Dave Gladman travelled to Gibraltar to take part in its International Open on the weekend of 24-25 May. The event took place at Gibraltar TSA’s own premises where 6 tables are permanently set up. On the Saturday, the Team event, won by Gibraltar’s A team was followed by the Veterans’ competition. In his first match Gladman recorded perhaps his best result in European competition, a 1-0 victory over Luis Mendez of Spain. This was followed by another good result, a 1-1 draw with Jason Cano. Gladman, therefore, went into his final group match needing only a draw to qualify. Unfortunately he crashed 0-3 to Jose Bonavia. The competition was won by Antonio Montano who defeated John Field 4-0 in the final.
On the Sunday it was the Open Event. For Gladman a 0-4 defeat to Ferran Coll was followed by a worse 0-6 defeat to John Field. There was some consolation in a 1-0 victory over Jose Bonavia in Gladman’s third match. But there was to be no consolation in the Consolation event where Gladman lost 1-0 on shots to Lawrence Alvarez after a 1-1 draw. Antonio Montano made it a double by winning 2-1 in the final against Jason Cano.
Full results: http://fistf.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Open-Gibraltar.pdf
Gibraltar TSA very kindly awarded Gladman the Fair Play Trophy. Many thanks to John Field and all the players for their hospitality at this well organised event.
More pictures from the tournament