Circuit 2 of 4 – Results and Report (Arbroath)

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2 of 4
Arbroath 15/11/15

“Christie Recovers by Claiming the Honours”

After an uncharacteristic 7th place in the first circuit event of the championships, Gareth Christie of Dundee United T.F.C. stays in contention by winning the second, jumping up to 3rd place in the overall standings. Clubmate, Greg Dand, who stole the show in the first event, ended up third, after a hard-fought match with Steve Bennett. Their game wasn’t without incident – Greg had a goal disallowed after Steve claimed offside, but video evidence later showed that the goal was legitimate! To rub salt into the wound, Steve had gone up the other end and scored, eventually winning the game and snatching second place overall. Time will tell how this affects the final standings.

To kick off the day, 3 Groups were drawn with Steve, Gareth and Greg taking the seeded places. The winners of each group would play for the top three positions overall, the runners-up would play for positions 4-6 and so on.

There were 11 participants; 8 from Tayside, 2 from Glasgow and the welcome return of David JC Baxter (AS Perugia) to the Scottish scene, after moving back from Canada. Out of practice since his outstanding quarter-final placing at the World Cup in Italy in 2015, Dave’s results were mixed, but given his 4-1 victory over Greg in the groups, he’ll undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with when he’s back on top form. However, let’s not take credit away from relative newcomers John Halpin (0-0), Andy Beskaby (0-0) and Rob Conway (1-0 win). All fantastic results against a highly-experienced player. Congrats also to Drew Orr, an even newer player at DUTFC, who managed a couple of wins.

Greg’s third place sees him stay on top of the leaderboard after the second event. Steve’s consecutive second place, has him wondering if his long-running title of Scottish Champion, is slipping away. Event 3 will be in Glasgow in February.

Links

Photos on the Glasgow TSA Website

 


 

GROUP STAGES

Group 1

Pld W D L F A Pts
Steve Bennett 2 2 0 0 10 0 6
Dave Gladman 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
Craig Thom 2 0 0 2 0 10 0

Results

Steve Bennett 2 v 0 Dave Gladman
Steve Bennett 8 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Gladman 2 v 0 Craig Thom

Group 2

Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 3 3 0 0 13 2 9
Rob Conway 3 2 0 1 7 4 6
Drew Orr 3 1 0 2 1 8 3
Martin Campbell 3 0 0 3 1 8 0

Results

Gareth Christie 6 v 0 Drew Orr
Rob Conway 3 v 1 Martin Campbell
Gareth Christie 4 v 0 Martin Campbell
Rob Conway 2 v 0 Drew Orr
Gareth Christie 3 v 2 Rob Conway
Martin Campbell 0 v 1 Drew Orr

Group 3

Pld W D L F A Pts
Greg Dand 3 2 0 1 6 4 6
David JC Baxter 3 1 2 0 4 1 5
Andy Beskaby 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
John Halpin 3 0 1 2 1 6 1

Results

Greg Dand 2 v 0 Andy Beskaby
David JC Baxter 0 v 0 John Halpin
Greg Dand 3 v 0 John Halpin
David JC Baxter 0 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Greg Dand 1 v 4 David JC Baxter
John Halpin 1 v 3 Andy Beskaby


 

Final Placings

Positions 1st to 3rd

Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
Steve Bennett 2 1 0 1 2 3 3
Greg Dand 2 0 1 1 2 3 1

Results

Steve Bennett 0 v 2 Gareth Christie
Greg Dand 1 v 1 Gareth Christie
Steve Bennett 2 v 1 Greg Dand

Positions 4th to 6th

Pld W D L F A Pts
Rob Conway 2 2 0 0 3 0 6
David JC Baxter 2 1 0 1 1 1 3
Dave Gladman 2 0 0 2 0 3 0

Results

Rob Conway 1 v 0 David JC Baxter
Rob Conway 2 v 0 Dave Gladman
David JC Baxter 1 v 0 Dave Gladman

Positions 7th to 11th (Playoffs)

Pld W D L F A Pts
Andy Beskaby 2 2 0 0 4 0 6
Drew Orr 2 1 0 1 2 3 3
Craig Thom 2 0 0 2 0 3 0

Results

Andy Beskaby 3 v 0 Drew Orr
Craig Thom 0 v 2 Drew Orr
Andy Beskaby 1 v 0 Craig Thom

10th / 11th playoff

John Halpin 2 v 0 Martin Campbell

9th / 10th playoff

John Halpin 5 v 0 Craig Thom


 

STFA Championship Points Gained

Position Player Club Points
1 Gareth CHRISTIE DUTFC 50
2 Steve BENNETT DUTFC 45
3 Greg DAND DUTFC 42
4 Rob CONWAY DUTFC 40
5 David JC BAXTER ASP 38
6 Dave GLADMAN GTSA 37
7 Andy BESKABY DUTFC 36
8 Drew ORR DUTFC 35
9 John HALPIN GTSA 34
10 Craig THOM DUTFC 33
11 Martin CAMPBELL DUTFC 32

Find out how this affects the STFA Championship Leaderboard >>

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