2018 Black Bowler Hats

Hosted by: Gold Coast

7 rounds, 12 teams

Club Bullwinkle won the Qld Teams Championship for the third year running, bamboozling themselves and others as Teams Thompson and Thomson.

 

Standings: Board Points/42 (Match Points/14)

1st Club Bullwinkle’s Team Thompson 39 (14)
2nd Excessive Epicness 33½ (12)
3rd Club Bullwinkle’s Team Thomson 22½ (9)
4th Gold Coast 1 21½ (8)
5th Logan City 21½ (9)

 

Bullwinkle’s first team, captained by (the mostly absent) Sabina Albrecht and Lavinia Poruschi, proved too strong for a reduced field. Bullwinkle’s second team, led by Ben McPhee and Craig Stewart but otherwise comprised of juniors, was particularly impressive in finishing third.

In terms of milestones, Nik Stawski played his 60th rapid game, and Michael Van Pelt his 80th. The club notched its 150th! Sravan Renjith and Jayden Ooi debuted.

 

Individual Results:

TEAM THOMPSON
David Smerdon – 6½/7 (board 1 prize)
Bruce Williams – 6/6 (board 2 prize)
Charles Pizzato – 4½/6
Jacob Edwards – 3/3
Tony Zhong – 6/7 (board 4 prize)
Michael Van Pelt – 7/7 (board 5 prize)
Nik Stawski – 5/5
Michael D’Arcy – 1/1

TEAM THOMSON
Sravan Renjith – ½/7
Ben McPhee – 2½/4
Craig Stewart – 1½/3
Jason Chan – 4½/7
Jayden Ooi – 4½/7
Oliver Yang – 5/7
Aiden Brady – 4/7

 

The Rampant Bamboozlement of Teams Thompson and Thomson (and Ancillaries)
The Rampant Bamboozlement of Teams Thompson and Thomson (and Ancillaries)

 

 

The difference is in the moustaches.