The Gap Open – history

 

The Gap Open was staged annually from 1980 to 2002. Originally scheduled for October/November, it was run on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend every year from 1983 onwards. Entries were lower in the Open from 1993 to 2002 mainly because the club staged a separate one day tournament for juniors (Cadets) on the Sunday. In 2001 the junior tournament attracted 35 entries, outdrawing the Open itself. The 2001 Gap Open was run as a repechage event for the Queensland Championship with all but the final 8 contesting the Open. In 2002 the junior tournament once again outstripped the Open attracting 40 entries. The disappointing entry of 16 for the Open continued a trend of a steady decline in interest in weekend tournaments in the Brisbane area over the previous ten years. As a result the club committee decided not to run the event in 2003.

 

Alphabetic list of all players who entered The Gap Open 1980 to 2002

 

Year

Entries
(Open)

Entries
(Cadets)

Winners

2002

16

40

Khalimzhan Abylkassov

2001

33

35

Natalie Mills, Brian Thomas

2000

26

15

Wayne Fraser

1999

32

10

Jon Sarfati, George Flitcroft-Smith

1998

33

10

Jon Sarfati

1997

37

?

John Myers, Jacob Edwards

1996

33

?

Mark Stokes

1995

32

9

Nick Stawski

1994

42

?

David Stephson

1993

34

7

David Stephson

1992

57

 

Victor Davidovici

1991

76

 

Colin Morris

1990

56

 

Stephen Solomon, Alain Pardoen,
Murray Campbell, Kevin McColl

1989

46

 

David Stephson

1988

??

 

Victor Davidovici, Trevor Holloway

1987

42

 

Damien Norris

1986

46

 

Craig Duxbury

1985

??

 

Colin Morris

1984

47

 

John Myers, David Lovejoy, Bruce Holliday

1983

54

 

Guy West

1982

41

 

John Myers

1981

26

 

Damien Norris

1980

42

 

Bruce Holliday

 

 

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