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The New Zealand Trax Association Newsletter. Issue: 9

Emerging Players Tournament Results

In the games below, those players marked in green progressed to the next round. From the first round, those players marked in red progressed to the consolation round.

Round 1:

Pool EPAWL
sharkey60
engelberg51
excess42
dave33
kodiak24
nemesis15
morci06
Pool EPBWL
msel60
hcn51
elloco42
kasperd33
tangram24
hippo15
tbutton06
Pool EPCWL
rrognlie60
dzander51
bautz42
meikel33
darksan24
laura15
steved06
Pool EPDWL
rolle70
juane61
uweb52
basplund43
markthomps34
king25
tpak16
u-sha07

In the first round, if a new player lost as a result of an obvious mistake within the first couple of moves of the game, the game was restarted with the approval of their opponent without counting the score. This gave the new player an opportunity to learn without penalty. 7 games were restarted in this way.

At the end of Round 1, steved, tbutton, and morci withdrew from the tournament.

Round 2:

2:

Pool EPEWL
msel70
bautz61
kasperd43
sharkey43
dzander43
uweb16
juane16
dave16

2:

Pool EPFWL
rrognlie70
basplund61
engelberg52
rolle43
elloco34
hcn25
meikel16
excess07

2C:

Pool EPGWL
hippo31
kodiak31
darksan22
u-sha22
king04

2C:

Pool EPHWL
markthomps40
laura22
tpak22
tangram22
nemesis04

The prize for the new or provisional player who won the most games in the first two rounds went to msel, who won all 13 of the games he played!

At the end of Round 2, tpak withdrew from the tournament.

Round 3:

3:

Pool EPIWL
msel70
engelberg52
basplund33
sharkey33
rrognlie34
kasperd23
dzander23
bautz07

3C:

Pool EPJWL
markthomps51
hippo51
kodiak42
tangram33
darksan33
u-sha15
laura06

On countback, since markthomps beat hippo, markthomps is the consolation winner.

Final:

Pool EPKWL
msel30
engelberg03

Note that the final match between msel and engelberg also includes their game played in Round 3.

The emerging player tournament winner is msel, with engelberg as the runner-up.

Overall, 225 games were played and commented as part of this tournament.

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