Balmain Club Tournament - 7th March 1999


81 players spent a somewhat muggy day in the confines of the historical Balmain Town Hall to contest the annual BUGS tournament.

The tournament was ably directed by Joan Rosenthal, who doubled as computer operator, and as a result of her efficiency and player co-operation, eight 40 minute games were easily accommodated.

All the top players were in attendance, and the Masters section went right down to the wire. Paul Cleary managed to bingo out on his last play with STRINGER to snatch victory from Esther Perrins. In doing so, he stymied any chance Jean McGiffen had of winning the tournament. With her superior spread, Jean could have won had Paul lost to Esther, despite Jean going down to John Holgate in her last game.

Paul's win makes it two in a row, having taken out the WORDS event two weeks earlier. His rating gain of 35 points takes him past the motionless Roger Blom and into second place nationally. If only we knew whether the worlds were going to be on.

Jean Noonan who usually gets a run in the As had a comfortable win in B section, and gained enough points to get herself back into the top Section. Other winners were the fast-improving Ram Mohe in C, and Ann Fiddler in D.

All the talk at this tournament were of the big tournament being staged in Singapore later in the year. A sizeable contingent of at least nine players from NSW is contemplating taking part.

Results after game 8
BUGS99 -- A

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Paul Cleary          7   683
  2 Jean McGiffen        6   609
  3 Bob Jackman          6   395
  4 John Holgate         5   372
  5 Ivor Zetler          5    37
  6 Trevor Halsall       5     1
  7 Esther Perrins       4   305
  8 Peter Shaw           4   -46
  9 Audrey Newman        4   -81
 10 John Barker          4  -146
 11 Louise Kobler        4  -161
 12 Rod Talbot           4  -177
 13 Betty Foreman        4  -343
 14 Robin Duncan         3    74
 15 Sam Greenberg        3  -118
 16 Kris Logan           3  -148
 17 Sue Gergelifi        3  -210
 18 Jan Serisier         2  -326
 19 Joanne Craig         2  -353
 20 Pat Warren           2  -367
HIGH GAME: Paul Cleary       572

Results after game  8
BUGS99 -- B

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Jean Noonan          7   222
  2 Trish Windhurst      6   352
  3 Gordon Meggs         6   294
  4 Hanne Marks          6   293
  5 Judy Hay             5   211
  6 Ian Close            5   155
  7 Margaret Berliner    5   -63
  8 Norma Tracey         4   358
  9 Robert Tomkins       4   299
 10 Ros Gibbons          4   294
 11 Nanette Reynolds     4     8
 12 Raya Wilkinson       4  -108
 13 Jean Balmer          4  -144
 14 June Stephenson      4  -149
 15 Val Ryan             4  -204
 16 Judy Mcguinness      3  -139
 17 Kim Grayson          3  -155
 18 Elizabeth Ho         3  -308
 19 Gary Pollard         3  -395
 20 Liz Jackman          2  -180
 21 Cheryl Michler       2  -241
 
HIGH GAME: Ros Gibbons       491

Results after game  8
BUGS99 -- C

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Ram Mohe             6  391
  2 Janet Chambers       6    80
  3 Wilma Vialle         5  295
  4 Alan Gauci           5   297
  5 Nonie English        5   189
  6 Pat Schuberg         5   120
  7 Sunny Wright         5   102
  8 Colleen Howie        5    82
  9 Nella Forrester      4   214
 10 John Dennett         4    23
 11 Greg Nicol           4   -51
 12 Henni Maat           4  -306
 13 Faye Van Oyen        3    60
 14 Edith Lowbeer        3  -113
 15 Pauline Potter       3  -113
 16 Margaret Andrews     3  -120
 17 Maureen Wilkins      3  -317
 18 Donna Macdonald      3  -340
 19 Daphne Bezuidenhout  2  -297
 20 Linda Dimond         1  -196
HIGH GAME: Wilma Vialle      523

Results after game  8
BUGS99 -- D

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Ann Fiddler          6   435
  2 Lan Knox             6   245
  3 Claire Dove          6    84
  4 Stephen Teah-wilson  5   654
  5 Bev Purkis           5   237
  6 Silvana Newman       5   159
  7 David Etherington    5    68
  8 Diana Hilly          4    60
  9 Sue Tuckett          4    38
 10 Peggy Womersley      4   -16
 11 Frank Hunt           4   -29
 12 Maria Kaye           4  -171
 13 Diana Field          4  -548
 14 Veena Mohe           3   216
 15 Jeff Richardson      3   -45
 16 June Dillon          3  -108
 17 Stacey Lock Lee      3  -165
 18 George Khamis        3  -198
 19 Win Hendriksen       2  -500
 20 Kath Davidson        1  -416
HIGH GAME: Stephen Teah-wilson  485

Stats for Tournament : BUGS99

+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| state     Name           | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points |
|                          | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New|
+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
+Section: *A                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Paul Cleary          |    3    2 |   2   2 |  4.9  7.0 | 1868 +35 1903 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   38   23 |  13  11 |  3.4  6.0 | 1676 +59 1735 |
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    1    1 |   1   1 |  6.0  6.0 | 1957  +2 1959 |
| NSW John Holgate         |   10    8 |   5   4 |  5.0  5.0 | 1832  +1 1833 |
| NSW Ivor Zetler          |   37   32 |  12  12 |  3.9  5.0 | 1678 +24 1702 |
| NSW Trevor Halsall       |   19   19 |   9   9 |  4.9  5.0 | 1758  +5 1763 |
| NSW Esther Perrins       |    6   10 |   3   5 |  5.7  4.0 | 1848 -25 1823 |
| NSW John Barker          |   15   18 |   7   8 |  4.9  4.0 | 1786 -18 1768 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   14   17 |   6   7 |  4.9  4.0 | 1787 -16 1771 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |   73   64 |  20  18 |  2.8  4.0 | 1580 +24 1604 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   62   57 |  17  16 |  3.3  4.0 | 1624 +15 1639 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |   83   74 |  24  21 |  3.0  4.0 | 1548 +20 1568 |
| NSW Louise Kobler        |  108   81 |  31  24 |  1.9  4.0 | 1510 +43 1553 |
| NSW Robin Duncan         |   24   39 |  11  13 |  5.6  3.0 | 1725 -51 1674 |
| NSW Sue Gergelifi        |   93   98 |  25  28 |  3.4  3.0 | 1533  -8 1525 |
| NSW Sam Greenberg        |  112  110 |  32  32 |  2.9  3.0 | 1503  +3 1506 |
| NSW Kris Logan           |  101  103 |  29  31 |  3.2  3.0 | 1518  -4 1514 |
| NSW Pat Warren           |   74   85 |  21  25 |  3.4  2.0 | 1576 -29 1547 |
| NSW Joanne Craig         |   60   72 |  16  20 |  4.1  2.0 | 1629 -42 1587 |
| NSW Jan Serisier         |  114  121 |  33  35 |  2.9  2.0 | 1498 -18 1480 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *B                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Jean Noonan          |  126  113 |  37  33 |  5.7  7.0 | 1472 +28 1500 |
| NSW Trish Windhurst      |  344  275 |  85  71 |  1.5  6.0 | 1076 +121
1197 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  188  172 |  47  46 |  4.8  6.0 | 1360 +26 1386 |
| NSW Gordon Meggs         |  228  209 |  57  51 |  4.0  6.0 | 1280 +41 1321 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  227  220 |  56  54 |  4.1  5.0 | 1280 +19 1299 |
| NSW Ian Close            |  143  153 |  40  42 |  6.0  5.0 | 1449 -17 1432 |
| NSW Margaret Berliner    |  291  266 |  75  69 |  2.8  5.0 | 1167 +46 1213 |
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  122  150 |  35  41 |  6.2  4.0 | 1478 -41 1437 |
| NSW Norma Tracey         |  200  212 |  51  52 |  5.3  4.0 | 1343 -24 1319 |
| NSW Robert Tomkins       |  196  203 |  49  50 |  5.0  4.0 | 1348 -17 1331 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  250  250 |  66  64 |  4.3  4.0 | 1238  -5 1233 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  346  336 |  86  84 |  2.9  4.0 | 1070 +22 1092 |
| NSW Nanette Reynolds     |  247  251 |  64  65 |  4.4  4.0 | 1240  -7 1233 |
| NSW June Stephenson      |  319  296 |  79  77 |  2.0  4.0 | 1115 +40 1155 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  172  188 |  46  47 |  5.4  4.0 | 1386 -27 1359 |
| NSW Kim Grayson          |  323  329 |  81  82 |  3.3  3.0 | 1109  -7 1102 |
| NSW Judy McGuinness      |  338  340 |  84  86 |  3.0  3.0 | 1086     1086 |
| NSW Elizabeth Ho         |  271  276 |  70  72 |  3.3  3.0 | 1202  -6 1196 |
| NSW Gary Pollard         |  326  331 |  82  83 |  3.2  3.0 | 1104  -4 1100 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  225  260 |  54  67 |  4.9  2.0 | 1282 -59 1223 |
| NSW Cheryl Michler       |  189  226 |  48  55 |  5.7  2.0 | 1357 -73 1284 |
| NSW A bye                |  901  904 | 218 218 |  0.1  0.0 |  475  -4  471 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *C                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Ram Mohe             |  422  374 | 100  94 |  4.0  6.5 |  967 +56 1023 |
| NSW Janet Chambers       |  448  399 | 109  98 |  3.7  6.0 |  941 +51  992 |
| NSW Wilma Vialle         |  350  347 |  87  87 |  5.3  5.5 | 1066  +7 1073 |
| NSW Pat Schuberg         |  385  378 |  97  95 |  4.4  5.0 | 1007 +13 1020 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  439  412 | 106 101 |  3.7  5.0 |  949 +28  977 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  488  459 | 122 113 |  3.3  5.0 |  893 +35  928 |
| NSW Colleen Howie        |  378  369 |  95  92 |  4.5  5.0 | 1020 +11 1031 |
| NSW Sunny Wright         |  479  453 | 120 110 |  3.5  5.0 |  905 +31  936 |
| NSW Nella Forrester      |  400  408 |  98 100 |  4.4  4.0 |  990 -11  979 |
| NSW John Dennett         |  447  439 | 108 105 |  3.7  4.0 |  942  +6  948 |
| NSW Greg Nicol           |  455  444 | 111 106 |  3.6  4.0 |  934  +9  943 |
| NSW Henni Maat           |  384  387 |  96  97 |  4.3  4.0 | 1007  -5 1002 |
| NSW Faye Van Oyen        |  489  489 | 123 123 |  2.9  3.0 |  892  +1  893 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  364  384 |  92  96 |  4.9  3.0 | 1045 -38 1007 |
| NSW Pauline Potter       |  451  462 | 110 114 |  3.8  3.0 |  938 -15  923 |
| NSW Edith Lowbeer        |  437  452 | 105 109 |  3.8  3.0 |  952 -16  936 |
| NSW Donna MacDonald      |  435  451 | 104 108 |  3.8  3.0 |  954 -17  937 |
| NSW Maureen Wilkins      |  432  448 | 102 107 |  3.9  3.0 |  956 -18  938 |
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  445  480 | 107 121 |  3.8  2.0 |  942 -36  906 |
| NSW Linda Dimond         |  374  437 |  94 104 |  4.7  1.0 | 1023 -75  948 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *D                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Ann Fiddler          |  581  554 | 140 135 |  4.6  6.0 |  793 +29  822 |
| NSW Lan Knox             |  525  515 | 130 126 |  5.3  6.0 |  844 +15  859 |
| NSW Claire Dove          |  667  618 | 159 149 |  3.4  6.0 |  693 +58  751 |
| NSW Stephen Teah-Wilson  |  499  519 | 124 127 |  6.2  5.0 |  880 -23  857 |
| NSW Silvana Newman       |  645  645 | 153 154 |  5.0  5.0 |  722  +1  723 |
| NSW Bev Purkis           |  603  595 | 144 141 |  4.5  5.0 |  768 +12  780 |
| NSW David Etherington    |  704  667 | 169 159 |  3.4  5.0 |  661 +31  692 |
| NSW Diana Hilly          |  607  624 | 146 152 |  4.8  4.0 |  763 -16  747 |
| NSW Frank Hunt           |  795  757 | 188 179 |  2.4  4.0 |  578 +32  610 |
| NSW Sue Tuckett          |  596  602 | 142 143 |  4.7  4.0 |  780 -13  767 |
| NSW Peggy Womersley      |  585  619 | 141 150 |  5.4  4.0 |  793 -42  751 |
| NSW Maria Kaye           |  744  747 | 176 177 |  4.1  4.0 |  619  -1  618 |
| NSW Diana Field          |  933  908 | 227 219 |  2.1  4.0 |  430 +37  467 |
| NSW Veena Mohe           |  790  798 | 186 190 |  3.2  3.0 |  581  -7  574 |
| NSW Jeff Richardson      |  662  679 | 157 162 |  3.9  3.0 |  698 -16  682 |
| NSW Stacey Lock Lee      |  679  708 | 162 170 |  4.4  3.0 |  684 -27  657 |
| NSW George Khamis        |  756  773 | 179 184 |  4.0  3.0 |  611 -20  591 |
| NSW June Dillon          |  797  819 | 189 197 |  3.7  3.0 |  575 -22  553 |
| NSW Win Hendriksen       |  908  917 | 219 223 |  2.5  2.0 |  467 -11  456 |
| NSW Kath Davidson        |  923  935 | 224 228 |  2.4  1.0 |  445 -28  417 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+