Circuit 3 of 4 – Results and Report (Glasgow)

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 3 of 4
Glasgow 21/02/16

“Christie Edges to the Top”

In an extremely nervy final, neither Gareth Christie or Steve Bennett, were strangers to uncharacteristic mistakes as they battled for top spot in this third circuit event. Tensions were running high, unlike the goal count, which was 0-0 at full time. Steve had had the best of the shooting opportunities but couldn’t make them count. Into extra time and Gareth found a gap through the middle and followed up with a quick shot on-the-run to score the golden goal.

Greg Dand and Tom Burns played out a close game for 3rd and 4th place, with Greg also needing a golden goal to take the victory.

Despite hosting the event, only 6 players of the 14 came from the Glasgow club. Fraser Mackenzie of GTSA had a breakthrough tournament though and did his club proud, finishing 8th overall; his best yet. The only way is up for this young man. Tom Burns eventually came through a closely matched group, despite a scare from clubmate John Halpin who defeated Tom 3-2. Had John managed the win against Andy Beskaby in his final game (1-1), he’d have leapfrogged Tom and won his first ever semi-final place. Just one goal away from the top 4! It was a welcome sight to see Barry Corr back for his first tournament of the season too.

The results take Gareth to the top of the Scottish Championships leaderboard, by a single point, with Steve and Greg hot on his heels, going into the final event, in March. The event will be held at Dundee United TFC’s new club venue at the David Lloyd Sports Centre, in Monifieth, Dundee. World Cup places are up for grabs in the Open and Veterans categories so there’s everything to play for.

 


 

GROUP STAGES

Group 1

Pld W D L F A Pts
Steve Bennett 2 2 0 0 10 0 3
Barry Corr 2 1 0 1 6 9 3
Drew Orr 2 0 0 2 2 9 0

Results

Steve Bennett 7 v 0 Barry Corr
Drew Orr 2 v 6 Barry Corr
Steve Bennett 3 v 0 Drew Orr

 

Group 2

Pld W D L F A Pts
Greg Dand 2 2 0 0 5 2 6
Malcolm Lees 2 0 1 1 2 3 1
Dave Gladman 2 0 1 1 0 2 1

Results

Greg Dand 3 v 2 Malcolm Lees
Dave Gladman 0 v 0 Malcolm Lees
Greg Dand 2 v 0 Dave Gladman

Group 3

Pld W D L F A Pts
Tom Burns 3 2 0 1 9 4 6
John Halpin 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
Andy Beskaby 3 1 1 1 3 5 4
Rob Conway 3 0 1 2 2 6 1

Results

Tom Burns 2 v 3 John Halpin
Rob Conway 0 v 2 Andy Beskaby
Tom Burns 4 v 0 Andy Beskaby
Rob Conway 1 v 1 John Halpin
Tom Burns 3 v 1 Rob Conway
Andy Beskaby 1 v 1 John Halpin

Group 4

Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 3 3 0 0 10 0 9
Fraser McKenzie 3 1 1 1 4 2 4
Dave Baxter 3 1 1 1 2 5 4
Craig Thom 3 0 0 3 0 9 0

Results

Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Fraser McKenzie
Dave Baxter 1 v 0 Craig Thom
Gareth Christie 5 v 0 Craig Thom
Dave Baxter 1 v 1 Fraser McKenzie
Gareth Christie 4 v 0 Dave Baxter
Craig Thom 0 v 3 Fraser McKenzie

 


 

KNOCK-OUT AND PLAYOFFS

Semi Finals

Tom Burns 0 v 6 Steve Bennett
Greg Dand 1 v 3 Gareth Christie


Final    

Gareth Christie 1 v 0 Steve Bennett sd

 


 

3rd/4th  playoff

Greg Dand 3 v 2 Tom Burns sd

 

5th-8th playoff

Barry Corr 0 v 0 John Halpin 3-0 shots
Malcolm Lees 6 v 0 Fraser McKenzie

 

5th/6th playoff

Malcolm Lees 1 v 0 Barry Corr

 

7th/8th  playoff

John Halpin 2 v 1 Fraser McKenzie

 

9th-12th  playoff

Drew Orr 0 v 0 Andy Beskaby 0-1 shots
Dave Gladman 2 v 1 Dave Baxter

 

9th-10th  playoff

Andy Beskaby 1 v 0 Dave Gladman

 

11th playoff

Dave Baxter 1 v 0 Drew Orr

 

12th-13th playoff

Rob Conway 2 v 1 Drew Orr sd

 

13th/14th playoff

Rob Conway 2 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 Tom BURNS GTSA 40
5 Malcolm LEES GTSA 38
6 Barry CORR GTSA 37
7 John HALPIN GTSA 36
8 Fraser McKENZIE GTSA 35
9 Andy BESKABY DUTFC 34
10 Dave GLADMAN GTSA 33
11 Dave BAXTER DUTFC 32
12 Rob CONWAY DUTFC 31
13 Drew ORR DUTFC 30
14 Craig THOM DUTFC 29

Find out how this affects the STFA Championship Leaderboard >>

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