Gosford 1985 February Swiss

Report quoted from The Central Coast Newsletter of that year

Eddie Mari missed the first two rounds and very nearly lost in his firstround (and was lucky in getting a stalemate in the middle [!!] of the board - rather he was stalemated) against Thelma Clarke - proving that Thelma, despite her lowish rating, can be a dangerous opponent.

So it was of great interest who would rise to the occasion and after a round three victory over Laurie Wallington and round four win against Duncan Bassett it seemed as if Mal Murrell was assured of scoring a clear win - but in the sixth round Eddie put a stop to that. In the final round Laurie (who hadn't faced Eddie through the vagaries of Swiss) still had a tough competitor in Kevin Jones, after a strong game Laurie emerged victorious to share 1st place with Mal.

Standings


 1-2  Murrell, Malcolm               6     equal 1st
      Wallington, L                  6     equal 1st
  3   Bassett, Duncan                5     2nd
  4   Mari, Eddie                    4.5   3rd
 5-7  Lennard, Leo                   4
      Holtman, Hank                  4
      Jones, Dawn                    4     3rd ladder
  8   Clarke, Thelma                 3.5   2nd ladder
9-10  Brady, Jim                     3
      Jones, Kevin                   3
11-12 Booth, Brian                   2     1st ladder
      Pender,                        2
13-14 Marshall, Noel                 0
      Girgis, Eddie                  0

Cross Table

No Name Total #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14
1. Murrell, Malcolm 6 * 1 1 0 1   1   1 1        
2. Wallington, L 6 0 * 1       1   1 1 1   1  
3. Bassett, Duncan 5 0 0 *     1     1 1   1    
4. Mari, Eddie 4.5 1     * 1   1 =       1    
5. Holtman, Hank 4 0     0 *   1     1 1 0   1
6. Jones, Dawn 4     0     * 0 0     1 1 1 1
7. Lennard, Leo 4 0 0   0 0 1 *           1  
8. Clarke, Thelma 3.5       =   1   * 0   0 0 1  
9. Brady, Jim 3 0 0 0         1 *   0 1   1
10. Jones, Kevin 3 0 0 0   0         * 1 1 1  
11. Pender, 2   0     0 0   1 1 0 *      
12. Booth, Brian 2     0 0 1 0   1 0 0   *    
13. Marshall, Noel 0   0       0 0 0   0     *  
14. Girgis, Eddie 0         0 0     0         *