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Tony Dowden
05-10-2010, 06:41 PM
For details on this popular annual event on the Tasmanian chess calendar see http://www.chesstasmania.org.au/events/burnie_weekender_2010.html

Tony Dowden
05-10-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm playing :cool:

Garvinator
05-10-2010, 06:58 PM
Had a look through public transport websites but could not find it. Are there bus options for travelling between Launceston (or Hobart) to Burnie? Where should I look?

ER
05-10-2010, 07:10 PM
You can actually ... walk from Devonport to Burnie...:lol: Don't try to do that from Hobart though! :P
Here you are!
http://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=308&Itemid=1

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2010, 07:11 PM
Had a look through public transport websites but could not find it. Are there bus options for travelling between Launceston (or Hobart) to Burnie? Where should I look?

For Launceston to Burnie, Redline (http://www.tasredline.com/) have a monopoly. As their website is among the very worst in the known universe I'll save you some trouble. On Fri 22nd Oct there is a bus from Launceston to Burnie leaving 1:30 pm arriving 4:00 pm, another leaving 4:30 pm arriving 6:40, and another leaving 6:45 pm arriving 9:10.

On Sun 24th Oct there is a bus from Burnie to Launceston leaving 4:30 pm arriving 6:50 pm.

On Mon 25th Oct there is a bus from Burnie to Launceston leaving 10:00 am arriving 12:25.

Garvinator
05-10-2010, 07:12 PM
You can actually ... walk from Devonport to Burnie...:lol: Don't try to do that from Hobart though! :PNext you will suggest that I could swim from Melbourne to Burnie too :P

Garvinator
05-10-2010, 07:12 PM
For Launceston to Burnie, Redline (http://www.tasredline.com/) have a monopoly. As their website is among the very worst in the known universe I'll save you some trouble. On Fri 22nd Oct there is a bus from Launceston to Burnie leaving 1:30 pm arriving 4:00 pm, another leaving 4:30 pm arriving 6:40, and another leaving 6:45 pm arriving 9:10.

On Sun 24th Oct there is a bus from Burnie to Launceston leaving 4:30 pm arriving 6:50 pm.

On Mon 25th Oct there is a bus from Burnie to Launceston leaving 10:00 am arriving 12:25.And from Hobart :)

Tony Dowden
05-10-2010, 08:35 PM
You can also swim from Lonnie to Burnie. My wife and I saw a seal doing the last leg up the Tamar estuary of the reverse trip last week. (At least I think he was a Burnie seal ;) ).

Tony Dowden
05-10-2010, 08:39 PM
Had a look through public transport websites but could not find it. Are there bus options for travelling between Launceston (or Hobart) to Burnie? Where should I look?
If you are actually planning to come down to Tassie - as opposed to hypothetically checking out the public and self-propelled transport options - you could always ask a likely Lonnie player (like me :D) to pick you up from the local airport on the way through to Burnie.

Garvinator
05-10-2010, 08:58 PM
If you are actually planning to come down to Tassie - as opposed to hypothetically checking out the public and self-propelled transport options - you could always ask a likely Lonnie player (like me :D) to pick you up from the local airport on the way through to Burnie.
I am certainly interested in coming down to one of the tournaments, but am not a fan of 6 round 60 + 10 tournaments.

I would be more interested in the 7 round 90 + 10, but it is held on the same weekend as Ballarat, and for 2011, I am planning on going to Ballarat.

Also, can not make it for QBW as I will be at Qld Championship finals.

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2010, 09:39 PM
And from Hobart :)

Finding buses from Hobart to Burnie using the Redline website with complete reliability requires a PhD in astrophysics and 15 years experience in the military psychiatry of Centrelink form design.

Rather than attempt this daunting task I will offer a few hints: firstly the link "Main Road" under Timetables lists most Hobart to Burnie services. Secondly if you want to look for more, and enter the logical "Hobart" and "Burnie", that will not actually work!

The reason for this is that the Redline website works in sectors, and you need to know that Hobart to Launceston and Launceston to Burnie are different sectors.

A further complication is that in some cases you can only go from Hobart to Burnie (or vice versa) without going into Launceston. The trick to find these is to enter the sectors as Hobart to Perth and Perth to Burnie (or going the other way, Burnie to Perth and Perth to Hobart).

Of course on a good day you'll get the even more helpful message "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

Good luck. :lol:

(Or you could try ringing them up!)

Garvinator
05-10-2010, 09:54 PM
Good luck. :lol:
Ok first attempt. I put in Hobart and Burnie and it gave me a couple of options. I thought I struck pay dirt and could give you some crap in return for finding it an easy website ;)

Unfortunately as I then clicked on continue, it only gave me options for Hobart to Burnie via Launceston.

But after quite a bit more searching, it does not seem possible to go direct from Hobart to Burnie.

I have sent redline an email, will see if they get back to me.

And btw, I thought you were really showing how screwed up the website is when you said via Perth, but then I remembered there is a Perth in Tassie :lol:

Tony Dowden
05-10-2010, 10:02 PM
I am certainly interested in coming down to one of the tournaments, but am not a fan of 6 round 60 + 10 tournaments.

I would be more interested in the 7 round 90 + 10, but it is held on the same weekend as Ballarat, and for 2011, I am planning on going to Ballarat.

Also, can not make it for QBW as I will be at Qld Championship finals.

Thanks Garvinator. I can (kinda) cope with 60 + 10 but if they keep having four rounds in a day I think I'll exercise the perogative of advancing age and start taking half point byes!

The Perth is in Tassie ;)

Kevin Bonham
05-10-2010, 10:06 PM
But after quite a bit more searching, it does not seem possible to go direct from Hobart to Burnie.

Yes it is. One that goes direct from Hobart to Burnie leaves on Fridays at 5 pm. The Main Road timetable gives the following options:

Depart Hobart 5:00
Arrive Launceston 7:40
Depart Launceston 6:45
Arrive Burnie 9:10

What actually happens here is not time travel, but that one coach goes from Hobart direct to Burnie. However, at about 7:10 it arrives in Perth, at which point a bus from Launceston meets it, hands over passengers for Burnie from Launceston, and takes passengers from Hobart to Launceston into the latter. I've been on direct Hobart-Burnie services many times, but nearly always in the opposite direction.


Ok first attempt. I put in Hobart and Burnie and it gave me a couple of options.

It's possible the glitch of having to enter in sectors individually has been fixed since I last used it and my gripe about that is out of date. I am unable to test this because I now can't get that part of the site to work at all!

Desmond
06-10-2010, 08:55 AM
Yes it is. One that goes direct from Hobart to Burnie leaves on Fridays at 5 pm. The Main Road timetable gives the following options:

Depart Hobart 5:00
Arrive Launceston 7:40
Depart Launceston 6:45
Arrive Burnie 9:10

What actually happens here is not time travel, but that one coach goes from Hobart direct to Burnie. However, at about 7:10 it arrives in Perth, at which point a bus from Launceston meets it, hands over passengers for Burnie from Launceston, and takes passengers from Hobart to Launceston into the latter. I've been on direct Hobart-Burnie services many times, but nearly always in the opposite direction.Sounds like the site is very useful for people who already know exactly what the buses do.

Garvinator
06-10-2010, 09:34 AM
Redline have replied saying that all services go via Launceston.

Kevin Bonham
06-10-2010, 11:53 AM
Redline have replied saying that all services go via Launceston.

:rolleyes:

Sounds like the person answering emails doesn't even understand their own system. I just entered this for 22 Oct:

Hobart to Perth

HOB 1700 PER 1859 $35.40

Perth to Burnie

PER 1901 BUR 2110 $36.40

Clearly this provides a way to get from Hobart to Burnie without going via Launceston! (and I think it is just the one bus)

However if you enter Hobart to Burnie on the same day you get

HOB 1500 BUR 2110 $75.20

(They've fixed the sector issue since I last used the site a few months ago, but are still failing to include all services.)

Garvinator
07-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Further information. The avoid Launceston option only exists on Fridays.

Amir K.
07-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Further information. The avoid Launceston option only exists on Fridays.

Hi Garvin,
Are you planning to move to Tasmania:hmm: ?

Tony Dowden
09-10-2010, 01:51 PM
Waiting on more info from Burnie but let's get the ball rolling :cool:

Entries:
Tony Dowden 1990

Kevin Bonham
09-10-2010, 02:10 PM
and me, though I haven't actually entered as such yet. Might post my entry today.

Tony Dowden
12-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Entries to date (TAS unless indicated):
Tony Dowden 1990
Kevin Bonham 1825
Nigel Frame 1708
Alex Malejewicz (VIC) 1437
Michael Schmidt 1398
Mason Carter 1325
Adam Carter 1299
Tony Sturges 1128

Kevin Bonham
12-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Alex Macejewicz (VIC) 1437

Correct spelling of surname is Malejewicz.


Michael Schmidt unr

Rated on master list at 1398.

Tony Dowden
12-10-2010, 08:18 PM
Correct spelling of surname is Malejewicz.


Rated on master list at 1398.

Thanks for the corrections Kevin :)

AlastairD
12-10-2010, 08:33 PM
i havent officially entered yet, but im planning to play.

Alastair Dyer

Tony Dowden
13-10-2010, 07:36 PM
i havent officially entered yet, but im planning to play.

Alastair Dyer
OK, you're in our (unofficial) list then Alastair :)

Tony Dowden
13-10-2010, 07:37 PM
Entries to date (TAS unless indicated):
Tony Dowden 1990
Alastair Dyer 1964
Kevin Bonham 1825
Nigel Frame 1708
Alex Malejewicz (VIC) 1437
Michael Schmidt 1398
Mason Carter 1325
Adam Carter 1299
Tony Sturges 1128

Garvinator
13-10-2010, 07:47 PM
OK, you're in our (unofficial) list then Alastair :)
Is that like an unofficial waiting list to get on to the waiting list? ;)

Tony Dowden
15-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Is that like an unofficial waiting list to get on to the waiting list? ;)

Um, no. Just that in the past I've been taken to task for posting similar information but failing to make it clear that I was not representing the 'official' view of the Burnie Chess Club. And while a helpful BCC member has confirmed all but two of the names on my list, it has to be regraded as the next best thing to an official list.

Postscript: Make that three names - I've so busy I'm not too sure if I can make it myself now :(

Kevin Bonham
17-10-2010, 10:53 PM
Just that in the past I've been taken to task for posting similar information but failing to make it clear that I was not representing the 'official' view of the Burnie Chess Club.

Which is amusing in itself since it would certainly not have been the official view of the Burnie Chess Club that the lone castigator should thus castigate you. :lol:

I believe Dylan Kuzmic is playing.

Tony Dowden
18-10-2010, 09:24 PM
Which is amusing in itself since it would certainly not have been the official view of the Burnie Chess Club that the lone castigator should thus castigate you.
Actually my understanding is that it was the position of the BCC rather than being due to the action of a lone ranger. Last time I was politely told that regrettably the BCC committee (or maybe the tournament sub-committee consisting of BCC committee members?) had declined to give me permission.

Actually I shouldn't have said 'taken to task' in my earlier post (because I can't properly recall the details now) but I do remember being left with the feeling that my innocent action of simply wishing to post names to promote the Burnie Shines event was regarded with distrust and suspicion. I do remember that the BCC wanted to reserve the right of posting names as their 'official' duty which seemed a bit pedantic but arguably within their rights. However, to my disappointment, no BCC official then went ahead and posted the relevant information here on ChessChat.

I thought I'd try again this year as to date nobody else had posted initial info about the event. This year things are decidedly better. I am pleased to say I have been kindly supplied with one list of names (from an official, so presumably an action sanctioned by the BCC). I'm also hoping to receive some further up-dates.

Tony Dowden
20-10-2010, 08:07 PM
Entries to date (TAS unless indicated):

Alastair Dyer 1964
Kevin Bonham 1825
Nigel Frame 1708
Alex Malejewicz (VIC) 1437
Dylan Kuzmic 1418
Michael Schmidt 1398
Mason Carter 1325
Adam Carter 1299
Tony Sturges 1128

Up-date: Dowden withdrawn

Kindly confirmed as correct at 8.00am this morning by a BCC official.

Tony Dowden
21-10-2010, 12:49 PM
Apparently the entries have approximately doubled but I haven't been given any names.

I guess some of the usual suspects are Russell Horton, Vincent Horton, Andrew Fife and maybe Dallas Fry. Not sure if the Bretag boys are clear of exams yet though.

Saragossa
22-10-2010, 08:51 PM
Nope, the Bretag boys are still very much locked in study. Lawrence's poor performance in his English Studies folio means he has to get all A's in his exam's. Which, according to my previous results, is possible but it will need loads of work.

Tony Dowden
22-10-2010, 09:04 PM
Nope, the Bretag boys are still very much locked in study. Lawrence's poor performance in his English Studies folio means he has to get all A's in his exam's. Which, according to my previous results, is possible but it will need loads of work.

Best of luck then Lawrence and Saragossa!

Kevin Bonham
23-10-2010, 11:20 AM
Well Burnie is certainly shining today - very sunny. Small field for this one.


1. Dyer, Alastair TAS 1964
2. Bonham, Kevin TAS 1825
3. Frame, Nigel TAS 1708
4. Donnelly, Philip W TAS 1657
5. Fifield, Andrew TAS 1523
6. Horton, Russell TAS 1436
7. Hughes, David TAS 1401
8. Schmidt, Michael TAS 1398
9. Lewis, Nigel TAS 1346
10. Kuzmic, Carey TAS 1330
11. Carter, Mason TAS 1325
12. Carter, Adam TAS 1299
13. Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1128


No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Alastair Dyer [0] : Michael Schmidt [0]
2 Nigel Lewis [0] 0:1 Kevin Bonham [0]
3 Nigel Frame [0] : Carey Kuzmic [0]
4 Mason Carter [0] : Andrew Fifield [0]
5 Russell Horton [0] : Adam Carter [0]
6 Tony (Thelston) Sturges [0] : David Hughes [0]
7 Philip W Donnelly [0] .5:.5 BYE

My round 1 game finished about half an hour ago and the rest are still presently going.

Because of the very packed schedule in the first few rounds, don't expect regular updates from me but I'll post news when I have spare time to do so.

Kevin Bonham
23-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Boards 1, 5 and 6 have gone with seeding and it looks like 3 and 4 will too.

Tony Dowden
23-10-2010, 01:36 PM
It's interesting to see Phil Donnelly playing in an open event for a change. (Update: I didn't notice at first that he took a bye in Rd 1, so it remains to be seen if he actually plays).

It reminds me of when I first arrived in Tassie when the Bonham-Frame-Donnelly troika dominated.

Kevin Bonham
23-10-2010, 04:53 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4

1 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1964 3 13:W 4:W 3:W 2:
2 Donnelly, Philip W TAS 1657 2.5 0:D 13:W 7:W 1:
3 Frame, Nigel TAS 1708 2 12:W 5:W 1:L 6:
4 Fifield, Andrew TAS 1523 2 8:W 1:L 9:W 5:
5 Hughes, David TAS 1401 2 10:W 3:L 12:W 4:
6 Lewis, Nigel TAS 1346 2 7:L 11:W 10:W 3:
7 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1825 1.5 6:W 9:D 2:L 11:
8 Carter, Mason TAS 1325 1.5 4:L 12:L 13:D 0:W
9 Horton, Russell TAS 1436 1.5 11:W 7:D 4:L 10:
10 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1128 1 5:L 0:W 6:L 9:
11 Carter, Adam TAS 1299 1 9:L 6:L 0:W 7:
12 Kuzmic, Carey TAS 1330 1 3:L 8:W 5:L 13:
13 Schmidt, Michael TAS 1398 .5 1:L 2:L 8:D 12:


No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Philip W Donnelly [2.5] : Alastair Dyer [3]
2 Nigel Frame [2] : Nigel Lewis [2]
3 Andrew Fifield [2] : David Hughes [2]
4 Kevin Bonham [1.5] : Adam Carter [1]
5 Tony (Thelston) Sturges [1] : Russell Horton [1.5]
6 Michael Schmidt [.5] : Carey Kuzmic [1]
7 Mason Carter [.5] 1:0 BYE

Donnelly - Bonham.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Bxf6 A rare move. [5.Nxe4 is the main line] 5...Qxf6 [5...gxf6 is fine] 6.Nxe4 Qf5?! [6...Qg6] 7.Bd3 Qa5+ 8.c3 Nd7 9.Qg4 Nf6 [9...f5 looked too risky but is fine. After 10.Qg5 Qb6! black just picks up the b-pawn for little if any compensation.] 10.Nxf6+ gxf6 11.Qf3 Be7 12.Ne2 Qb6 13.0-0 Bd7 14.c4!? c6 15.c5 Qc7 16.b4 e5? 17.Rfe1! 0-0-0 18.Bf5 Bxf5? 19.Qxf5+ Qd7 20.Ng3! h5 21.Rad1 h4 [21...Qxf5 22.Nxf5 Rhe8 may not be too bad.] 22.dxe5 Qxf5 23.Nxf5 Rhe8 24.Nd6+ Bxd6 25.exd6 Kd7 26.Kf1 Re6 27.Rd4 Rh8 28.Ree4 h3 29.g3 f5 30.Rxe6 Kxe6 31.Rh4 Rg8 32.Ke2 b6 33.Rxh3 bxc5 34.bxc5 Rb8 35.Rh4 Rb2+ 36.Ke3 Rxa2 37.Rd4 Kd7 38.h4 Ra1 39.h5 a5 40.h6 Re1+ 41.Kd2 Re8 42.h7 Rh8 43.Rh4 Ke6 44.Kc3 1-0

Tony Dowden
23-10-2010, 06:42 PM
Nicely played game by Phil. (I guess that resoundingly answers my earlier question regarding whether or not he would actually play!)

By move 15 White had a huge positional advantage and he then pulled in the point very smoothly :clap: :clap:

Kevin will not be happy with how he played the opening :(

Kevin Bonham
24-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1964 5 13.5 21.0 19.0
Donnelly, Philip W TAS 1657 5 13.0 20.5 16.5
3 Frame, Nigel TAS 1708 4 13.0 19.5 14.5
4-6 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1825 3.5 14.5 21.0 13.0
Lewis, Nigel TAS 1346 3.5 11.5 18.0 11.5
Carter, Mason TAS 1325 3.5 9.0 13.5 8.0
7-8 Hughes, David TAS 1401 3 13.5 20.0 13.0
Fifield, Andrew TAS 1523 3 12.0 18.5 12.0
9-10 Schmidt, Michael TAS 1398 2.5 13.0 19.5 7.0
Horton, Russell TAS 1436 2.5 10.5 15.5 9.5
11-13 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1128 2 12.0 17.5 8.0
Kuzmic, Carey TAS 1330 2 11.5 17.0 7.0
Carter, Adam TAS 1299 2 11.0 16.0 5.0


No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Dyer, Alastair TAS 1964 5 9:W 8:W 3:W 2:D 7:W 4:D
2 Donnelly, Philip W TAS 1657 5 0:D 9:W 4:W 1:D 5:W 7:W
3 Frame, Nigel TAS 1708 4 12:W 7:W 1:L 5:D 4:D 8:W
4 Bonham, Kevin TAS 1825 3.5 5:W 10:D 2:L 13:W 3:D 1:D
5 Lewis, Nigel TAS 1346 3.5 4:L 13:W 11:W 3:D 2:L 9:W
6 Carter, Mason TAS 1325 3.5 8:L 12:L 9:D 0:W 10:W 11:W
7 Hughes, David TAS 1401 3 11:W 3:L 12:W 8:W 1:L 2:L
8 Fifield, Andrew TAS 1523 3 6:W 1:L 10:W 7:L 11:W 3:L
9 Schmidt, Michael TAS 1398 2.5 1:L 2:L 6:D 12:W 13:W 5:L
10 Horton, Russell TAS 1436 2.5 13:W 4:D 8:L 11:L 6:L 0:W
11 Sturges, Tony (Thelston) TAS 1128 2 7:L 0:W 5:L 10:W 8:L 6:L
12 Kuzmic, Carey TAS 1330 2 3:L 6:W 7:L 9:L 0:W 13:L
13 Carter, Adam TAS 1299 2 10:L 5:L 0:W 4:L 9:L 12:W


Donnelly's second =1st in a Tasmanian weekender, the first being the 2001 June Weekender at Glenorchy Library.

There was drama in the game Lewis-Donnelly in round 5. Phil appeared to be on track for a win with two bishops against two knights, and also with a dangerous pawn. But mistakes in time trouble allowed Nigel to win a piece and reach an ending of QN3P vs Q4P. With about five minutes + inc for Nigel to 22 seconds + inc for Phil, the clock temporarily blacked out and had to be quickly cajoled into again displaying the times. This disruption might have seemed more harmful to Phil given how precarious his own time and position were but it was Nigel who came undone, dropping his queen by playing a discovered knight check that would have been mate next move had his queen not been en prise when he played it.

antichrist
24-10-2010, 02:44 PM
KB, earlier you stated good bye to 1800 rating????

Tony Dowden
24-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Donnelly's second =1st in a Tasmanian weekender, the first being the 2001 June Weekender at Glenorchy Library.

Well done Alastair and Phil :clap: :clap: :clap:

And thanks for speedily getting the final results posted Kevin :cool:

By my (rough) calculations Phil's post-event rating zips up to the 1705-1710 range, Kevin's drifts down to about 1800-1805 and Alastair's settles slightly to about 1960.

Kevin Bonham
25-10-2010, 09:11 AM
By my (rough) calculations Phil's post-event rating zips up to the 1705-1710 range, Kevin's drifts down to about 1800-1805 and Alastair's settles slightly to about 1960.

I believe all three will have other events to go in in this ratings cycle and that likely all the above will be somewhat lower than this. Phil had about four losses in the Isted, Alastair lost to Kevin Hendrey in the Tas Junior and I had a marginally below-expectation Hobart champs. So as AC notes I probably will be out of the dreaded 1800s - but in the wrong direction!


Kevin will not be happy with how he played the opening

More dissatisfied with mistakes later in the game actually (especially (i) swapping on f5 and missing the strength of Ng3 and (ii) seeing the line 21...Qxg5 that would keep me in the game (though white is better) and then somehow managing to not actually play it. I often struggle with openings - as I wrote somewhere else I divide openings into those I don't know and those I know well and play badly.

My last round game with Alastair was very interesting. Later today I will post it in the QGD Exchange variation thread.

Kevin Bonham
25-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Dyer-Bonham last round draw posted here (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=291815#post291815). I was pleased to hold this game as (i) my opponent was strong and well-motivated whereas I really had nothing to play for except stopping another weekender from being a complete disaster (ii) it's a variation I don't like playing against (iii) I sometimes get hammered in opposite-sides castles positions from failing to play sharply enough (paradigm case TonyD's brilliancy against me in last round of 2009 Tas Champs.)

Tony Dowden
25-10-2010, 09:40 PM
I believe all three will have other events to go in in this ratings cycle and that likely all the above will be somewhat lower than this. Phil had about four losses in the Isted, Alastair lost to Kevin Hendrey in the Tas Junior and I had a marginally below-expectation Hobart champs. So as AC notes I probably will be out of the dreaded 1800s - but in the wrong direction!


A pity all those ratings are slipping :(

Tony Dowden
25-10-2010, 09:43 PM
Dyer-Bonham last round draw posted here (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=291815#post291815). I was pleased to hold this game as (i) my opponent was strong and well-motivated whereas I really had nothing to play for except stopping another weekender from being a complete disaster (ii) it's a variation I don't like playing against (iii) I sometimes get hammered in opposite-sides castles positions from failing to play sharply enough (paradigm case TonyD's brilliancy against me in last round of 2009 Tas Champs.)

Looks like you held comfortably Kevin. I think Alastair was too much into 'hack mode' as I don't see all that much sign of a coherent plan in the early stages of his play ;) [Not to say I'm not ever guilty of the same though!]

charleschadwick
28-10-2010, 07:43 AM
Congratulations to Alistair and Phil, glad to see you're still playing and competitive Phil!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Tony Dowden
29-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Congratulations to Alistair and Phil, glad to see you're still playing and competitive Phil!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Yes, hopefully Phil will be able to find time to play in some more GP circuit events.

Kevin Bonham
29-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Speaking of the GP Alastair has won the Tasmanian prize for this year by miles with two outright firsts, two equal firsts and an equal third from five events. His score was more than twice anybody else's. :clap: