Friday, 17 January 2014

First trophy for Michaël Dupret

The Templeuve United club in Belgium played their monthly tournament (already the 25th WASPA regional tournament) on thursday evening with a good field of 10 players. There were four last minute drop-out including the absence of Geoffrey Marain who is the number 1 and the usual winner of most local events. There was some excitment from the usual outsiders who saw a chance to win the trophy. The swiss system was used in four sessions and in the end, three players finished with a small difference of points. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai) won the event with 10 points and a better goal-difference than Vincent Coppenolle while Renald Deloose took 9 points. The young Matthias Averlant, 12 years old, was the surprising fourth of the evening after winning his last two games. The first two players of the tournament could chose their prize (chocolate or beer) while the other gifts of the evening were decided by a lottery. Philippe odart and Stéphane Lambert were the "lucky losers" of the evening. Here is the final ranking of the tournament:
1. Michaël Dupret (Magic Team Tournai) - 10 points
2. Vincent Coppenolle (Templeuve United) - 10 points
3. Renald Deloose (Templeuve United) - 9 points
4. Matthias Averlant (Templeuve United) - 6 points
5. Stéphane Lambert (Kent Invicta TFC) - 6 points
6. Hatim Elmajd (Templeuve United) - 4 points
7. Jason Delattre (Templeuve United) - 4 points
8. Eddy Beernaert (SC Flanders) - 4 points
9. Philippe Godart (Templeuve United) - 2 points
10. Stéphane Kirsch (Templeuve United) - 1 point
Top 4 of the evening: Matthias Averlant, Vincent Coppenolle, Michaël Dupret, Renald Deloose

The group picture

A happy winner!