Mississauga, October 17/24, 2014
(by A.Thomas, tournament coordinator)
For the first time, Rattlers moved its popular round robin tournament from the weekend to two consecutive Friday nights. Players responded favourably, reaching capacity (or almost) both nights.
In the U-1500 event, much-improved Oliver Bughon (Elite) barely came through in a tie with Farhan Mithani (MyTTC) and Ashlin Cardozo (Elite), in the final round. In the O-1000, which really boiled down to a final between the top two rated players, Stéphane Charbonneau (MyTTC) prevailed over Fred Cantarelli (Sporting). The flashy Brazilian player was simply not consistent enough to go through Stéphane’s steady spinny returns.
If you want to see the action, check the following websites:
http://youtu.be/LCuV-V6Kqhk, http://youtu.be/80KHZKiYDUY, http://youtu.be/llLm3hnvauM, http://youtu.be/parbYmRTp8U
(courtesy Carvo Grant).
Stjepan Kerosevic (Guelph) deserves credit – although he might have preferred cash - for making it to 3rd place.
Winner group A: Stéphane Charbonneau ($150); runner-up: Fred Cantarelli
Other group winners: Xiaoguang Pan (B), Dave French (C), Andrew Olszewski (D)
Winner group A: Oliver Bughon ($80); runner-up: Farhan Mithani
Other group winners: Andy Qiang (B), Adil Badaloo (C), Arindam Arinte (D)