The 2015 Harris Edwardes competition received a total of nine team entries and was held at the North Woodvale Primary School on the first two Sundays in July. Three teams entered for the Open, two teams for the B division and four teams in the C division. The format again changed from previous years so that all players played exactly four games over the two weekends. A different type of tournament was held in each division. The game results are included in tables at the end of the report. These tables show all the participants in each team.
In the Open division teams participated from Metro, Perth and Southern Suburbs. In order to avoid a bye it was not possible to have one team play another. Over the four rounds the first two players played against the top two players from each of the other two teams and the next two players played the lower two players from each of the other two teams. The competition was decided on total game score and Southern Suburbs won the event with 11.5 from 16.
In the B Division teams participated from Perth and Southern Suburbs. The format for this competition consisted of 4 matches with players having a game against each player in the opposing team. The competition was decided on match points (a point for winning the most games against the other team) and in the event of a tie would have been decided on game points. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs for their narrow win over Perth.
In the C Division teams participated from Perth (two teams), Southern Suburbs and Woodvale Juniors. With four teams it was possible to play the event in the traditional format with a round robin preliminary matches then a final round to determine final placings. Congratulations to the Perth C1 team for winning both the preliminary rounds and the final match.
Open Southern Suburbs A 11.5/16 Metro 8.0/16 Perth A 4.5/16 Under 1850 Southern Suburbs B 2.5 Match points 9.0/16 Perth B 1.5 Match points 7.0/8 Under 1500 Preliminary rounds Perth C1 3.0 Match points 10.0/12 Southern Suburbs C 2.0 Match points 7.5/12 Perth C2 1.0 Match points 4.0/12 Kingsley Juniors 0.0 Match points 2.5/12 Under 1500 Finals Perth C1 defeated Southern Suburbs C 3.5-0.5 for 1st and 2nd place Perth C2 defeated Kingsley Juniors 2.0-2.0 for 3rd and 4th place
Congratulations to the winning teams and to Southern Suburbs for winning two divisions during their inaugural participation in the competition. Thank you to all those players that organised teams and participated. Trophies will be awarded after the Teams Lightning event on December 13th.
Report provided by organiser Gordon Dunlop.