2nd BSkA Tournament MSO 2001

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2nd BSkA Tournament MSO 2001

Postby Mike Tobias » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:12 pm

The 2nd British Synchron-Skat Tournament

The second British Synchron-Skat Tournament was held as part of the 2001 Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO5), hosted by Mind Sports Worldwide.

There were five entrants. So, to make the numbers up to six, enough for two tables and Synchron scoring, a "ghost" player was used. In the morning, this was Harold Lee, who was present to compete in another event which began in the afternoon; in the afternoon it was Nick Wedd, who was arbiter for the event.

Four sessions, each of fifteen hands, were played. The results are listed here

The gold medal was awarded to John McLeod, the silver to David Parlett, and the bronze (using score difference as a tie-break) to Tony Niccoli. Just as the scoring was completed, Lady Mary Tovey, one of the Mind Sports directors, arrived and awarded the prizes.

The Mind Sports Olympiad includes a pentamind event. The winner of this is the player who accumulates the best set of medals over the whole of the Olympiad. For this purpose, a medal can be won by doing sufficiently well in an event which one does not complete. As Harold Lee, who served as the "ghost" for the first two sessions, earned four MPs in these two sessions, he and David Parlett were considered joint silver medal winners for the purposes of Pentamind scoring.
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