he had to score an extra-time golden goal to seal the win. Christie now leads the table where only two points separate the top three. With a player’s best three events counting Christie is strong favourite since he will surely better his seventh place in circuit 1.

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More pictures from the day:

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Full results:

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 3 of 4 – Glasgow, 21st February, 2016
Group 1 Pld W D L F A Pts Steve Bennett 7 v 0 Barry Corr
Steve Bennett 2 2 0 0 10 0 3 Drew Orr 2 v 6 Barry Corr
Barry Corr 2 1 0 1 6 9 3 Steve Bennett 3 v 0 Drew Orr
Drew Orr 2 0 0 2 2 9 0
Group 2 Pld W D L F A Pts Greg Dand 3 v 2 Malcolm Lees
Greg Dand 2 2 0 0 5 2 6 Dave Gladman 0 v 0 Malcolm Lees
Malcolm Lees 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 Greg Dand 2 v 0 Dave Gladman
Dave Gladman 2 0 1 1 0 2 1
Group 3 Pld W D L F A Pts Tom Burns 2 v 3 John Halpin
Tom Burns 3 2 0 1 9 4 6 Rob Conway 0 v 2 Andy Beskaby
John Halpin 3 1 2 0 5 4 5 Tom Burns 4 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Andy Beskaby 3 1 1 1 3 5 4 Rob Conway 1 v 1 John Halpin
Rob Conway 3 0 1 2 2 6 1 Tom Burns 3 v 1 Rob Conway
Andy Beskaby 1 v 1 John Halpin
Group 4 Pld W D L F A Pts Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Fraser McKenzie
Gareth Christie 3 3 0 0 10 0 9 Dave Baxter 1 v 0 Craig Thom
Fraser McKenzie 3 1 1 1 4 2 4 Gareth Christie 5 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Baxter 3 1 1 1 2 5 4 Dave Baxter 1 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
Craig Thom 3 0 0 3 0 9 0 Gareth Christie 4 v 0 Dave Baxter
Craig Thom 0 v 3 Fraser McKenzie
Semi-finals Tom Burns 0 v 6 Steve Bennett
Greg Dand 1 v 3 Gareth Christie
Final Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Steve Bennett sd
3rd/4th Greg Dand 3 v 2 Tom Burns sd
5th-8th Barry Corr 0 v 0 John Halpin 3-0 shots
Malcolm Lees 6 v 0 Fraser McKenzie
5th/6th Malcolm Lees 1 v 0 Barry Corr
7th/8th John Halpin 2 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
9th-12th Drew Orr 0 v 0 Andy Beskaby 0-1 shots
Dave Gladman 2 v 1 Dave Baxter
9th-10th Andy Beskaby 1 v 0 Dave Gladman
11th Dave Baxter 1 v 0 Drew Orr
12th-13th Rob Conway 2 v 1 Drew Orr sd
13th-14th Rob Conway 2 v 0 Craig Thom

 

Leaderboard

1 Gareth Christie 136
2 Steve Bennett 135
3 Greg Dand 134
4 Andy Beskaby 110
5 Rob Conway 109
6 John Halpin 100
7 Drew Orr  94
8 Craig Thom  90
9 Tom Burns  82
10 Malcolm Lees  73
11 Dave Gladman  70
12 Fraser McKenzie  67
13 Dave Baxter  65
14 Dave JC Baxter  38
15 Baver Bari  37
16 Barry Corr  37
17 Ronnie McKenzie  34
18 Martin Campbell  32
19 Colin Day  31

 

 

 

 

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Scottish Circuit Event 2

The second Scottish Circuit Event took place in Arbroath on Sunday 15th November. Only two GTSA players made the journey north. Dave Gladman finished 6th and John Halpin 9th. The event also saw the return to Scotland from Canada of Dave JC Baxter.

The competition was won by Gareth Christie with Steve Bennett taking second. After two events Greg Dand remains in the lead.

Full results can be found here.

Leaderboard

  1. Greg Dand 92
  2. Steve Bennett 90
  3. Gareth Christie 86
  4. Rob Conway 78
  5. Andy Beskaby 76
  6. John Halpin 64
  7. Drew Orr 64
  8. Craig Thom 61
  9. Tom Burns 42
  10. Dave JC Baxter 38
  11. Baver Bari 37
  12. Dave Gladman 37
  13. Malcolm Lees 35
  14. Ronnie McKenzie 34
  15. Dave Baxter 33
  16. Martin Campbell 32
  17. Fraser McKenzie 32
  18. Colin Day 31

Pictures from the day:

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Scottish Cup Burntisland

The STFA Scottish Cup took place in the Jubilee Tavern, Burntisland on Sunday 9 August. Fourteen players took part in the competition which was won by Gareth Christie who defeated Malcolm Lees 2-0 in the final.

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Five GTSA players travelled to the Fife town. For Willie Fleming it was a return to national competition after a gap of two years. Unfortunately he was drawn against Tom Burns in the first round. The new GTSA League Champion proved too strong and Fleming went down 2-0. Like Partick Thistle against Celtic the same day he claimed he was denied a penalty after a handball in the box. Barry Corr was also unlucky to play the eventual winner, Gareth Christie and he too lost, 3-0. John Halpin’s first round match was against Dave Baxter. Halpin failed to find any flow to his game and went down 2-0. Dave Gladman’s previous two matches with Martin Campbell had both been draws and it was Campbell who drew first blood in this game. But Gladman rallied and came back to get a convincing 4-1 win.

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In the quarter-final Tom Burns faced John Halpin’s conqueror, Dave Baxter. After a 2-2 draw, Burns managed to get through on shots. Dave Gladman’s opponent was Andy Beskaby who had come through against Stuart Peacock. Gladman dominated possession allowing Beskaby very little of the ball but he could not score. In the ensuing shoot-out Gladman lost 2-1.

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Tom Burns had high hopes of reaching the final but he could not find his best form against Malcolm Lees. Lees had gone to shots in the previous round against Greg Dand but here he won 3-1 so that he was the one to reach the final, not Burns.

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Three Glasgow players entered the quarter-finals of the Plate. Willie Fleming back in a national competition had drawn Tom Burns in the first round and now, in the Plate, he had to play Barry Corr. The outcome was no better for Fleming and it was Corr who marched on to the semi-final. John Halpin, however, defeated Craig Thom 3-0 to also reach the semi where he secured a 1-0 victory over Martin Campbell and thus make the final. That final was to be an all Glasgow one as Barry Corr won his semi-final with Rob Conway. In the final Halpin scored first and led 1-0 at half-time but the match turned round in the second half as Corr netted twice.

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GTSA would like to thank Martin Campbell for the organisation of a very enjoyable tournament.

 

More pictures from the day

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Scottish Circuit Event 4

The final Scottish Circuit Event took place in Abernethy on Saturday 14th March. The competition had been brought forward from the Sunday due to the Scottish League Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United taking place that day. As it was, only 9 players attended the Saturday event. Steve Bennett had already been crowned Champion but it was Gareth Christie who emerged winner on the day. This was enough to gain him runner-up spot in the rankings and push Tom Burns into third place.

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Tables ready in Abernethy

Players were drawn in three groups of three with Bennett, Christie and Burns seeded. Each won their group and they in turn entered a group to decide the winner. Christie won both his matches while Bennett edged out Tom Burns in a 9 goal thriller. Baver Bari made second place in his group, only losing 3-2 to Burns and defeating Dave Baxter 4-2. In the group of second placed players Bari lost out in a difficult group to Greg Dand and Malcolm Lees. John Halpin was drawn in a tough group with Steve Bennett and Malcolm Lees but performed well despite losing 4-1 to the former and 1-0 to the latter. In the group of thirds Halpin was victorious, winning the group on goal difference over Andy Beskaby and therefore achieving seventh overall.

In the Championship rankings therefore, Tom Burns was top Glasgow player in third spot, Baver Bari achieved fifth , Dave Gladman was seventh and John Halpin ninth.

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Tom Burns and Baver Bari are the best placed GTSA players in the Scottish Championship

 

Results:

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 4 of 4 – Abernethy, 14th March, 2015
Group 1
Pld W D L F A Pts
Steve Bennett 2 2 0 0 9 4 6 Steve Bennett 4 1 John Halpin
Malcolm Lees 2 1 0 1 4 5 3 Steve Bennett 5 3 Malcolm Lees
John Halpin 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 Malcolm Lees 1 0 John Halpin
Group 2
Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 2 2 0 0 6 0 6 Gareth Christie 3 0 Greg Dand
Greg Dand 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 Gareth Christie 3 0 Andy Beskaby
Andy Beskaby 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 Andy Beskaby 0 2 Greg Dand
Group 3
Pld W D L F A Pts
Tom Burns 2 2 0 0 8 4 6 Tom Burns 3 2 Baver Bari
Baver Bari 2 1 0 1 6 5 3 Tom Burns 5 2 Dave Baxter
Dave Baxter 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 Dave Baxter 2 4 Baver Bari
Group 1st to 3rd
Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 Gareth Christie 1 0 Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett 2 1 0 1 5 5 3 Gareth Christie 4 0 Tom Burns
Tom Burns 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 Tom Burns 4 5 Steve Bennett
Group 4th to 6th
Pld W D L F A Pts
Greg Dand 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 Malcolm Lees 5 0 Baver Bari
Malcolm Lees 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 Malcolm Lees 0 3 Greg Dand
Baver Bari 2 0 0 2 0 6 0 Greg Dand 1 0 Baver Bari
Group 7th to 9th
Pld W D L F A Pts
John Halpin 2 1 1 0 6 5 4 John Halpin 3 2 Dave Baxter
Andy Beskaby 2 1 1 0 5 4 4 John Halpin 3 3 Andy Beskaby
Dave Baxter 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 Andy Beskaby 2 1 Dave Baxter
Place Points
1 Gareth Christie 50
2 Steve Bennett 45
3 Tom Burns 42
4 Greg Dand 40
5 Malcolm Lees 38
6 Baver Bari 37
7 John Halpin 36
8 Andy Beskaby 35
9 Dave Baxter 34

 

Scottish Championship Final Table

Event 1, Oct 12 Arbroath Event 2, Nov 16 Glasgow Event 3, Feb 22 Event 4, Mar 14 Total (best 3 events)
1 Steve Bennett 42 50 50 45 145
2 Gareth Christie 45 42 38 50 137
3 Tom Burns 40 45 45 42 132
4 Greg Dand 50 38 34 40 128
5 Baver Bari 32 0 40 37 109
6 Andy Beskaby 37 36 30 35 108
7 Dave Gladman 33 34 37 0 104
8 Dave Baxter 31 33 29 34 98
9 John Halpin 29 32 28 36 97
10 Craig Thom 28 27 27 0 82
11 Malcolm Lees 0 0 36 38 74
12 Rob Conway 36 37 0 0 73
13 Martin Campbell 34 29 0 0 63
14 Fraser McKenzie 0 30 26 0 56
15 Brian Daley 0 0 42 0 42
16 Barry Corr 0 40 0 0 40
17 Scott Fleming 38 0 0 0 38
18 Dave Butler 35 0 0 0 35
18 Colin Day 0 35 0 0 35
18 Ben Staples 0 0 35 0 35
21 Colin Berry 0 0 33 0 33
22 Conor Bowden 0 0 32 0 32
23 Ronnie McKenzie 0 0 31 0 31
23 Stuart Peacock 0 31 0 0 31
25 Martin Phee 30 0 0 0 30
26 Drew Orr 0 28 0 0 28

 

 

 

Scottish Circuit Event 3

GTSA played host for this tournament at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew on Sunday 22nd February. This time Glasgow players made up 7 of the 17 competitors. Tom Burns once again reached the final, once again played Steve Bennett and once again lost, 4-0 being the losing margin. Burns won his qualifying group and then beat Englishman, Brian Daley 3-2 to make the final. Bennett with one event still to go, cannot be caught and therefore retains his championship. Burns is in a good position to finish runner-up. Next best for GTSA was Baver Bari. He won his group edging out Dave Gladman by virtue of having scored one more goal. Bari’s reward was a crack at Steve Bennett where Bari did score 2 goals but unfortunately conceded 6. Defeat then to Daley meant a 4th finish for Bari, an excellent performance.

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Dave Gladman qualified for the 5th-8th place finals where he had a 1-0 victory over Malcolm Lees before succumbing 3-0 to Gareth Christie. Sixth place was Gladman’s best finish so far. Colin Berry and Ronnie McKenzie both finished 3rd in their groups. Berry had started well beating John Halpin 4-0 but then slumped to two 3-0 defeats to Gladman and Bari. McKenzie had lost by a single goal to both Tom Burns and Ben Staples in his group. The result was that Berry and McKenzie were drawn to play each other in the 9th-12th placings finals. Locked at 1-1 the game went to shots and it was Berry who was victorious. Berry was to finish 10th after finding Greg Dand just too strong. But for McKenzie it was another 1-1 draw and another defeat on shots, this time to Conor Bowden and he had to settle for 12th.

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As already reported John Halpin lost 4-0 to Colin Berry in the all Glasgow group. His other two matches were closer but ended in single goal defeats. In the 13th-16th finals he lost to Dave Baxter but finally managed a victory when he overcame Craig Thom 2-0, thus finishing 15th. Unfortunately for Fraser McKenzie he was drawn in the ‘group of death’ with Gareth Christie, Greg Dand and Brian Daley. This meant he had the poorest 4th place finish (but by only one goal) and had to play off with Andy Beskaby who had finished 5th in the group of five. Beskaby won 2-0.

 

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Full Results

 

SCOTTISH TABLE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 3 of 4 – Glasgow, 22nd February, 2015
Group 1
Steve Bennett 6 v 3 Malcolm Lees
Pld W D L F A Pts Dave Baxter 2 v 1 Andy Beskaby
Steve Bennett 4 4 0 0 18 3 12 Steve Bennett 5 v 0 Dave Baxter
Malcolm Lees 4 3 0 1 11 9 9 Conor Bowden 1 v 2 Malcolm Lees
Conor Bowden 4 1 1 2 3 8 4 Conor Bowden 0 v 5 Steve Bennett
Dave Baxter 4 1 1 2 3 9 4 Malcolm Lees 3 v 1 Andy Beskaby
Andy Beskaby 4 0 0 4 3 9 0 Andy Beskaby 1 v 2 Conor Bowden
Dave Baxter 1 v 3 Malcolm Lees
Steve Bennett 2 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Dave Baxter 0 v 0 Conor Bowden
Group 2
Pld W D L F A Pts Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Greg Dand
Brian Daley 3 3 0 0 9 1 9 Brian Daley 6 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
Gareth Christie 3 2 0 1 5 2 6 Gareth Christie 0 v 2 Brian Daley
Greg Dand 3 1 0 2 6 3 3 Fraser McKenzie 1 v 6 Greg Dand
Fraser McKenzie 3 0 0 3 2 16 0 Fraser McKenzie 0 v 4 Gareth Christie
Greg Dand 0 v 1 Brian Daley
Group 3
Pld W D L F A Pts Tom Burns 2 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie
Tom Burns 3 3 0 0 10 3 9 Craig Thom 0 v 4 Ben Staples
Ben Staples 3 2 0 1 6 2 6 Tom Burns 6 v 1 Craig Thom
Ronnie McKenzie 3 1 0 2 5 3 3 Ben Staples 1 v 0 Ronnie McKenzie
Craig Thom 3 0 0 3 1 14 0 Ronnie McKenzie 4 v 0 Craig Thom
Ben Staples 1 v 2 Tom Burns
Group 4
Pld W D L F A Pts Dave Gladman 0 v 0 Baver Bari
Baver Bari 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 Colin Berry 4 v 0 John Halpin
Dave Gladman 3 2 1 0 4 0 7 Dave Gladman 3 v 0 Colin Berry
Colin Berry 3 1 0 2 4 6 3 John Halpin 1 v 2 Baver Bari
John Halpin 3 0 0 3 1 6 0 John Halpin 0 v 1 Dave Gladman
Baver Bari 3 v 0 Colin Berry
Semi-finals Steve Bennett 6 v 2 Baver Bari
Tom Burns 3 v 2 Brian Daley
Final Steve Bennett 4 v 0 Tom Burns
3rd/4th Brian Daley 3 v 0 Baver Bari
5th-8th Gareth Christie 3 v 0 Ben Staples
Dave Gladman 1 v 0 Malcolm Lees
5th/6th Gareth Christie 3 v 0 Dave Gladman
7th/8th Malcolm Lees 5 v 2 Ben Staples
9th-12th Greg Dand 2 v 1 Conor Bowden
Colin Berry 1 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie 6-5 shots
9th-10th Greg Dand 3 v 0 Colin Berry
11th-12th Conor Bowden 1 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie 1-0 shots
13th-17th play-off Andy Beskaby 2 v 0 Fraser McKenzie
13th-16th Andy Beskaby
3 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Baxter
3 v 0 John Halpin
13th-14th Andy Beskaby 0 v 0 Dave Baxter 2-1 shots
15th-16th John Halpin 2 v 0 Craig Thom
17th Fraser McKenzie
Place Points
1 Steve Bennett 50
2 Tom Burns 45
3 Brian Daley 42
4 Baver Bari 40
5 Gareth Christie 38
6 Dave Gladman 37
7 Malcolm Lees 36
8 Ben Staples 35
9 Greg Dand 34
10 Colin Berry 33
11 Conor Bowden 32
12 Ronnie McKenzie 31
13 Andy Beskaby 30
14 Dave Baxter 29
15 John Halpin 28
16 Craig Thom 27
17 Fraser Mckenzie 26

 

Scottish Circuit Event 2, Normandy Hotel

The second Scottish circuit event took place on Sunday 16th November at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew. Disappointingly only 6 of the 16 participants were from the Glasgow club. Many thanks, therefore, are due to the travelling Tayside players. But all players enjoyed a fine day of competitive subbuteo. Steve Bennett was tournament winner defeating Tom Burns in the final by the narrow margin of 2-1. At the last event Burns had reached the semi-final only to lose to Gareth Christie. In a repeat of that semi, it was Burns who got the upper hand this time, scoring a golden goal to secure his final place.

 

 

 

It was also a good tournament for Barry Corr who defeated Greg Dand to reach the semi-final where he lost to Steve Bennett. Colin Day finished runner-up in his group but narrow defeats to Rob Conway and Andy Beskaby left him 8th overall. Dave Gladman found himself in what was undoubtedly the toughest qualifying group along with Greg Dand, Barry Corr and new boy Drew Orr. Gladman had to settle for third place after drawing with Corr and losing narrowly to Dand 1-0. Gladman was able to win his two play-off matches to finish 9th. John Halpin also finished 3rd in his group and won one of his play-offs to finish 11th. Fraser McKenzie found it difficult in his qualifying group but he went on to finish 13th after winning both his play-off matches. In the second match, against Martin Campbell he won on shots, scoring 4 out of 5 attempts.

 

 

 

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SCOTTISH TABLE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2 of 4 – Glasgow, 16th November, 2014
Group 1
Pld W D L F A Pts Steve Bennett 5 v 1 Dave Baxter
Rob Conway 2 v 0 Fraser McKenzie
Steve Bennett 3 2 1 0 14 5 7 Fraser McKenzie 1 v 6 Steve Bennett
Rob Conway 3 1 2 0 5 3 5 Dave Baxter 0 v 0 Rob Conway
Dave Baxter 3 1 1 1 6 6 4 Rob Conway 3 v 3 Steve Bennett
Fraser McKenzie 3 0 0 3 2 11 0 Dave Baxter 5 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
Group 2
Pld W D L F A Pts Gareth Christie 5 v 0 Craig Thom
John Halpin 2 v 4 Colin Day
Gareth Christie 3 3 0 0 13 0 9 Colin Day 0 v 3 Gareth Christie
Colin Day 3 2 0 1 4 5 6 Craig Thom 0 v 4 John Halpin
John Halpin 3 1 0 2 6 9 3 Gareth Christie 5 v 0 John Halpin
Craig Thom 3 0 0 3 0 10 0 Colin Day 1 v 0 Craig Thom
Group 3
Pld W D L F A Pts Tom Burns 2 v 0 Stuart Peacock
Andy Beskaby 3 v 1 Martin Campbell
Tom Burns 3 3 0 0 11 3 9 Martin Campbell 0 v 4 Tom Burns
Andy Beskaby 3 2 0 1 9 6 6 Stuart Peacock 0 v 3 Andy Beskaby
Stuart Peacock 3 0 1 2 1 6 1 Tom Burns 5 v 3 Andy Beskaby
Martin Campbell 3 0 1 2 2 8 1 Martin Campbell 1 v 1 Stuart Peacock
Group 4
Pld W D L F A Pts Dave Gladman 0 v 1 Greg Dand
Drew Orr 0 v 5 Barry Corr
Barry Corr 3 2 1 0 7 1 7 Barry Corr 1 v 1 Dave Gladman
Greg Dand 3 2 0 1 6 1 6 Drew Orr 0 v 5 Greg Dand
Dave Gladman 3 1 1 1 6 3 4 Dave Gladman 5 v 1 Drew Orr
Drew Orr 3 0 0 3 1 15 0 Greg Dand 0 v 1 Barry Corr
Semi-finals Steve Bennett 4 v 0 Barry Corr
Gareth Christie 3 v 4 Tom Burns GG after 3-3
Final Steve Bennett 2 v 1 Tom Burns
3rd/4th Gareth Christie 4 v 1 Barry Corr
5th-8th Colin Day 1 v 2 Rob Conway
Greg Dand 5 0 Andy Beskaby
5th/6th Greg Dand 3 v 0 Rob Conway
7th/8th Andy Beskaby 1 v 0 Colin Day
9th-12th Dave Gladman 5 v 0 Stuart Peacock
Dave Baxter 2 v 0 John Halpin
9th-10th Dave Gladman 3 v 1 Dave Baxter
11th-12th John Halpin 2 v 1 Stuart Peacock
13th-16th Martin Campbell 2 v 0 Craig Thom
Fraser McKenzie 1 v 0 Drew Orr
13th/14th Fraser McKenzie 2 v 2 Martin Campbell 4-2 shots
15th/16th Drew Orr 1 v 0 Craig Thom
Place Points
1 Steve Bennett 50
2 Tom Burns 45
3 Gareth Christie 42
4 Barry Corr 40
5 Greg Dand 38
6 Rob Conway 37
7 Andy Beskaby 36
8 Colin Day 35
9 Dave Gladman 34
10 Dave Baxter 33
11 John Halpin 32
12 Stuart Peacock 31
13 Fraser McKenzie 30
14 Martin Campbell 29
15 Drew Orr 28
16 Craig Thom 27

 

 

Standings after 2 events

 

Event 1, Oct 12 Arbroath Event 2, Nov 16 Glasgow Event 3, Feb 15 Event 4, Mar 15 Total (best 3 events)
1 Steve Bennett 42 50 92
2 Greg Dand 50 38 88
3 Gareth Christie 45 42 87
4 Tom Burns 40 45 85
5 Andy Beskaby 37 36 73
6 Rob Conway 36 37 73
7 Dave Gladman 33 34 67
8 Dave Baxter 31 33 64
9 Martin Campbell 34 29 63
10 John Halpin 29 32 61
11 Craig Thom 28 27 55
12 Barry Corr 0 40 40
13 Scott Fleming 38 0 38
14 Dave Butler 35 0 35
15 Colin Day 0 35 35
16 Baver Bari 32 0 32
17 Stuart Peacock 0 31 31
18 Martin Phee 30 0 30
19 Fraser McKenzie 0 30 30
20 Drew Orr 0 28 28

 

 

 

Circuit Event 1 Arbroath

The first event of the Scottish Circuit took place in Arbroath on Sunday 12th October. Glasgow took six players to the event including Baver Bari. Bari is still signed for Hot Club but will transfer to Glasgow once the FISTF dissolution of HCE is complete. The competition was won by Greg Dand who defeated Gareth Christie in the final match. It was not a great day for Glasgow players. Best was Tom Burns who won his group to reach the semi finals only to lose to Gareth Christie and then Steve Bennett and thus gain 4th spot. Dave Butler, after an absence of two years from national competitions, found himself in the ‘group of death’ with Gareth Christie and Greg Dand. Butler lost narrowly to both and finished 3rd in the group. He then, surprisingly, lost on shots to Rob Conway and had to settle for 8th position. Baver Bari and John Halpin were drawn in the same group and finished 4th and 5th, Bari having secured a 1-0 victory over Halpin. Dave Gladman and Martin Phee were in the same group as Tom Burns and they too finished 4th and 5th. Gladman, complaining of sticky pitches, could manage only 3 draws and a 2-0 defeat to Tom Burns. Gladman went on to defeat Baver Bari to finish 10th with Bari 11th. Martin Phee played John Halpin for 13th spot, with Phee winning 1-0.

 

 

Who are we waiting for?

 

 

Butler loses out to Conway

 

Group 1
Steve Bennett 3 v 1 Scott Fleming
Pld W D L F A Pts Baver Bari 1 v 0 John Halpin
Steve Bennett 4 4 0 0 19 2 12 Rob Conway 0 v 5 Steve Bennett
Scott Fleming 4 3 0 1 12 5 9 Scott Fleming 6 v 1 Baver Bari
Rob Conway 4 2 0 2 8 8 6 John Halpin 0 v 2 Rob Conway
Baver Bari 4 1 0 3 3 17 3 Steve Bennett 5 v 0 Baver Bari
John Halpin 4 0 0 4 2 12 0 Scott Fleming 2 v 0 Rob Conway
John Halpin 1 v 6 Steve Bennett
Baver Bari 1 v 6 Rob Conway
Scott Fleming 3 v 1 John Halpin
Group 2
Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Dave Butler
Pld W D L F A Pts Craig Thom 0 v 3 Dave Baxter
Gareth Christie 4 4 0 0 15 1 12 Greg Dand 0 v 3 Gareth Christie
Greg Dand 4 3 0 1 12 4 9 Dave Butler 4 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Butler 4 2 0 2 8 4 6 Dave Baxter 0 v 5 Greg Dand
Dave Baxter 4 1 0 3 5 14 3 Gareth Christie 5 v 0 Craig Thom
Craig Thom 4 0 0 4 0 17 0 Dave Butler 1 v 2 Greg Dand
Dave Baxter 1 v 6 Gareth Christie
Craig Thom 0 v 5 Greg Dand
Dave Butler 3 v 1 Dave Baxter
Group 3
Tom Burns 0 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Pld W D L F A Pts Dave Gladman 0 v 0 Martin Phee
Tom Burns 4 3 1 0 12 2 10 Martin Campbell 2 v 6 Tom Burns
Andy Beskaby 4 2 2 0 8 4 8 Andy Beskaby 3 v 3 Dave Gladman
Martin Campbell 4 1 1 2 9 10 4 Martin Phee 1 v 5 Martin Campbell
Dave Gladman 4 0 3 1 4 6 3 Tom Burns 2 v 0 Dave Gladman
Martin Phee 4 0 1 3 1 12 1 Andy Beskaby 2 v 1 Martin Campbell
Martin Phee 0 v 4 Tom Burns
Dave Gladman 1 v 1 Martin Campbell
Andy Beskaby 3 v 0 Martin Phee
Semi Finals Steve Bennett 0 v 0* Greg Dand (2-1 shots)
Gareth Christie 3 v 1 Tom Burns
Final Gareth Christie 0 v 1 Greg Dand
3rd/4th Steve Bennett 5 v 1 Tom Burns
5th/6th Scott Fleming 1 v 0 Andy Beskaby
7th/9th Rob Conway 1 v 0 Martin Campbell
Dave Butler 2 v 2* Rob Conway (3-2 sd shots)
10th/12th Baver Bari 3 v 1 Dave Baxter
Dave Gladman 3 v 1 Baver Bari
13th/14th John Halpin 0 v 1 Martin Phee
Place Points
1 Greg Dand 50
2 Gareth Christie 45
3 Steve Bennett 42
4 Tom Burns 40
5 Scott Fleming 38
6 Andy Beskaby 37
7 Rob Conway 36
8 Dave Butler 35
9 Martin Campbell 34
10 Dave Gladman 33
11 Baver Bari 32
12 Dave Baxter 31
13 Martin Phee 30
14 John Halpin 29
15 Craig Thom 28

 

 

 

 

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