Sydney Club Tournament - November 14th 1998


This tournament may well have been the last to be staged at the Revesby Workers Club, or at Henry Lawson House at least. This grand old establishment is being demolished next May to make way for a carpark, thus effectively removing our cheapest tournament venue.

The seventy two people in attendance were initially inconvenienced by the no-show of Ted Roberts, who had put his name down but forgotton to turn up. The practice of people entering via a sheet at a previous tournament should probably be questioned, as this is not the first time a no-show has been caused by this method.

One person who was happy for Ted not to front was Wilma Vialle. The last minute shuffling saw her promoted from the top of D to the bottom of C, where she scooped the pool by winning all 7 games and going up 120 ratings points.

Graeme Lock Lee showed us he was back on track with a convincing win in B division, while Daphne with the unpronounceable surname followed her State Chapionships triumph with a win in D division.

There were a couple of notable games in Masters. Robin Duncan won a game in which he changed seven times. This contrasts the game between Paul Cleary and myself which was completed in just ten moves each. In that game I managed to play KHODJA, my erstwhile nickname on the MarlDoom.

The raffle was noteworthy. Pat Rae, our permanent look-up operator, was given the honour of drawing the raffle, and mysteriously drew out her own ticket. Then the lucky door prizes were drawn - all four were bottles of champagne, all four went to ladies.

In A Division, John Barker gained 6 ratings points, thanks to a last move win over Sue Gergelifi in the last game. In gaining the points, he has strode to the lead in the Great Ratings Race. Derek McKenzie is now five points behind him and will have to perform somewhere to stop John getting the money.

Here are the results and ratings:

Results after game  7
SYDNOV98 -- A

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Bob Jackman          6   573
  2 Paul Cleary          5   287
  3 Jean Mcgiffen        5   220
  4 John Barker          5    15
  5 Robyn Flynn          5   -56
  6 Peter Shaw           4   164
  7 Sue Gergelifi        4   158
  8 Jean Noonan          4   153
  9 Rod Talbot           4     3
 10 Joanne Craig         4   -98
 11 Rene Chelton         3    48
 12 Gloria Gallagher     3  -129
 13 Richard Farrington   3  -130
 14 Ruby Kotwall         3  -137
 15 Robin Duncan         3  -301
 16 Alison Rae           2   203
 17 Audrey Newman        2  -125
 18 Sam Greenberg        2  -184
 19 Betty Foreman        2  -260
 20 Siva Sivapalasundram 1  -404
HIGH GAME: Paul Cleary       535
HIGH WORD: Rene Chelton      104
            "SQUIRTED"

Results after game  7
SYDNOV98 -- B

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Graeme Lock Lee      6   693
  2 Robert Tomkins       5   286
  3 Hanne Marks          5   177
  4 Judy Hay             5    54
  5 Ros Gibbons          4   201
  6 Penny Wells          4   150
  7 Norma Tracey         4   114
  8 Val Ryan             4   107
  9 Jean Balmer          4   -91
 10 Joan Buchanan        3 -140
 11 Liz Jackman          3   -41
 12 June Stevenson       3  -155
 13 Angie Farrington     2 -332
 14 Betty Coleman        2   112
 15 Margaret Berliner    2  -226
 16 Barbara Chenevier    2  -270
 17 Raya Wilkinson       2  -303
 18 Christine Foot       2  -336
HIGH GAME: Jean Balmer       560
HIGH WORD: Roz Gibbons           104
            "WONDERS"

Results after game  7
SYDNOV98 -- C

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Wilma Vialle         7   525
  2 Judy Mcguinness      6   312
  3 Kim Grayson          5   182
  4 Esther Rolfe         4   267
  5 Chloe Mcnally        4   167
  6 Mary Craven          4    98
  7 Henni Maat           4    66
  8 Maureen Wilkins      4   -85
  9 Fay Van Oyen         3    59
 10 Michael Adler        3    16
 11 Nonie English        3    15
 12 Edith Lowbeer        3  -143
 13 Bev Sell             3  -161
 14 Isabel Humphreys     3  -257
 15 Sunny Wright         2  -147
 16 Alan Gauci           2  -221
 17 Donna Macdonald      2  -284
 18 Margaret Andrews     1  -409
HIGH GAME: Judy Mcguinness   562
HIGH WORD: Judy Mcguinness       158
            "REBORING"

Results after game  7
SYDNOV98 -- D

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Daphne Bezuidenhout  6   282
  2 Sue Tuckett          6   182
  3 Lan Knox             5   345
  4 Louise Ready         5   -19
  5 Nella Forrester      4   189
  6 Bev Purkis           4   188
  7 Merriss Adler        4  -113
  8 Diana Hilly          3    40
  9 Margaret Ackman      3    29
 10 Merle Young          3   -10
 11 Pearl Gillott        3   -42
 12 Frank Hunt           3   -51
 13 Maria Kaye           2  -270
 14 Lila Tucker          2  -306
 15 Esther Clarke        2  -335
 16 Win Hendriksen       1  -109
HIGH GAME: Lan Knox          494
HIGH WORD: Nella Forrester        92
            "USHERING"

Stats for Tournament : SYDNOV98

+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| state     Name           | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points |
|                          | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New|
+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
+Section: *A                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    1    1 |   1   1 |  6.2  6.0 | 1991  -3 1988 |
| NSW Paul Cleary          |   10   10 |   5   5 |  4.8  5.0 | 1822  +4 1826 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   49   35 |  16  12 |  3.7  5.0 | 1661 +26 1687 |
| NSW John Barker          |   23   21 |   8   7 |  4.7  5.0 | 1757  +6 1763 |
| NSW Robyn Flynn          |   34   32 |  11  10 |  4.6  5.0 | 1691  +8 1699 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   46   55 |  13  17 |  4.5  4.0 | 1665 -10 1655 |
| NSW Sue Gergelifi        |   60   51 |  18  16 |  2.9  4.0 | 1637 +22 1659 |
| NSW Jean Noonan          |  153  129 |  38  33 |  2.2  4.0 | 1453 +36 1489 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   32   34 |  10  11 |  4.7  4.0 | 1706 -14 1692 |
| NSW Joanne Craig         |   57   57 |  17  18 |  3.6  4.0 | 1643  +8 1651 |
| NSW Gloria Gallagher     |  134  132 |  34  34 |  2.6  3.0 | 1477  +8 1485 |
| NSW Rene Chelton         |   70   67 |  20  20 |  2.7  3.0 | 1619  +6 1625 |
| NSW Ruby Kotwall         |  141  134 |  36  35 |  2.4  3.0 | 1471 +11 1482 |
| NSW Richard Farrington   |  112  105 |  30  29 |  2.4  3.0 | 1518 +12 1530 |
| NSW Robin Duncan         |   21   30 |   7   9 |  5.5  3.0 | 1763 -50 1713 |
| NSW Alison Rae :act      |  139  150 |  35  37 |  2.7  2.0 | 1471 -13 1458 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |   79   87 |  23  24 |  3.0  2.0 | 1591 -20 1571 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |   82   89 |  24  25 |  2.5  2.0 | 1579 -10 1569 |
| NSW Sam Greenberg        |  101  104 |  27  28 |  2.4  2.0 | 1540  -9 1531 |
| NSW Siva Sivapalasundram |  173  186 |  41  45 |  1.9  1.0 | 1415 -19 1396 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *B                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Graeme Lock Lee      |  178  163 |  42  41 |  4.4  6.0 | 1402 +32 1434 |
| NSW Robert Tomkins       |  184  176 |  44  42 |  4.4  5.0 | 1398 +11 1409 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  227  212 |  55  51 |  3.6  5.0 | 1318 +27 1345 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  203  198 |  46  46 |  4.6  5.0 | 1369  +8 1377 |
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  208  208 |  48  48 |  3.9  4.0 | 1352  +1 1353 |
| NSW Penny Wells          |  274  257 |  67  61 |  3.0  4.0 | 1240 +21 1261 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  234  227 |  56  54 |  3.4  4.0 | 1299 +12 1311 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  275  253 |  68  60 |  2.5  4.0 | 1238 +31 1269 |
| NSW Norma Tracey         |  215  219 |  53  53 |  4.5  4.0 | 1338 -10 1328 |
| NSW Joan Buchanan        |  288  280 |  72  70 |  2.8  3.5 | 1215 +14 1229 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  264  271 |  62  66 |  3.5  3.0 | 1256 -10 1246 |
| NSW June Stephenson      |  339  327 |  85  83 |  2.3  3.0 | 1142 +15 1157 |
| NSW Angie Farrington     |  281  291 |  70  72 |  3.5  2.5 | 1228 -20 1208 |
| NSW Betty Coleman        |  220  243 |  54  56 |  4.3  2.0 | 1328 -46 1282 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  309  321 |  78  80 |  2.6  2.0 | 1179 -12 1167 |
| NSW Christine Foot :act  |  214  250 |  52  59 |  4.2  2.0 | 1342 -67 1275 |
| NSW Margaret Berliner    |  328  336 |  83  85 |  2.4  2.0 | 1154  -9 1145 |
| NSW Barbara Chenevier    |  300  311 |  73  77 |  3.0  2.0 | 1197 -21 1176 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *C                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Wilma Vialle         |  540  425 | 132 103 |  2.5  7.0 |  890 +128
1018 |
| NSW Judy McGuinness      |  444  383 | 105  93 |  3.5  6.0 | 1000 +63 1063 |
| NSW Kim Grayson          |  366  359 |  89  88 |  4.5  5.0 | 1097 +12 1109 |
| NSW Esther Rolfe         |  351  361 |  87  89 |  4.8  4.0 | 1120 -13 1107 |
| NSW Chloe McNally        |  517  508 | 126 126 |  3.2  4.0 |  916 +17  933 |
| NSW Mary Craven :act     |  481  465 | 114 113 |  3.1  4.0 |  957 +19  976 |
| NSW Henni Maat           |  532  513 | 130 128 |  2.6  4.0 |  899 +28  927 |
| NSW Maureen Wilkins      |  459  458 | 109 110 |  3.7  4.0 |  979  +7  986 |
| NSW Faye Van Oyen        |  531  525 | 129 130 |  2.6  3.0 |  902 +10  912 |
| NSW Isabel Humphreys     |  470  477 | 112 115 |  3.3  3.0 |  966  -6  960 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  484  492 | 115 118 |  3.4  3.0 |  953  -5  948 |
| NSW Michael Adler :act   |  381  402 |  94  98 |  4.1  3.0 | 1072 -22 1050 |
| NSW Bev Sell :act        |  377  399 |  93  97 |  4.5  3.0 | 1082 -28 1054 |
| NSW Edith Lowbeer        |  419  447 | 102 106 |  4.3  3.0 | 1024 -26  998 |
| NSW Sunny Wright         |  579  585 | 138 141 |  2.2  2.0 |  858  -4  854 |
| NSW Donna MacDonald      |  474  503 | 113 124 |  3.2  2.0 |  961 -25  936 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  486  512 | 116 127 |  3.1  2.0 |  950 -22  928 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  388  455 |  95 108 |  4.4  1.0 | 1061 -69  992 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *D                           +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  609  572 | 146 138 |  4.4  6.0 |  832 +34  866 |
| NSW Sue Tuckett          |  664  604 | 160 147 |  3.7  6.0 |  786 +54  840 |
| NSW Lan Knox             |  606  579 | 145 140 |  3.8  5.0 |  834 +26  860 |
| NSW Louise Ready         |    0  403 |   0  99 |  6.1  5.0 | 1069 -20 1049 |
| NSW Nella Forrester      |  642  609 | 156 148 |  3.1  4.0 |  806 +28  834 |
| NSW Bev Purkis           |  670  675 | 161 162 |  4.3  4.0 |  781  -7  774 |
| NSW Merriss Adler :act   |  950  882 | 234 209 |  1.8  4.0 |  548 +48  596 |
| NSW Merle Young          |  601  637 | 144 155 |  4.4  3.0 |  840 -27  813 |
| NSW Diana Hilly          |  675  701 | 162 169 |  4.1  3.0 |  772 -21  751 |
| NSW Margaret Ackman      |  628  659 | 151 160 |  4.5  3.0 |  819 -28  791 |
| NSW Pearl Gillott        |  682  732 | 163 177 |  4.9  3.0 |  766 -36  730 |
| NSW Frank Hunt           |  918  912 | 224 220 |  2.8  3.0 |  574  +5  579 |
| NSW Esther Clarke        | 1074 1072 | 276 275 |  2.0  2.0 |  463      463 |
| NSW Maria Kaye           |  898  906 | 212 217 |  2.2  2.0 |  583  -3  580 |
| NSW Lila Tucker          | 1042 1039 | 264 262 |  1.7  2.0 |  487  +5  492 |
| NSW Win Hendriksen       | 1040 1085 | 263 280 |  2.3  1.0 |  490 -38  452 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+