Spring Marathon - 23rd October 1999


Report from John Holgate - Tournament Organiser

Here is a delayed telecast of events at the Spring Marathon on October 23 at Revesby Workers Club. Due to the WSC I have had my typing finger on hold.

We had 56 entrants this year (up on 36 on 1998). I think the switch to Saturday and the move from Campbelltown suited people better.

A couple of initial hiccups - the Blue Mountains contingent were held up by a bad accident and our printer spluttered and stopped before we could print out the draw for round 1. We thought the problem was a terminal one till George Khamis applied his expertise and found a small paper jam.

Paul Cleary got off to his usual good start and lead the field into lunch. I had close losses to Zuzu (alias Susan Macgillivray) and Trish Windhurst. Bob Jackman got 'out of jail' against Richard Farrington who (with I-S on his rack) pluralised XU and lost.

A mid-afternoon highlight was Cheryl Michler's 1000th game for which she received a rousing cheer.

I had some interesting tussles with Wilma Joan and Paul in the evening session and managed to redeem my ratings nosedive. The game against Paul contained a flurry of eights (FAINTISH, INTERLAP) but I managed to win when Paul was caught with a Q.

But the Marathon was another scalp for Cleary who won by a clear game and +1237 margin.

Victor Tang won the ratings prize for a phenomenal +273 gain. Jean McGiffen won the high game prize for her 555 and Esther Perrins claimed the high word award for 149.

Lee McGiffen did his usual sterling job as DOP assisted by Micahel H and his friend Alex. The sight of them sneaking a game between rounds was encouraging. We might see them rattling tiles in tournaments before too long.

We finished around 10. p.m. exhausted and delerious but with just enough strength to join the obligatory stampede to check out the newly posted ratings list!

Results after game 12
SPRING MARATHON 

Rank Player            Wins  Mar
--------------------------------
  1 Paul Cleary         10  1237
  2 John Holgate         9   878
  3 Joan Rosenthal       9   482
  4 Peter Shaw           9   399
  5 Esther Perrins       8   574
  6 Bob Jackman          8   401
  7 Jean McGiffen        8   394
  8 Rod Talbot           8   334
  9 Ivor Zetler          8   201
 10 Joanne Craig         8    53
 11 Betty Foreman        7   463
 12 Ruby Kotwall         7   420
 13 Graeme Lock Lee      7   303
 14 Wilma Vialle         7   289
 15 Siva Sivapalasundram 7   167
 16 Norma Tracey         7   118
 17 John Barker          7    87
 18 Elizabeth Ho         7    61
 19 Angie Farrington     7    18
 20 Val Ryan             7   -42
 21 Victor Tung          7  -159
 22 Rene Chelton         6   338
 23 Audrey Newman        6   251
 24 Merle Young          6   125
 25 Jean Balmer          6   115
 26 Cheryl Michler       6    31
 27 Keith Bioletti       6     4
 28 Ros Gibbons          6    -5
 29 Liz Jackman          6   -27
 30 June Stephenson      6  -103
 31 Hanne Marks          6  -107
 32 Pat Schuberg         6  -154
 33 Susan Macgillivray   6  -157
 34 Trish Windhurst      6  -383
 35 Ann Fiddler          6  -447
 36 Robert Tomkins       5    31
 37 Fay Van Oyen         5    23
 38 Nonie English        5     0
 39 Richard Farrington   5   -60
 40 Judy Hay             5   -87
 41 Jenny Templeton      5  -106
 42 Edith Lowbeer        5  -220
 43 Penny Wells          5  -224
 44 Alan Gauci           5  -238
 45 Sue Tuckett          5  -411
 46 Betty Coleman        4    24
 47 Margaret Andrews     4    10
 48 Sunny Wright         4  -129
 49 Daphne Bezuidenhout  4  -242
 50 Natalie Tadday       4  -253
 51 Sam Greenberg        4  -464
 52 George Khamis        4  -483
 53 Rudi Puntschuh       4  -527
 54 Krystyna Batten      3-1048
 55 Tony Hunt            3  -428
 56 Diana Field          1-1327
HIGH GAME: Jean McGiffen   555
HIGH WORD: Esther Perrins  149  

Stats for Tournament : MARATHON

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| state     Name           | National  | State   |   Wins    | Rating Points |
|                          | Old  New  | Old New | Exp  Act  | Old Change New|
+--------------------------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------------+
+Section: *MARATHON                    +         +           +               +
+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------------+
| NSW Paul Cleary          |    1    1 |   1   1 |  9.9 10.0 | 1954  +3 1957 |
| NSW John Holgate         |   11   12 |   4   5 |  9.6  9.0 | 1800  -8 1792 |
| NSW Joan Rosenthal       |   16   10 |   6   3 |  7.6  9.0 | 1764 +29 1793 |
| NSW Peter Shaw           |   26   18 |   9   8 |  7.4  9.0 | 1730 +32 1762 |
| NSW Esther Perrins       |    6    8 |   2   2 |  9.8  8.0 | 1843 -26 1817 |
| NSW Jean McGiffen        |   19   16 |   8   6 |  6.7  8.0 | 1752 +26 1778 |
| NSW Rod Talbot           |   17   19 |   7   9 |  8.3  8.0 | 1764  -5 1759 |
| NSW Bob Jackman          |    8   11 |   3   4 | 10.0  8.0 | 1823 -31 1792 |
| NSW Joanne Craig         |   35   28 |  11  10 |  6.1  8.0 | 1686 +38 1724 |
| NSW Ivor Zetler          |   27   29 |  10  11 |  8.6  8.0 | 1730 -13 1717 |
| NSW Betty Foreman        |   92   98 |  24  25 |  7.5  7.0 | 1529 -10 1519 |
| NSW Ruby Kotwall         |   79   66 |  23  17 |  5.5  7.0 | 1555 +29 1584 |
| NSW Graeme Lock Lee      |  144  118 |  37  30 |  4.7  7.0 | 1442 +47 1489 |
| NSW Wilma Vialle         |  222  163 |  54  42 |  2.7  7.0 | 1313 +103
1416 |
| NSW Siva Sivapalasundram |  152  157 |  39  40 |  7.5  7.0 | 1434  -9 1425 |
| NSW Angie Farrington     |  293  262 |  76  68 |  4.5  7.0 | 1187 +52 1239 |
| NSW Norma Tracey         |   69   69 |  18  18 |  6.9  7.0 | 1572  +3 1575 |
| NSW John Barker          |   38   50 |  12  13 |  9.3  7.0 | 1677 -46 1631 |
| NSW Elizabeth Ho         |  264  239 |  68  58 |  5.1  7.0 | 1230 +43 1273 |
| NSW Val Ryan             |  196  192 |  47  47 |  6.8  7.0 | 1364 +11 1375 |
| NSW Victor Tung          |  763  495 | 181 119 |  0.7  7.0 |  648 +273
921 |
| NSW Rene Chelton         |   93  112 |  25  29 |  7.2  6.0 | 1526 -24 1502 |
| NSW Audrey Newman        |   63   83 |  16  23 |  8.4  6.0 | 1592 -43 1549 |
| NSW Keith Bioletti       |  123  152 |  32  38 |  8.2  6.0 | 1474 -43 1431 |
| NSW Cheryl Michler       |  154  156 |  40  39 |  6.5  6.0 | 1433  -8 1425 |
| NSW Susan MacGillivr:act |  232  233 |  57  55 |  6.6  6.0 | 1297 -10 1287 |
| NSW Liz Jackman          |  255  251 |  64  62 |  5.7  6.0 | 1251  +6 1257 |
| NSW Ros Gibbons          |  125  151 |  33  37 |  8.3  6.0 | 1472 -39 1433 |
| NSW Jean Balmer          |  270  264 |  70  70 |  4.8  6.0 | 1214 +23 1237 |
| NSW Hanne Marks          |  160  198 |  43  48 |  9.7  6.0 | 1423 -66 1357 |
| NSW Pat Schuberg         |  409  381 | 100  94 |  4.2  6.0 | 1003 +41 1044 |
| NSW June Stephenson      |  277  263 |  72  69 |  4.6  6.0 | 1205 +33 1238 |
| NSW Merle Young          |  559  518 | 133 128 |  3.4  6.0 |  849 +52  901 |
| NSW Trish Windhurst      |  236  206 |  58  50 |  3.6  6.0 | 1290 +48 1338 |
| NSW Ann Fiddler          |  596  510 | 143 124 |  2.1  6.0 |  809 +96  905 |
| NSW Robert Tomkins       |  105  120 |  28  31 |  6.5  5.0 | 1510 -30 1480 |
| NSW Jenny Templeton      |  247  266 |  61  71 |  6.6  5.0 | 1267 -32 1235 |
| NSW Richard Farrington   |  158  169 |  41  43 |  5.9  5.0 | 1426 -18 1408 |
| NSW Fay Van Oyen         |  392  393 |  96  97 |  5.3  5.0 | 1030  +1 1031 |
| NSW Judy Hay             |  207  232 |  51  54 |  7.4  5.0 | 1339 -48 1291 |
| NSW Nonie English        |  370  364 |  89  88 |  4.6  5.0 | 1055 +12 1067 |
| NSW Alan Gauci           |  542  500 | 130 122 |  2.6  5.0 |  866 +48  914 |
| NSW Edith Lowbeer        |  375  384 |  93  95 |  5.7  5.0 | 1053 -12 1041 |
| NSW Penny Wells          |  204  249 |  49  61 |  9.6  5.0 | 1347 -85 1262 |
| NSW Sue Tuckett          |  636  597 | 152 144 |  2.6  5.0 |  759 +48  807 |
| NSW Betty Coleman        |  211  255 |  52  64 |  8.1  4.0 | 1327 -76 1251 |
| NSW Margaret Andrews     |  328  378 |  83  92 |  7.8  4.0 | 1120 -75 1045 |
| NSW Natalie Tadday       |  527  517 | 127 127 |  3.1  4.0 |  884 +18  902 |
| NSW Daphne Bezuidenhout  |  416  419 | 102 102 |  4.5  4.0 |  994 -10  984 |
| NSW Sam Greenberg        |  205  245 |  50  59 |  7.9  4.0 | 1343 -76 1267 |
| NSW Sunny Wright         |  435  437 | 106 107 |  4.1  4.0 |  968  -1  967 |
| NSW George Khamis        |  829  765 | 199 183 |  0.8  4.0 |  583 +65  648 |
| NSW Rudolf Puntschuh     |  594  622 | 142 151 |  5.4  4.0 |  810 -27  783 |
| NSW Krystyna Batten      |  765  754 | 182 180 |  3.0  3.5 |  646 +14  660 |
| NSW Tony Hunt            |  446  499 | 109 121 |  5.2  3.0 |  959 -44  915 |
| NSW Diana Field          |  970  965 | 238 238 |  0.9  1.5 |  442 +12  454 |
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