2006 Club Teams Lightning
The 2006 Teams Lightning event was held at the Legacy Centre on Sunday 10th December. A total of twelve teams competed in three divisions for prizes of engraved electronic clocks and other individual prizes. This was the largest number of teams that have entered in this tournament and was enjoyed by all participants. It was followed by presentations for Junior and Senior Grand Prix awards, Team events and some individual awards.
The tournament was run as a Round Robin of all twelve teams followed by finals between the top two teams in each division. In the finals, teams could choose to have the White pieces on boards 1 and 3 needing two points to win the match, or take the Black pieces on those boards needing only 1.5 points to win the match.
The finals results were:
President's Patzers defeated Barber's Barbarians BA (2.0-1.0).
The President's Patzers chose to take the White pieces on Boards 1 & 3 needing two points to win the match and achieved the required two points. In the open division all 3 teams ended up on a score of 10 match wins out of 11 rounds. Full credit to the much lower rated Fremantle team for their performance. They only narrowly missed out on the finals on a count back of game scores.
Yangebup Club defeated Hale BA (3.0-0.0).
The score for this match was a surprise result ,as in the preliminary rounds the result was 3-0 the other way. The previous match was played with the reverse colours. Hale BA lead at the end of the preliminary rounds and chose to play two black boards.
The Williams Family defeated Rusty Peanuts (3.0-0.0).
The Williams Family team achieved an excellent result for the day and would have been eligible to play in the Reserves final based on match points. They chose to play two black boards.
There were some novelty prizes worth noting.
1. First win of the tournament went to Veronica Williams.
2. Biggest upset prizes went to Ryan Sam for defeating Ray Johnstone for a rating difference of 558 and to Chris Boni for defeating John Fedec for a rating difference of 557.
3. DOP's prize went to Rudy Williams for participating in the tournament with his family, although without great success, against very competitive teams.
2006 Lightning Teams