The Gap Chess Club – Records and Trivia

Note: This page last updated: February 2017

 

“Grand Slams”

 

Tennis has four major tournaments – Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian and French Opens. The winning of all four tournaments in a single year constitutes what is known as a “Grand Slam”.

 

Similarly, at The Gap CC we have four major tournaments – the Flood Cup, the Stuart Wilson Trophy, Allegro and Lightning (the current components that decide the club’s Best All-Rounder or club champion).

Without taking the similarities too far, the Flood Cup is like Wimbledon in that it is the oldest, most prestigious and most traditional of the four.

The Lightning could be equated to the clay court French Open in that it requires a different style of play that can be impossible for some of the masters of the classical game.

 

The Gap CC’s “Grand Slam” has only been achieved four times:

 

In addition, a near miss (winning 3 out of the big 4) has occurred four times:

 

The following two tables present further information.

 

The most wins in “grand slam” tournaments (1978-2016)

 

Player

Flood

SWT

Allegro

Blitz

Total

1

Andrew Robinson

7

4

9

6

26

2

Joe Tarnawski

4

2

4

7

17

3

Andrew Mather

1

3

4

3

11

4

Brian Thomas

2

3

2

3

10

5

Tony Howes

4

4

0

0

8

6

George Flitcroft-Smith

1

2

1

2

6

7

Garry de Jager

4

0

1

1

6

8

Phillip Kirkman

3

1

1

0

5

9

Harvey Quaresmini

1

3

0

0

4

10

Patrick Byrom

0

0

2

2

4

11

John Nothdurft

1

0

1

1

3

12

Cameron De Vere

1

2

0

0

3

 

The most top three finishes in “grand slam” tournaments (1978-2016)

 

Player

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

1

Andrew Robinson

26

23

14

63

2

Tony Howes

8

12

11

31

3

George Flitcroft-Smith

6

12

6

24

4

Joe Tarnawski

17

4

3

24

5

Harvey Quaresmini

4

7

11

22

6

Mark Winn

2

7

8

17

7

Phillip Kirkman

5

4

8

17

8

Andrew Mather

11

1

1

13

9

Brian Thomas

10

0

0

10

10

Marcus Porter

2

4

4

10

11

David Grice

2

4

3

9

12

Ray Adams

2

5

2

9

 

Full details relating to the above tables may be found at champions-totals.xls.

 

 

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