Our second Charity Challenge has finally reached its end and we’re delighted to announce that Simon Morecroft is this year’s champion. The trophies are wrapped up in bubblewrap ready to go to the London Open in a couple of weeks to be presented -somewhat unusual for a TD to start off being on the receiving end…
Somewhat later than planned (too much tournament organising for me, ironically!) we’re back with our Online Charity Challenge 2017!
Last year’s winner Gaz Owen has nominated Mind, the mental health charity, to be the beneficiaries of this year’s event, and as they are set up as a federation of local branches we’ve gone for Bristol Mind.
This year’s tournament is a World Cup style format with round-robin groups playing 7-pointers leading to a final knockout, and once again you can sign up for more than one entry if you really want plenty of games. Non-members are more than welcome to join in. All the round robins will kick off on 1st November and run until 15th January – last year we did go on rather longer than I planned for, so this makes the dates a little more predictable. Please make sure you register in time! The knockout will then run with 11pt rounds every two weeks until we reach the 15pt final – we’ll let you know when the final is arranged so that you can come and watch.
You can find full details here, and you can see how much we’re raising towards our target of £500 over at JustGiving. Please do come and play, it’s for a great cause and we can make a real difference!
It’s been a very long road from when we started out, but we finally have a result! Last night a small group of spectators saw Gaz Owen beat Emad Salib 15-9 in the final to become our first Charity Challenge Champion.