Scottish Circuit Event 4

The final Scottish Circuit Event took place in Abernethy on Saturday 14th March. The competition had been brought forward from the Sunday due to the Scottish League Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United taking place that day. As it was, only 9 players attended the Saturday event. Steve Bennett had already been crowned Champion but it was Gareth Christie who emerged winner on the day. This was enough to gain him runner-up spot in the rankings and push Tom Burns into third place.

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Tables ready in Abernethy

Players were drawn in three groups of three with Bennett, Christie and Burns seeded. Each won their group and they in turn entered a group to decide the winner. Christie won both his matches while Bennett edged out Tom Burns in a 9 goal thriller. Baver Bari made second place in his group, only losing 3-2 to Burns and defeating Dave Baxter 4-2. In the group of second placed players Bari lost out in a difficult group to Greg Dand and Malcolm Lees. John Halpin was drawn in a tough group with Steve Bennett and Malcolm Lees but performed well despite losing 4-1 to the former and 1-0 to the latter. In the group of thirds Halpin was victorious, winning the group on goal difference over Andy Beskaby and therefore achieving seventh overall.

In the Championship rankings therefore, Tom Burns was top Glasgow player in third spot, Baver Bari achieved fifth , Dave Gladman was seventh and John Halpin ninth.

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Tom Burns and Baver Bari are the best placed GTSA players in the Scottish Championship

 

Results:

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 4 of 4 – Abernethy, 14th March, 2015
Group 1
Pld W D L F A Pts
Steve Bennett 2 2 0 0 9 4 6 Steve Bennett 4 1 John Halpin
Malcolm Lees 2 1 0 1 4 5 3 Steve Bennett 5 3 Malcolm Lees
John Halpin 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 Malcolm Lees 1 0 John Halpin
Group 2
Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 2 2 0 0 6 0 6 Gareth Christie 3 0 Greg Dand
Greg Dand 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 Gareth Christie 3 0 Andy Beskaby
Andy Beskaby 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 Andy Beskaby 0 2 Greg Dand
Group 3
Pld W D L F A Pts
Tom Burns 2 2 0 0 8 4 6 Tom Burns 3 2 Baver Bari
Baver Bari 2 1 0 1 6 5 3 Tom Burns 5 2 Dave Baxter
Dave Baxter 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 Dave Baxter 2 4 Baver Bari
Group 1st to 3rd
Pld W D L F A Pts
Gareth Christie 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 Gareth Christie 1 0 Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett 2 1 0 1 5 5 3 Gareth Christie 4 0 Tom Burns
Tom Burns 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 Tom Burns 4 5 Steve Bennett
Group 4th to 6th
Pld W D L F A Pts
Greg Dand 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 Malcolm Lees 5 0 Baver Bari
Malcolm Lees 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 Malcolm Lees 0 3 Greg Dand
Baver Bari 2 0 0 2 0 6 0 Greg Dand 1 0 Baver Bari
Group 7th to 9th
Pld W D L F A Pts
John Halpin 2 1 1 0 6 5 4 John Halpin 3 2 Dave Baxter
Andy Beskaby 2 1 1 0 5 4 4 John Halpin 3 3 Andy Beskaby
Dave Baxter 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 Andy Beskaby 2 1 Dave Baxter
Place Points
1 Gareth Christie 50
2 Steve Bennett 45
3 Tom Burns 42
4 Greg Dand 40
5 Malcolm Lees 38
6 Baver Bari 37
7 John Halpin 36
8 Andy Beskaby 35
9 Dave Baxter 34

 

Scottish Championship Final Table

Event 1, Oct 12 Arbroath Event 2, Nov 16 Glasgow Event 3, Feb 22 Event 4, Mar 14 Total (best 3 events)
1 Steve Bennett 42 50 50 45 145
2 Gareth Christie 45 42 38 50 137
3 Tom Burns 40 45 45 42 132
4 Greg Dand 50 38 34 40 128
5 Baver Bari 32 0 40 37 109
6 Andy Beskaby 37 36 30 35 108
7 Dave Gladman 33 34 37 0 104
8 Dave Baxter 31 33 29 34 98
9 John Halpin 29 32 28 36 97
10 Craig Thom 28 27 27 0 82
11 Malcolm Lees 0 0 36 38 74
12 Rob Conway 36 37 0 0 73
13 Martin Campbell 34 29 0 0 63
14 Fraser McKenzie 0 30 26 0 56
15 Brian Daley 0 0 42 0 42
16 Barry Corr 0 40 0 0 40
17 Scott Fleming 38 0 0 0 38
18 Dave Butler 35 0 0 0 35
18 Colin Day 0 35 0 0 35
18 Ben Staples 0 0 35 0 35
21 Colin Berry 0 0 33 0 33
22 Conor Bowden 0 0 32 0 32
23 Ronnie McKenzie 0 0 31 0 31
23 Stuart Peacock 0 31 0 0 31
25 Martin Phee 30 0 0 0 30
26 Drew Orr 0 28 0 0 28

 

 

 

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