Kinross 11+ Tournament 2009

8 June 2009, Kinross

On the morning of the 8th of June, the Kinross club's 11+ Tournament brought 10 players to the two lawns of the Green Hotel, Kinross: four from the Meadows, three from the Kinross club, two from the Edinburgh club, and one from the recently formed Fife club, who was entering her first ever tournament.

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East v West of Scotland 2009

6-7 June 2009

This year's East v West match was in doubt until a few days before the scheduled dates because of a shortage of players, especially for the West - several regular West of Scotland players being away or otherwise unavailable.  But people rallied round and, with the usual flexibility to draft in East-resident players with West connections, the numbers for both sides became viable.  Two of the West team even travelled from places west of Edinburgh to take part: Robert Lay, from Clydebank, and Alan Wilson, from Polmont.

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Scottish Masters 2009

23-24 May 2009

Thanks to late entries, late withdrawals, and the clash with the English Inter-Counties which prevented the appearance of two regulars and any of our friends from Northumberland or Lancashire who might have entered now that the event is open to non-SCA members, we ended up with eight entrants for the Masters.  An American block was the obvious choice, and the manager designed it, as in the Handbook, in such a way as to make the last round potentially bring together the two strongest players in terms of WCF grade.

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Basil Townsend Quaich 2009

30 May 2009, Auchincruive

As often in the past Auchincruive was at its glorious best for this year's quaich.  David Arnot represented Auchincruive; Bill Spalding, Glasgow; Robert Inder, Meadows; and Fergus McInnes, Edinburgh.  Each player played all three others in 18 point games.

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West of Scotland Championship 2009

3-4 October 2009, Glasgow

With 15 players entered, we thought we were going to need all four lawns at Alexandra Park for this traditionally popular concluding event of the SCA season.  However, as is almost equally traditional, some of the entrants withdrew shortly before it began, and so we were left with 12.  This was perhaps just as well, considering that the large hollow on the lower left lawn had become a large puddle, and remained so throughout the first day.

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