Baulkham Hills Kick-Off - 15th January 2006


Report from Richard Birch

2006 Kick Off was held at Baulkham Hills yesterday. 80 had registered by late Saturday and only 1 dropped out due to a savage sounding bout of flu.

In D section Francis De Lange was unavoidably held up and arrived fractionally late, so was put in as a bye. Game 2 she still had a Bye as she was mistakenly omitted from the draw. However, that didn't stop her notching up a massive 513 high game in her division, surpassed only by Bob Jackman in A with 561.

High words were also recorded in lower divisions. Hazel Knudsen in D came third and also took (with obvious delight) high ratings gain with a neat 100pts northward. Meanwhile in A the strategically placed Louise Kobler went up 96pts. Glen Dunlop from Canada is a regular visitor this time of year and graced us with his presence while he got used to playing British words such as QI and ZO.

Elsewhere, the game of Roosters and Feather Dusters was being played out with many upsets. We have all been there.

All hail to Wilma Vialle who did such a stirling job on the draws and running of the event that we were finished, cleaned up and out of there before 5pm (too early for the Bull and Bush restaurant to let us have the menu anagramming quickly took root).

The Junior Open was held in the next room with 25 contestants, some of whom we can no doubt expect to see on the regular circuit in the future. I will try to get a report from that event. Janice Hoon directed and was ably assisted by Serena Guild, Sue Whelan and Robin Duncan and I think I saw Alan Gauci in there at one stage.

Results after game  7
15.01.2006 Baulkham Hills Kick-Off -- MASTERS

Rank  Player            Wins Mar
---------------------------------
   1   Joanne Craig         5      426
   2   Rod Talbot           5      405
   3   Edward Okulicz       5      396
   4   Tony Hunt            5      288
   5   Louise Kobler        5       44
   6   Audrey Newman        4      242
   7   John Barker          4      186
   8   Bob Jackman          4      121
   9   Glen Dunlop          4        8
  10   Jan Pincott          4        3
  11   Rex Shakespeare      3       26
  12   Joan Rosenthal       3        2
  13   Jean McGiffen        3      -34
  14   Mark Smith           3      -63
  15   Moana Nepia          3     -196
  16   Kris Logan           3     -446
  17   Hanne Marks          2      -16
  18   Jan Serisier         2     -467
  19   Therese Newman       2     -600
  20   Betty Foreman        1     -325
HIGH GAME: Bob Jackman       561
HIGH WORD: Edward Okulicz    102
             "LEAKERS"

  Results after game  7
15.01.2006 Baulkham Hills Kick-Off -- ADVANCED

Rank  Player            Wins Mar
---------------------------------
   1   Pat Schuberg         6      263
   2   David More           5      345
   3   Raya Wilkinson       5      322
   4   Maureen Hilder       5      182
   5   Colleen Birch        5       66
   6   Jean Balmer          4       78
   7   Richard Birch        4       51
   8   Nonie English        4       -9
   9   Judy Hay             4      -16
  10   Sharon Sorensen      4      -31
  11   Colleen Walker       4      -74
  12   Natalie Tadday       3      166
  13   George Khamis        3       18
  14   Donna MacDonald      3     -112
  15   Jan Tomlin           3     -308
  16   Linda Dimond         2      -54
  17   Bev Purkis           2      -67
  18   Margaret Andrews     2     -121
  19   Ian Close            1     -240
  20   Frank Tao            1     -459
HIGH GAME: Natalie Tadday    488
HIGH WORD: Richard Birch         104
             "EXCISES"

  Results after game  7
15.01.2006 Baulkham Hills Kick-Off -- INTERMEDIATE

Rank  Player            Wins Mar
---------------------------------
   1   Daphne Bezuidenhout  6      157
   2   Don Hadley           5      333
   3   Betty Hardy          5      322
   4   Shelley Cartwright   5      223
   5   Denise Smith         5      -11
   6   Liz Jackman          4      171
   7   Janine Whittaker     4      105
   8   Sunny Wright         4       37
   8   Teresa Traynor       4       37
  10   Veena Mohe           4       23
  11   Krystyna Batten      4      -50
  12   Frank Hunt           3       35
  13   Jyoti Chandna        3        1
  14   Claire Dove          3      -44
  15   Rocky Sharma         3      -62
  16   David Parkes         3     -165
  17   Ann Fiddler          2      -15
  18   Sandra Elliott       2      -18
  19   Esther Rolfe         1     -418
  20   Maree Heynen         0     -661
HIGH GAME: Rocky Sharma      475
HIGH WORD: Krystyna Batten       158
             "WAILINGS"

  Results after game  7
15.01.2006 Baulkham Hills Kick-Off -- RECREATION

Rank  Player            Wins Mar
---------------------------------
   1   Michael Rutkowski    7      256
   2   Margaret Clifford    5      360
   3   Hazel Knudsen        5       50
   4   Laura Morgan         4      390
   5   Anne Mortel          4      227
   6   Karmel Patterson     4      160
   7   Renate Wood          4      136
   8   La'Reine Lang        4      -47
   9   Diana Hilly          4      -59
  10   Arie Holla           4     -141
  11   Joy Morris           3.5     59
  12   Shirley Crocker      3.5     36
  13   Glenys North         3      -27
  14   Marlaine Chamlian    3     -106
  15   Pam Tuckwell         3     -113
  16   Mary-michal Oxby     3     -209
  17   Frances De Lange     2       95
  18   Bev Pye              2     -112
  19   Diana Field          1     -949
  20   A Bye                0       -6
HIGH GAME: Frances De Lange  513
HIGH WORD: Shirley Crocker       113
             "ASSURERS"

Stats for Tournament : 15.01.2006 Baulkham Hills Kick-Off

+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| state     Name           | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points |
|                          | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old 
| Change New|
+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
+Section: *MASTERS                     +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Joanne Craig         |   36   28 |  12  10 |  3.5  5.0 | 1592 +29 1621 |
| NSW Edward Okulicz       |    1    1 |   1   1 |  5.9  5.0 | 1853 -13 1840 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   18   16 |   7   6 |  4.4  5.0 | 1681 +15 1696 |
| NSW Tony Hunt            |   59   41 |  16  14 |  3.2  5.0 | 1535 +38 1573 |
| NSW Louise Kobler        |  203  131 |  41  30 |  1.5  5.0 | 1334 +93 1427 |
| NSW John Barker          |   25   26 |   9   9 |  4.5  4.0 | 1634 -10 1624 |
| NSW Bob Jackman          |   13   14 |   5   5 |  4.5  4.0 | 1714  -9 1705 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |  138  123 |  32  27 |  3.1  4.0 | 1414 +18 1432 |
| OS  Glen Dunlop          |   83   73 |   1   1 |  3.3  4.0 | 1490 +24 1514 |
| NSW Jan Pincott          |  213  183 |  45  40 |  2.3  4.0 | 1323 +34 1357 |
| NSW Rex Shakespeare      |  160  164 |  35  36 |  3.2  3.0 | 1379  -3 1376 |
| NSW Joan Rosenthal       |   15   20 |   6   7 |  5.3  3.0 | 1710 -44 1666 |
| NSW Moana Nepia          |  137  135 |  31  32 |  2.7  3.0 | 1415  +6 1421 |
| NSW Mark Smith           |  184  178 |  39  38 |  2.5  3.0 | 1353 +10 1363 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   38   52 |  13  15 |  4.7  3.0 | 1581 -31 1550 |
| NSW Kris Logan           |   94  101 |  22  23 |  3.6  3.0 | 1473 -12 1461 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  121  143 |  27  34 |  3.5  2.0 | 1435 -31 1404 |
| NSW Therese Newman       |  209  210 |  42  43 |  2.2  2.0 | 1331  -3 1328 |
| NSW Jan Serisier         |  167  191 |  36  41 |  3.3  2.0 | 1371 -26 1345 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |  186  224 |  40  48 |  3.0  1.0 | 1352 -39 1313 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *ADVANCED                    +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Pat Schuberg         |  324  269 |  74  57 |  3.0  6.0 | 1173 +76 1249 |
| NSW Raya Wilkinson       |  273  258 |  58  55 |  3.9  5.0 | 1244 +23 1267 |
| NSW Maureen Hilder       |  240  230 |  53  50 |  4.4  5.0 | 1294 +13 1307 |
| NSW David More           |  226  216 |  48  46 |  4.5  5.0 | 1312  +9 1321 |
| NSW Colleen Birch        |  261  247 |  56  54 |  3.9  5.0 | 1260 +23 1283 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  358  335 |  85  78 |  2.9  4.0 | 1134 +22 1156 |
| NSW Richard Birch        |  320  306 |  71  68 |  3.1  4.0 | 1180 +19 1199 |
| NSW Sharon Sorensen      |  310  301 |  67  67 |  3.3  4.0 | 1192 +14 1206 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  321  312 |  72  69 |  3.3  4.0 | 1178 +15 1193 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  270  267 |  57  56 |  3.8  4.0 | 1247  +4 1251 |
| NSW Colleen Walker       |  300  293 |  66  65 |  3.5  4.0 | 1207  +9 1216 |
| NSW Natalie Tadday       |  283  295 |  61  66 |  3.9  3.0 | 1233 -18 1215 |
| NSW George Khamis        |  359  358 |  86  85 |  2.9  3.0 | 1133  +1 1134 |
| NSW Donna MacDonald      |  260  277 |  55  59 |  4.1  3.0 | 1260 -21 1239 |
| NSW Jan Tomlin           |  349  347 |  84  83 |  2.8  3.0 | 1138  +4 1142 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  296  323 |  65  74 |  3.6  2.0 | 1209 -32 1177 |
| NSW Bev Purkis           |  332  349 |  77  84 |  3.1  2.0 | 1163 -23 1140 |
| NSW Linda Dimond         |  368  377 |  89  92 |  2.8  2.0 | 1123 -15 1108 |
| NSW Ian Close            |  231  283 |  50  61 |  4.5  1.0 | 1301 -69 1232 |
| NSW Frank Tao            |  347  375 |  83  91 |  2.7  1.0 | 1145 -34 1111 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *INTERMEDIATE                +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  406  374 |  98  90 |  4.3  6.0 | 1077 +34 1111 |
| NSW Don Hadley           |  419  404 | 100  97 |  4.0  5.0 | 1061 +21 1082 |
| NSW Shelley Cartwright   |  450  421 | 110 101 |  3.4  5.0 | 1022 +34 1056 |
| NSW Betty Hardy          |  577  494 | 142 122 |  2.2  5.0 |  913 +71  984 |
| NSW Denise Smith         |  422  402 | 102  96 |  3.7  5.0 | 1056 +28 1084 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  453  444 | 111 108 |  3.2  4.0 | 1018 +16 1034 |
| NSW Janine Whittaker     |  439  438 | 106 105 |  4.0  4.0 | 1041  +1 1042 |
| NSW Krystyna Batten      |  428  429 | 104 103 |  4.1  4.0 | 1050  -1 1049 |
| NSW Teresa Traynor       |  562  543 | 138 129 |  2.8  4.0 |  925 +24  949 |
| NSW Sunny Wright         |  389  399 |  95  95 |  4.4  4.0 | 1092  -7 1085 |
| NSW Veena Mohe           |  488  474 | 122 119 |  3.4  4.0 |  989 +12 1001 |
| NSW Jyoti Chandna        |  424  445 | 103 109 |  3.9  3.0 | 1053 -19 1034 |
| NSW Frank Hunt           |  543  528 | 128 125 |  2.5  3.0 |  948  +9  957 |
| NSW Rocky Sharma         |  376  405 |  92  98 |  4.6  3.0 | 1112 -32 1080 |
| NSW Claire Dove          |  635  618 | 152 151 |  2.3  3.0 |  864 +13  877 |
| NSW David Parkes         |  594  591 | 145 145 |  2.7  3.0 |  897  +5  902 |
| NSW Ann Fiddler          |  386  423 |  94 102 |  4.4  2.0 | 1100 -49 1051 |
| NSW Sandra Elliott       |  404  441 |  97 106 |  4.3  2.0 | 1082 -47 1035 |
| NSW Esther Rolfe         |  485  548 | 120 131 |  3.4  1.0 |  991 -48  943 |
| NSW Maree Heynen         |  636  686 | 153 167 |  2.2  0.0 |  863 -44  819 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+
+Section: *RECREATION                  +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Michael Rutkowski    |  657  587 | 161 144 |  4.4  7.0 |  841 +63  904 |
| NSW Margaret Clifford    |  645  636 | 155 154 |  4.6  5.0 |  856  +9  865 |
| NSW Hazel Knudsen        | 1113  970 | 297 245 |  2.5  5.0 |  528 +100  628 |
| NSW Karmel Patterson     |  800  780 | 196 192 |  3.6  4.0 |  744 +10  754 |
| NSW Anne Mortel          |  812  803 | 200 196 |  3.5  4.0 |  733  +9  742 |
| NSW Laura Morgan         |  810  812 | 199 199 |  4.2  4.0 |  738  -5  733 |
| NSW Renate Wood          |  962  926 | 242 231 |  2.9  4.0 |  633 +23  656 |
| NSW La'reine Lang        |  732  747 | 182 182 |  4.2  4.0 |  785  -7  778 |
| NSW Shirley Crocker      |  875  881 | 221 221 |  3.8  3.5 |  690  -4  686 |
| NSW Diana Hilly          |  826  831 | 205 206 |  3.7  3.5 |  724  -5  719 |
| NSW Arie Holla           |  774  802 | 191 195 |  4.4  3.5 |  759 -17  742 |
| NSW Joy Morris           |  949  933 | 238 234 |  3.0  3.5 |  642 +10  652 |
| NSW Mary-Michal Oxby     |  702  749 | 172 183 |  4.7  3.0 |  808 -31  777 |
| NSW Frances De Lange     |  956  977 | 241 249 |  2.9  2.5 |  635 -11  624 |
| NSW Glenys North         |  752  837 | 184 208 |  4.5  2.5 |  776 -59  717 |
| NSW Marlaine Chamlian    | 1135 1133 | 303 303 |  2.4  2.5 |  507  +2  509 |
| NSW Pam Tuckwell         | 1130 1114 | 302 297 |  2.1  2.5 |  513 +12  525 |
| NSW Bev Pye              | 1077 1092 | 286 290 |  2.7  2.0 |  560 -11  549 |
| NSW Diana Field          | 1089 1130 | 289 302 |  2.4  0.5 |  551 -38  513 |
+-------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------------+