Sutherland SOS Club Tournament - 8th June 1997


The Sutherland SOS Scrabble Club hosted it's inaugural tournament at the Sutherland United Services Club, a hop-step-and-jump from Sutherland Station. (Railway Station, that is). The tournament was limited to 80 players due to space restrictions, and Jeff Spring and his team at SOS did a great job ensuring that the tournament ran smoothly for maximum enjoyment of all in attendance. Relatively strict playing conditions were enforced by ex-National champion Lena Boyd, now in retirement. A motza raffle was held and was won by the ticket seller and raffle organiser, Ann Fiddler. However, I can vouch with its authenticity as I had the honour of drawing the winning ticket out.

No Scrabble records were broken on the day. In fact the highest word was only 101 spanning all four divisions. In Division C, Robert Disney won all seven games, notable because he lost all seven games in his last tournament at Wyong. In Division A, six players all managed 5 wins, with the top two being separated by only 7 points. Jean McGiffen need to win the last game against yours truly by at least 14 to secure victory. She won by 17.

The results:

Results after game 7
8/6/97 SUTHERLAND -- A

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Jean Mcgiffen        5   577
  2 Bob Jackman          5   570
  3 Joan Rosenthal       5   485
  4 Gloria Gallagher     5   245
  5 Rod Talbot           5    29
  6 Peter Tobler         5   -82
  7 Alison Rae           4   111
  8 Keith Bioletti       4    28
  9 Siva Sivapalasundram 4   -33
 10 Peter Shaw           3    85
 11 Pat Warren           3    27
 12 Jean Noonan          3   -65
 13 Glenda Harington     3  -171
 14 Betty Foreman        3  -182
 15 Shirley Bradford     3  -211
 16 Audrey Newman        3  -220
 17 Graeme Lock Lee      3  -423
 18 Ian Close            2   -92
 19 Robin Duncan         1  -316
 20 Sue Gergelifi        1  -362
HIGH GAME: Jean Mcgiffen     541
HIGH WORD: Jean Noonan       101
            "REMOVING"

Results after game  7
8/6/97 SUTHERLAND -- B

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Ros Gibbons          6   554
  2 Cheryl Michler       6   448
  3 Ruby Kotwall         6   152
  4 Liz Jackman          4   259
  5 Yvonne Sharpe        4   228
  6 Ethel Collins        4   202
  7 Kris Logan           4   175
  8 Val Ryan             4    -1
  9 Hanne Marks          4  -100
 10 Judy Nelson          4  -190
 11 Judy Hay             3    92
 12 Jenny Templeton      3    41
 13 Gordon Meggs         3   -82
 14 Norma Tracey         3  -140
 15 Harry Walsh          3  -150
 16 Evelyn Parker        3  -209
 17 Joan Buchanan        3  -446
 18 Jan Serisier         2  -239
 19 Betty Coleman        1  -244
 20 A Bye                0  -350
HIGH GAME: Harry Walsh       479
HIGH WORD: Kris Logan             91
            "TOWARDS"

Results after game  7
8/6/97 SUTHERLAND -- C

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Robert Disney        7   493
  2 Edith Lowbeer        5   257
  3 Gary Pollard         5   204
  4 Judy Mcguinness      5   162
  5 Michael Adler        5    32
  6 Derek Mckenzie       4    46
  7 Trish Farland        4    45
  8 Esther Rolfe         4    44
  9 Dolores Barbon       4    36
 10 Lan Knox             3    84
 11 Kim Grayson          3    31
 12 Janet Chambers       3    26
 13 Fay Van Oyen         3   -28
 14 Alan Gauci           3   -75
 15 Dawn Spring          3  -258
 16 Margaret Berliner    2  -110
 17 June Brewin          2  -172
 18 Ivana Duria          2  -296
 19 Raya Wilkinson       2  -338
 20 Nanette Reynolds     1  -183
HIGH GAME: Gary Pollard      476
HIGH WORD: Dawn Spring            97
            "VIEWS"

Results after game  7
8/6/97 SUTHERLAND -- D

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Greg Nicol           6   291
  2 Merle Young          6   112
  3 Nonie English        5   466
  4 Pam O'connor         5    77
  5 Linda Dimond         4  290
  6 Chloe Mcnally        4  159
  7 Diana Hilly          4    79
  8 Kathy Bradfield      4    72
  9 Catherine Chambers   4     1
 10 Margaret Ackman      4   -25
 11 Sue Tuckett          4   -55
 12 Ram Mohe             3    73
 13 Daphne Bezuidenhout  3   -32
 14 Maria Kaye           3   -72
 15 Merriss Adler        3   -96
 16 Shirley Mcindoe      3  -135
 17 Joanne Deady         3  -177
 18 Ann Fiddler          2   -22
 19 Andree Lajoie        2  -124
 20 Ursula Schokman      2  -153
 21 Diana Field          2  -379
 22 B Bye                0  -350
HIGH GAME: Linda Dimond      460
HIGH WORD: Judy Mcguinness        87
            "GLEY"

Stats for Tournament : 8/6/97 SUTHERLAND

+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| state     Name          | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points  |
|                         | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New |
+-------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *A                          +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   23   16 |  10   6 |  4.4  5.0 | 1822 +12 1834 |
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    9    9 |   4   4 |  5.2  5.0 | 1907  -1 1905 |
| NSW Joan Rosenthal       |   16   17 |   6   7 |  5.3  5.0 | 1837  -3 1833 |
| NSW Gloria Gallagher     |   99   83 |  25  22 |  3.0  5.0 | 1610 +43 1653 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   20   15 |   9   5 |  4.3  5.0 | 1827 +13 1840 |
| NSW Peter Tobler :act    |   29   28 |  14  13 |  5.0  5.0 | 1806  +1 1807 |
| NSW Keith Bioletti       |  122  101 |  29  26 |  2.2  4.0 | 1569 +37 1606 |
| NSW Alison Rae :act      |  138  121 |  33  31 |  2.2  4.0 | 1536 +37 1573 |
| NSW Siva Sivapalasundram |  163  152 |  39  38 |  2.4  4.0 | 1470 +32 1502 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   14   21 |   5   9 |  5.8  3.0 | 1868 -42 1825 |
| NSW Jean Noonan          |  127  126 |  31  32 |  2.6  3.0 | 1557  +9 1566 |
| NSW Pat Warren           |  146  140 |  37  34 |  2.1  3.0 | 1514 +18 1532 |
| NSW Glenda Harington     |   65   75 |  20  21 |  4.2  3.0 | 1693 -24 1668 |
| NSW Shirley Bradford     |  110  118 |  28  30 |  3.7  3.0 | 1591 -14 1576 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |  124  116 |  30  29 |  2.4  3.0 | 1567 +11 1578 |
| NSW Graeme Lock Lee      |  168  161 |  40  39 |  2.2  3.0 | 1464 +15 1479 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |  140  135 |  34  33 |  2.4  3.0 | 1531 +11 1542 |
| NSW Ian Close            |  144  147 |  36  37 |  2.5  2.0 | 1520 -10 1509 |
| NSW Robin Duncan         |   17   40 |   7  14 |  5.8  1.0 | 1837 -76 1760 |
| NSW Sue Gergelifi        |  134  145 |  32  36 |  2.4  1.0 | 1542 -28 1513 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *B                          +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  293  244 |  68  58 |  2.5  6.0 | 1217 +92 1309 |
| NSW Cheryl Michler       |  254  223 |  58  51 |  3.7  6.0 | 1294 +55 1349 |
| NSW Ruby Kotwall         |  223  199 |  52  45 |  4.2  6.0 | 1353 +39 1392 |
| NSW Yvonne Sharpe        |  295  281 |  69  66 |  2.6  4.0 | 1212 +28 1240 |
| NSW Ethel Collins        |  224  224 |  53  52 |  4.4  4.0 | 1351  -5 1345 |
| NSW Kris Logan           |  211  214 |  48  49 |  4.3  4.0 | 1372  -4 1367 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  186  197 |  44  44 |  4.9  4.0 | 1419 -17 1401 |
| NSW Judy Nelson          |  242  238 |  57  56 |  3.8  4.0 | 1311  +4 1315 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  267  261 |  61  61 |  3.1  4.0 | 1262 +20 1282 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  299  283 |  71  67 |  2.7  4.0 | 1210 +26 1236 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  238  257 |  56  59 |  4.3  3.0 | 1316 -25 1290 |
| NSW Jenny Templeton      |  221  230 |  51  55 |  4.1  3.0 | 1353 -20 1332 |
| NSW Harry Walsh          |  297  300 |  70  72 |  3.0  3.0 | 1211  +0 1210 |
| NSW Norma Tracey         |  309  310 |  74  74 |  3.1  3.0 | 1189  -2 1186 |
| NSW Gordon Meggs         |  272  276 |  64  65 |  3.6  3.0 | 1256 -11 1244 |
| NSW Evelyn Parker        |  230  239 |  55  57 |  3.9  3.0 | 1332 -16 1315 |
| NSW Joan Buchanan        |  288  295 |  66  70 |  3.2  3.0 | 1224  -4 1219 |
| NSW Jan Serisier         |  196  227 |  45  54 |  5.1  2.0 | 1403 -60 1342 |
| NSW Betty Coleman        |  301  325 |  72  78 |  3.2  1.0 | 1208 -44 1163 |
|*NSW A Bye                |    0  728 |   0 183 |  0.3  0.3 |  734  +0  734 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *C                          +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Robert Disney        |  316  290 |  76  68 |  4.9  7.0 | 1180 +48 1228 |
| NSW Edith Lowbeer        |  369  362 |  90  85 |  4.3  5.0 | 1100 +15 1115 |
| NSW Judy McGuinness      |  393  383 |  96  95 |  4.3  5.0 | 1071 +14 1085 |
| NSW Michael Adler :act   |  444  412 | 110 101 |  3.0  5.0 |  998 +44 1042 |
| NSW Gary Pollard         |  415  403 | 101  98 |  4.1  5.0 | 1039 +21 1060 |
| NSW Derek McKenzie       |  281  296 |  65  71 |  5.2  4.0 | 1236 -21 1214 |
| NSW Dolores Barbon       |  594  532 | 153 138 |  1.6  4.0 |  849 +55  904 |
| NSW Esther Rolfe         |  364  382 |  86  94 |  5.2  4.0 | 1106 -20 1085 |
| NSW Trish Farland        |  573  531 | 148 137 |  2.6  4.0 |  862 +43  905 |
| NSW Kim Grayson          |  479  486 | 118 121 |  3.5  3.0 |  950  -8  941 |
| NSW Faye Van Oyen        |  571  566 | 147 148 |  2.7  3.0 |  863  +5  868 |
| NSW Lan Knox             |  496  494 | 126 124 |  2.9  3.0 |  930  +2  932 |
| NSW Janet Chambers       |  404  417 |  99 102 |  4.0  3.0 | 1059 -19 1039 |
| NSW Dawn Spring          |  395  406 |  97 100 |  3.8  3.0 | 1070 -15 1054 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  486  484 | 121 119 |  3.0  3.0 |  942  +0  942 |
| NSW Margaret Berliner    |  443  466 | 109 113 |  3.8  2.0 |  998 -36  961 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  535  557 | 138 144 |  3.0  2.0 |  900 -19  880 |
| NSW June Brewin          |  609  611 | 156 157 |  2.1  2.0 |  837  -1  835 |
| NSW Ivana Duria          |  613  615 | 157 158 |  2.2  2.0 |  832  -3  828 |
| NSW Nanette Reynolds     |  462  522 | 113 132 |  3.8  1.0 |  968 -55  912 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *D                          +         +           +                +
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
| NSW Greg Nicol           |  631  604 | 160 155 |  4.7  6.0 |  815 +25  840 |
| NSW Merle Young          |  672  622 | 167 159 |  4.1  6.0 |  784 +40  824 |
| NSW Pam O'Connor         |  777  735 | 200 186 |  3.4  5.0 |  696 +32  728 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  689  657 | 172 166 |  3.8  5.0 |  771 +24  795 |
| NSW Chloe McNally        |  518  537 | 131 139 |  5.4  4.5 |  917 -16  900 |
| NSW Linda Dimond         |  655  653 | 164 164 |  4.3  4.5 |  795  +3  798 |
| NSW Diana Hilly          |  840  818 | 217 212 |  3.1  4.0 |  647 +17  664 |
| NSW Margaret Ackman      |  700  704 | 176 177 |  4.3  4.0 |  763  -6  756 |
| NSW Kathy Bradfield      |  918  880 | 243 233 |  2.5  4.0 |  580 +30  610 |
| NSW Catherine Chambers   |  816  806 | 210 208 |  3.7  4.0 |  665 +10  675 |
| NSW Sue Tuckett          |  764  770 | 196 198 |  4.1  4.0 |  709  -2  706 |
| NSW Ram Mohe             |  794  816 | 203 211 |  3.6  3.0 |  684 -17  666 |
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  994  982 | 267 263 |  2.7  3.0 |  520 +10  530 |
| NSW Shirley McIndoe      |  708  737 | 179 187 |  4.4  3.0 |  754 -27  726 |
| NSW Joanne Deady         |  934  929 | 250 249 |  2.7  3.0 |  568  +5  573 |
| NSW Merriss Adler :act   |  886  899 | 237 241 |  3.6  3.0 |  606 -11  594 |
| NSW Maria Kaye           |  884  898 | 235 240 |  3.7  3.0 |  608 -13  594 |
|*NSW Andree Lajoie        |    0 1043 |   0 282 |  2.0  2.0 |  500  -2  497 |
|*NSW Ann Fiddler          |    0 1083 |   0 293 |  2.6  2.0 |  500 -34  465 |
| NSW Diana Field          | 1051 1066 | 283 287 |  2.4  2.0 |  488  -7  480 |
| NSW Ursula Schokman      |  876  932 | 230 251 |  3.5  2.0 |  618 -46  571 |
|*NSW B Bye                |    0 1026 |   0 281 |  2.5  0.3 |  500 -137  500 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+