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Posted 4 March 2019   Author Young Chelsea   Category Event Report

 

YC Open Teams Challenge March 2019—Report

Winners of the YC Open Teams Challenge March 2019 for the Hecht Cup—Mark Lehto, Brian Callaghan, Fiona Hutchison, Chris DuckworthWinners of the YC Open Teams Challenge March 2019 for the Hecht Cup—Mark Lehto, Brian Callaghan, Fiona Hutchison, Chris Duckworth

 

The winners of the Open Teams Challenge for the Hecht Cup, played over the weekend 2 & 3 March were

 

Chris DUCKWORTH, Brian Callaghan, Fiona Hutchison, and Mark Lehto.

 

Seven teams entered. The top four teams after Saturday’s play qualified for semifinals on Sunday. In qualifying order, they were

 

Sarah BELL, Steve Kennedy, Stefano Tommasini, Sebastian Kristensen

 

Chris DUCKWORTH, Brian Callaghan, Fiona Hutchison, Mark Lehto

 

Ali AHMED, Szczepan Smoczyński, Todor Tiholov, James Thrower

 

Jonathan HARRIS, Maruša Gold, Niall Igoe, Steve Root.

 

Qualifying leader BELL, after picking HARRIS as semifinal opponent, lost the match by a very narrow margin. In the other semifinal DUCKWORTH reversed a half‑time deficit to prevail against AHMED. DUCKWORTH then went on to win the final against HARRIS by 28 IMPs. The winners received a prize of £400; the runners‑up got £200. (The losing semifinalists dropped into the consolation event.)

 

 

Thanks go to club member Gitte Hecht‑Johanson for her sponsorship of the event.

 

 

 

Winners of the consolation teams—Neeraj Tanna, Claire Robinson, Qian Li, Tony YeWinners of the consolation teams—Neeraj Tanna, Claire Robinson, Qian Li, Tony Ye

 

The winners of the consolation teams on Sunday (contested by the three nonqualifiers from Saturday, one additional team entering just on Sunday, and the losing semifinalists) were

 

Tony YE, Qian Li, Neeraj Tanna, and Claire Robinson.

 

They picked up a £100 prize.

 

Results from the multiple‑teams events on Saturday and Sunday are on Pianola.

 

 

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