Result of the Veterans Tournament - 2015/16

The tournament consisted a single group playing two games to 21 points with no setting. The pair who won most games won the tournament.

At the start of the tournament, players were offered 2 alternatives regarding handicapping. Option one was to award 1 point for every 2 years by which their combined age exceeded 80. Option two awarded 1 point for every 3 years. It was generally felt that the second option presented a fairer range of handicaps across the pairs and this was the option chosen for the evening. With quite a number of games very close this perhaps proved a good decision.

Unfortunately Dave Osborne injured himself during the course of the evening and he and Liz were forced to withdraw from what looked a promising position having won all but one of there games at that point. The games that they had played were discounted from the results.
In the end the tournament was won by Robin & Wendy who lost only 2 games through the evening, with Stephen & Janet just behind in 2nd place. Two pairs finished with 8 wins apiece and were separated only by the points that they'd scored, with Duncan & Jacqui coming 3rd ahead of Ken & Vicki. Thanks to all who turned out and made it a thoroughly good evening (Dave's injury aside).


The results of the games were as follows:

  Chris & Gill Duncan & Jacqui Ken & Vicki Dave & Liz Ron & Brenda Robin & Wendy Stephen & Janet Cliff & Angela   Games Won Points Won   Rank
Chris Baker
Gill Collier
  16
11
13
15
retired 16
20
6
12
5
15
21
21
  2   6th
Duncan Taylor
Jacqui Thomas
21
21
  21
16
13
13
21
21
14
16
20
21
21
21
  8 66   3rd
Ken Thomson
Vicki Edwards
21
21
18
21
  14
5
21
21
9
21
20
16
21
21
  8 63   4th
Dave Osborne
Liz Osborne
retired 21
21
21
21
  retired retired 17
21
21
21
    retired
Ron Fawcett
Brenda Jones
18
13
21
21
16
20
retired   19
13
20
21
21
21
  5   5th
Robin Bugden
Wendy Field
21
21
21
21
21
16
retired 21
21
  21
20
21
21
  10   1st
Stephen Rowell
Janet Martin
21
21
21
13
21
21
21
11
21
17
20
21
  21
21
  9   2nd
Cliff Aston
Angela Head
19
17
9
8
13
11
9
11
16
12
12
11
15
13
    0   7th

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