Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Gareth Christie wins in Abernethy

Gareth Christie (right) during the recent Europa Cup for clubs in Belgium
Last saturday the last stage of the Scottish circuit was played in Abernethy. 9 players from three different clubs were taking part. Players were dropped in three groups and everyone had 2 group games and then 2 more games for places 1 to 9. Tom Burns, Steve Bennett and Gareth Christie finished on top of their respective groups and met for the title. Gareth Christie won his two decisive games to claim the trophy. Steve Bennett was runner-up and Tom Burns was third. Greg Dand won his two games to finish 4th.

Gareth Christie commented his victory: "A low turnout unfortunately, mainly due to changing to a Saturday (originally we were scheduled for Sunday but this clashed with Dundee United playing in the Scottish League Cup Final, and with several fans in the club, the vote was to change). However, a win is a win nonetheless and I'm happy to have not conceded any goals. More importantly I regained second place in the final standings of the Scottish Circuit over Tom Burns."

Final standings of the tournament
1. Gareth Christie (Dundee United TFC)
2. Steve Bennett (Dundee United TFC)
3. Tom Burns (Glasgow TSA)
4. Greg Dand (Dundee United TFC)
5. Malcolm Lees (Hot Club d'Ecosse)
6. Baver Bari (Hot Club d'Ecosse)
7. John Halpin (Glasgow TSA)
8. Andy Beskaky (Dundee United TFC)
9. David Baxter (Dundee United TFC)