Wednesday, 19 May 2010

ACT Wags

No, not Wives and Girlfriends, but the much more worthwhile ACT Womens and Girls Championship!
This years event attracted a good field of 22 players (up 8 from last year), with 3 adult players taking on a much larger group of junior girls. This years winner was one of the adults, Alana Chibnall, who had moved from the junior ranks last year. She scored 6/6, and finished 1.5 points ahead of Jana Petorious, Megan Setiabudi and Jo Mason, who shared 2nd place.
Having dropped in to spectate on the first day I was both pleased with the good turn out, and somewhat surprised at how 'chatty' the tournament was. Clearly the good natured attitude of the competitors meant that the games weren't always played in complete silence, but it seemed that no one really minded.
On suggestion being looked at next year is turning the event into a full blown Womens Weekend tournament, with entries from interstate being actively encouraged. Personally I think this would be a good idea, and would help increase both the importance of the tournament, and the number of entries.

Chibnall,Alana - Setiabudi,Megan [B24]
ACT Womens and Girls Championship, 16.05.2010

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