Saturday, 27 April 2013

First NETFA tournament in Thornaby

The very first NETFA Teesside WASPA event was held on 26th April 2013 at the clubs home venue in Thornaby. Because of other commitments, the turnout for this event was low at only 4 players. However this did not diminish from the night's play too much as we were entertained all night by a live rock band in the room next door! To the action now. In the first round of the swiss system we use, Neil Youngson took the early lead overall by beating Simon Spence 3-0 while Ben Staples was very unlucky not to beat Mike Parnaby, Mike's equaliser coming with 30 seconds left to play. In the second round, Ben continued his progress by beating Simon 3-0 while Mike found some form, beating Neil 4-1. Round three saw Mike take the title on the night with a 3-1 win over Simon, while Ben and Neil fought out a seven goal thriller, Neil winning 4-3. So overall, Mike ends the night with 5 points, Neil with 4 points, Ben with 3 points and Simon with 0 points this time.

Date of next NETFA Teesside WASPA tournament will be 24th May 2013

(report by Mike Parnaby)
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