Linda Stern Women's and Bobby Evans Seniors' Teams
Posted by Marcia Scudder on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 20:49
The entry to the Linda Stern Women's Teams was just 16 teams, a significant drop from 2013, and coincidentally identical to the entry in the Bobby Evans Seniors' Teams.
Rather than have a 9 round Swiss movement, a changed format was used. For each event, the field was split into two pools, each of 8 teams. A round robin of 7 matches was followed by a 40 board semi-final for the top two teams in each pool. The remainder of each field then played two further rounds, against opponents from the other pool.
Linda Stern Women's Teams
The results of the semi-finals were:
PITT (Helene PITT, Ruth TOBIN, Pauline EVANS, Greer TUCKER) 113 defeated KAPLAN (Rena KAPLAN, Eva CAPLAN, Di SMART, Felicity BEALE) 64.1
TRAVIS (Barbara TRAVIS, Candice GINSBERG, Margaret BOURKE, Sue LUSK) 106.1 defeated CAINS (Yvonne CAINS, Saima KING, Anne RUTTER, Jenny MICHAEL) 62
CAINS is a team from Port Macquarie who were very surprised to find themselves in the semi-finals. It was lovely to see some new faces appearing at the top level in this event.
Yvonne Cains, Anne Rutter, Saima King and Jenny Michael
The winners of the Datums Medals were Barbara TRAVIS and Candice GINSBERG
The final proved to be close, with TRAVIS 129.1 victorious over PITT 99. The photos below show the presentation of trophy and medallions by David Stern (accompanied by his granddaughter, Claudia).
Candice Ginsberg, Sue Lusk, Barbara Travis and Margaret Bourke Pauline Evans, Greer Tucker, Helene Pitt and Ruth Tobin
Bobby Evans Seniors' Teams
The semi-final results were:
KLINGER (Ron KLINGER, Bill HAUGHIE, Paul LAVINGS, Robert KROCHMALIK, Peter BUCHEN, Henry CHRISTIE) 78.1 defeated NEILL (Bruce NEILL, Arjuna DE LIVERA, Simon HINGE, Kim MORRISON) 65
BRIGHTLING (Richard BRIGHTLING, David HOFFMAN, Andrew BRAITHWAITE, Robbie VAN RIEL, Neil EWART, Chris QUAIL) 84.1 defeated FORDHAM (Peter FORDHAM, Chris SUNDSTROM, Ross STUART, Richard DOUGLAS) 25
The winners of the Datums Medals were Peter FORDHAM and Chris SUNDSTROM
As for the Linda Stern Women's Teams, the final was close, with KLINGER 124 defeating BRIGHTLING 107. David Stern, with Claudia, presented the trophy and medallions.
Robert Krockmalik, Ron Klinger, Bill Haughie, Peter Buchen and Paul Lavings (absent Henry Christie)
David Hoffman, Richard Brightling, Chris Quail (absent Andy Braithwaite, Robbie Van Riel and Neil Ewart)