Saturday, 20 July 2013

Chris Thomas on top in Thornaby

This meeting saw only 6 players take part in our third WASPA event. Heading the field was Chris Thomas and he was never really troubled throughout the evening's play. The first round saw Ben beat Mike, a result that sent a little shock wave around the players. In truth, it's been coming as Ben continues to improve. Jeff Parsons returned for more action and started with a 2-2 draw against Chris Kaberry. Chris Thomas gave Neil a lesson! Round two saw Ben taught that same lesson by Chris Thomas. Mike recovered to beat Chris Kaberry 3-0 and Neil scored a narrow win against Jeff. The final set of games sorted out the final placings. Chris saw of a decent challenge from Mike, Ben beat Jeff to secure second place in the final table, and Neil beat Chris Kaberry to pinch third place.

Date of next NETFA Teesside WASPA tournament will be 23rd August 2013

(report by Mike Parnaby)
Left to right: Jeff Parsons, Ben Staples, Neil Youngson, Chris Thomas, Andrew (spectator this time), Mike Parnaby, Chris Kaberry

Final table:
1. Chris Thomas - 9 points - +14
2. Mike Parnaby - 6 points - +1
3. Neil Youngson - 6 points - -5
4. Ben Staples - 3 points - -4
5. Jeff Parsons - 1 point - -2
6. Chris Kaberry - 1 point - -4

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