Barton McGill Open Snooker – Big Thanks to Barton McGill Limited for sponsoring this event
A tournament full of suprises including a couple of junior players starting to make an impression into the higher ranked players. Evan Carlson’s return to tournament play after a 10 year break saw him win all of his section play matches and having a plus 6 aggregate. Suprisingly Greg Moreton never won a match and he informed me he did exactly the same in last year’s Barton McGill Open Snooker tournament. Other 4 match winners in section play were Henry Killian, +7, Wyn Belmont +7, Ivan Kendrick +6 and Dave Gourley +5. There was a play off required for 15th and 16th post section positions with Yash Kant, Dennis Yin and Junior, Jeremiah Taite, all equal. Yin and Taite got through as number 15 and 16 respectively. The suprises carried on into post section play with Bruce Davies beating Dale Kwok 3/2, Carlson beating Vinny Gounder 3/1. Louis Chand beating Peter Lesslie 3/0. Quarter-finalist results were, Davies 3, Kendrick 1, Carlson 3, Gourley 1, Killian 3, Chand 1, McBreen 3, Belmont 2. Semi-finals, Killian 3, Carlson 0, McBreen 3, Davies 0. Killian retained his title beating Chris McBreen 3/1. This was the 4th time Killian has won the event. The Plate was won by Ashwin Kumar 2/1 over Jamish Kant. Highest Break of the tournament was Chris McBreen 86.
Report by Malcolm Beehre