This weekend GTSA stages the second Scottish international tournament of the season. We extend a warm welcome to all our competitors who have said YES to sharing what we hope will be an enjoyable and exciting weekend. We look forward to many Bank of England pounds giving an economic boost to our pubs and curry houses!
In the Open category Steve Bennett of Tayside may start favourite but he will have strong competition from Bristol’s Paulo Gouviea, Yorkshire’s Mark Farrell and fellow Taysider Gareth Christie. In the Veteran category it is difficult to see any winner other than Daniel Scheen but Mike Parnaby, Malcolm Lees and Brian Daley may argue with that. It promises to be a very competitive Team event where perhaps five of the seven teams have realistic expectations of glory.
GTSA will give regular Twitter updates over the weekend and full results will be published on this website.
Fewer than half of our entries are with Scottish clubs and that is a little disappointing. It is interesting that Scots and Greeks, who share St Andrew as a patron saint, also share a masochistic tendency to fight amongst themselves. Small nations can ill afford to allow this to happen.