Monday 14 March 2022

2022 Tasmanian Championship

 Miles Patterson (ACT) has won the 2022 Tasmanian Championship Tournament, but not the Tasmanian Championship. Although the tournament is an open event, the state champion title is restricted to local residents. In this case Kevin Bonham and Wynand-Jack Pretorius tied for the title, after finishing equal second.

The tournament itself suffered a degree of drama after one of the players had to withdraw on the final morning after testing positive to Covid. A couple of close contacts had to also go into isolation, while a few other players (including the tournament leader) withdrew out of health concerns. 

The win for Patterson repeats his success from last year, where he also finished outright 1st. While it isn't common for state championships to allow interstate players to play, it would be interesting to see if bac to back wins has ever happened in other states.

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