Stephen Lewis reports:
Following the final result of the fifth round, the Stowmarket Club Championship has been completed. Dave Green and Stephen Lewis finished in a share of first place, with Rob Hayhurst placing third despite unfortunately needing to withdraw during round four.
Ray Firman also had an excellent tournament, finishing just half a point behind third place and above four players with a higher grade than him. His grading performance from the tournament was 27 points above his own grade.
Although time constraints resulted in the cancellation of a planned sixth round positional playoff, the competition was enjoyed by all and looks likely to become an annual event.
A cross-table of the standings is shown here:
Note: In case of confusion – the tournament was started before the season gradings were published, so the grades shown and used were the best to hand at the time and were used for the duration of the competition. ‘Official’ grading performances for the tournament can be found here.