The 4th British Synchron-Skat Tournament

The fourth British Synchron-Skat Tournament was held as part of the 2002 Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO6), hosted by Mind Sports Worldwide on the campus of Loughborough University. It was on Saturday August 17th,

There were five entrants. So, to make the numbers up to six, enough for two tables and Synchron scoring, David Parlett, who was arbiter for the event, also played.

Four sessions, each of twelve hands, were played. The results were:

    Round 1   Round 2   Round 3   Round 4   Total
Name tableseatscoreMPdiff tableseatscoreMPdiff tableseatscoreMPdiff tableseatscoreMPdiff MPdiff
  (David Parlett) 13360284½ 12450233 1231210 11182254 7171½
Tomasz  Wojtkun 122120-23½ 214842334 13282275½ 123170-7½ 4378½
Peter Henke 22259223½ 132762220 111580-15½ 132280-101 4127
Jeffrey Burton 212622107 11-1840-334 21189215½ 21740-54 4-265½
Nick Wedd 231910-84½ 223840-33 2231210 223322 3-110
John McLeod 11480-107 23-1640-220 231310-75½ 234302101 2-301½

As David was the aribiter rather than an entrant, he was not eligible for a prize. The next three players were all tied on four match-points. Therefore cumulative score differences were used as a tie-break, and the gold medal was awarded to Tomasz  Wojtkun, the silver to Peter Henke, and the bronze to Jeffrey Burton.

Lady Mary Tovey, one of the Mind Sports directors, awarded the prizes.

Jeffrey deserves particular congratulations, as he had only learned the game the previous evening, when he had dropped out of a Poker event, and been taught the rules by John McLeod. Less than twenty-four hours elapsed between Jeffrey's first hearing the rules of skat, and his receiving the bronze medal.

Other results.
Main page of the British Skat Association.