Tim Down

Tim Down Congratulations, Liam!

Liam O

Liam O Much appreciated, Tim, thank you very much.

Tracey  Mills

Tracey Mills Well done Liam

Tracey  Mills

Tracey Mills Well done Liam

Ali Knight

Ali Knight Cheating in the final Liam? tut tut

Zarte Siempre

Zarte Siempre :O

Ian Volante

Ian Volante Previous two rounds too :(

Samir Pilica

Samir Pilica Don't understand this. Why were all Liam's game ruled out ? His vocabulary is immense. Surely, no need to cheat.

Ian Birdman

Ian Birdman Why the fact he was cheatimg is why his vocabulary seemed immense samir! Fair play to amie for winning one...true champion in my eyes (with honourable mentions to the others liam cheated on the way)

Ian Birdman

Ian Birdman Maybe the fact he was cheating...i think its fair to say i could do with some kind of cheat detector to help my typing ability!

Phil Collinge

Phil Collinge I elected not to comment publicly until I had contacted all interested parties, as disqualifying someone who has just won a title is a big call to make, and one from which there is no going back.

Discussions have taken place and this process is now complete.

Whilst I did receive correspondence from Liam on 1st May he made no appeal against the disqualifications. However, in the interests of fairness, representations have been made on his behalf.

It can now be confirmed that all four of Liam's matches in this tournament have been disqualified, there will be no reversal, and all four results are now deemed void.

Furthermore, Liam will not be welcome to enter any subsequent tournament that I may organise.

The four players affected by his conduct have been invited to rejoin the tournament, and have all now accepted.

Phil Collinge

Phil Collinge The tournament will now resume with a Quarter-Final between Norm Ahmad and Tim Down, the winner playing John Beresford in the Semi-Final, and the winner of that playing Amie Bateen in the final.

Revised draw-sheet at [link]

Ian Birdman

Ian Birdman Immensely disappointing. But where one door shuts (goodbye), another hopefully opens....good luck to those left in!!

Elliott Mellor

Elliott Mellor I myself was very surprised to see this as I've played Liam many times before and would never have suspected him. I'm very glad that it's been found, and that the people he cheated against are being given a chance to have a fair crack at winning. Good luck to Norm, Tim, John and Amie, you're all immensely talented players and didn't deserve to be wrongfully ousted.

Tim Down

Tim Down To be honest, I played like a pile of old plops against him and he would have had no need to cheat so it's a bit of a lucky break for me.

Ian Birdman

Ian Birdman Classic Tim

Phil Collinge

Phil Collinge And here we are again! Best of luck folks.

Tim Down

Tim Down Very well played, Amie. Thanks for very much for organising, Phil, especially with all the extra work involved this time.

Spike Guthrie

Spike Guthrie Well done Amie- well played Tim :)

Phil Collinge

Phil Collinge Congratulations Amie, commiserations Tim. All 3 games were crucials which shows how tight this match was. Max count for the final was 12-11, 11-12, 13-11.

Phil Collinge

Phil Collinge Thanks also to Charlie, who promptly identified the rogue in our midst, and subsequently rewound a completed tournament for the first time in Apterous history. Without the Eye of Apterous this tournament would have been won by a charlatan.

Elliott Mellor

Elliott Mellor Massive congrats to Amie on winning a very hard fought final against a tremendous opponent. Glad to see that we have a proper champion eventually, not some rogue cheat.

Tracey  Mills

Tracey Mills Well deserved win Amie, glad to see a proper champion not a cheat.

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Sean Fletcher

Sean Fletcher Well done, Amie. Unlucky Tim. 3 great games

Amie Bateen

Amie Bateen Thanks All and well done to Tim. Was certainly a close one, all down to the conundrums in the end. The letter selections in particular were unusual in being more of the commonplace lexicon that apto-learnt, which would normally play to my game more, but it was really good to have a close battle. Well played again Tim. :-) And thanks to Phil for organising. We got there eventually!

Jen Steadman

Jen Steadman So glad that the tournament had a fair outcome! And three fantastic games in the final. Well done Amie!! <3

Charlie Reams

Charlie Reams Great final!

Elliott Mellor

Elliott Mellor And one without anyone cheating:)

Tourney round: Apterous Seniors Championship 2018: Final

<< Semi-Finals

Notes from the organizer: There will be a new name on the virtual trophy this year as the 4th and 5th seeds contest the Best of 5 Grand Final.

Best of luck!

Ran from: 10 March – 30 June 2018. Format: 15 Rounder. Matches: Best-of-5. Approved.

Organizers: Phil Collinge.

Fixtures: 2. Completed: 2.

Results and fixtures

Player 1Player 2Status
Amie BateenLiam O94 – 117, 90 – 91, 102 – 99, 88 – 117
Amie BateenTim Down116 – 106, 104 – 102, 110 – 93

Key. Green: winner. Red: loser. Grey: tie. Light green/red: provisional. White: unplayed.

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