Circuit 3 of 4 – Results and Report (Glasgow)

TOURNAMENT REPORT

Bennett victory secures Scottish Championship

Congratulations are due to Steve Bennett for retaining the title of Scottish Champion. Victory in Circuit Event 3, his second in succession, gained enough points to put him out of reach of the other contenders.

This third Scottish Circuit Event took place on Sunday 22nd February at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew. The structure of the tournament was the same as in previous events but with 17 participants there was one group of five and three of four. As in Event 2, Steve Bennett, Gareth Christie, Tom Burns and Dave Gladman took the seeded places.

The final match was a repeat of Event 2 but this time Steve Bennett’s win over Tom Burns was a much more comfortable 4-0. Baver Bari was delighted to win his group and then go on to score two goals against Steve Bennett in the 1st-4th semi-final. The ‘group of death’ which included Gareth Christie and Greg Dand was won by Brian Daley who went on to lose a close fought semi-final against Tom Burns.

Gareth Christie was the best group runner-up, finishing 5th after defeating Ben Staples and Dave Gladman. Greg Dand won the 9th-12th finals with victories over Colin Berry and Conor Bowden and Andy Beskaby finished 13th after playing a total of 7 games. Finishing bottom of the group of five Beskaby won a play-off against Fraser McKenzie to compete for the 13th-16th placings where he edged out Dave Baxter 2-1 on shots. Malcolm Lees returned to play his first event this season. He was unfortunate to be drawn in the group of five with Steve Bennett but did manage runner-up. In a very tight match Lees lost out to Dave Gladman 1-0 but then secured 7th place with a good win over Ben Staples.

In an unassailable position, Steve Bennett is once again Scottish Champion. Tom Burns is in a strong position to finish second. There is no doubt that the participation of Brian Daley had an influence on the results and current standings. With no Daley it might have been expected that Gareth Christie or Greg Dand, both title contenders, would have competed for places 1-4.

Twenty six players have now competed in the Circuit Events. The fourth and final competition will be in Abernethy on Saturday 14th March. The championship winner may have been decided but all other players will want to aim for as high a ranking finish as possible.

 


 

GROUP STAGES

Group 1

Pld W D L F A Pts
Steve Bennett 4 4 0 0 18 3 12
Malcolm Lees 4 3 0 1 11 9 9
Conor Bowden 4 1 1 2 3 8 4
Dave Baxter 4 1 1 2 3 9 4
Andy Beskaby 4 0 0 4 3 9 0

Results

Steve Bennett 6 v 3 Malcolm Lees
Dave Baxter 2 v 1 Andy Beskaby
Steve Bennett 5 v 0 Dave Baxter
Conor Bowden 1 v 2 Malcolm Lees
Conor Bowden 0 v 5 Steve Bennett
Malcolm Lees 3 v 1 Andy Beskaby
Andy Beskaby 1 v 2 Conor Bowden
Dave Baxter 1 v 3 Malcolm Lees
Steve Bennett 2 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Dave Baxter 0 v 0 Conor Bowden

 

Group 2

Pld W D L F A Pts
Brian Daley 3 3 0 0 9 1 9
Gareth Christie 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
Greg Dand 3 1 0 2 6 3 3
Fraser McKenzie 3 0 0 3 2 16 0

Results

Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Greg Dand
Brian Daley 6 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
Gareth Christie 0 v 2 Brian Daley
Fraser McKenzie 1 v 6 Greg Dand
Fraser McKenzie 0 v 4 Gareth Christie
Greg Dand 0 v 1 Brian Daley

Group 3

Pld W D L F A Pts
Tom Burns 3 3 0 0 10 3 9
Ben Staples 3 2 0 1 6 2 6
Ronnie McKenzie 3 1 0 2 5 3 3
Craig Thom 3 0 0 3 1 14 0

Results

Tom Burns 2 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie
Craig Thom 0 v 4 Ben Staples
Tom Burns 6 v 1 Craig Thom
Ben Staples 1 v 0 Ronnie McKenzie
Ronnie McKenzie 4 v 0 Craig Thom
Ben Staples 1 v 2 Tom Burns

Group 4

 

Pld W D L F A Pts
Baver Bari 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
Dave Gladman 3 2 1 0 4 0 7
Colin Berry 3 1 0 2 4 6 3
John Halpin 3 0 0 3 1 6 0

Results

Dave Gladman 0 v 0 Baver Bari
Colin Berry 4 v 0 John Halpin
Dave Gladman 3 v 0 Colin Berry
John Halpin 1 v 2 Baver Bari
John Halpin 0 v 1 Dave Gladman
Baver Bari 3 v 0 Colin Berry

 

KNOCK-OUT AND PLAYOFFS

Semi Finals      

Steve Bennett 6 v 2 Baver Bari
Tom Burns 3 v 2 Brian Daley

Final    

Steve Bennett 4 v 0 Tom Burns

 


 

 

3rd/4th  playoff

Brian Daley 3 v 0 Baver Bari

 

5th-8th playoff

Gareth Christie 3 v 0 Ben Staples
Dave Gladman 1 v 0 Malcolm Lees

 

5th-6th playoff

Gareth Christie 3 v 0 Dave Gladman

7th/8th  playoff

Malcolm Lees 5 v 2 Ben Staples

 

9th-12th  playoff

Greg Dand 2 v 1 Conor Bowden
Colin Berry 1 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie 6-5 shots

 

9th-10th  playoff

Greg Dand 3 v 0 Colin Berry

11th-12th playoff

Conor Bowden 1 v 1 Ronnie McKenzie 1-0 shots

 

13th-17th playoff

Andy Beskaby 2 v 0 Fraser McKenzie

13th-16th playoff

Andy Beskaby 3 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Baxter 3 v 0 John Halpin

13th/14th playoff

Andy Beskaby 0 v 0 Dave Baxter 2-1 shots

 

15th/16th playoff

John Halpin 2 v 0 Craig Thom

17th

Fraser McKenzie


 

STFA Championship Points Gained

Place Points
1 Steve Bennett 50
2 Tom Burns 45
3 Brian Daley 42
4 Baver Bari 40
5 Gareth Christie 38
6 Dave Gladman 37
7 Malcolm Lees 36
8 Ben Staples 35
9 Greg Dand 34
10 Colin Berry 33
11 Conor Bowden 32
12 Ronnie McKenzie 31
13 Andy Beskaby 30
14 Dave Baxter 29
15 John Halpin 28
16 Craig Thom 27
17 Fraser Mckenzie 26

 


 

 

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