6 players came together for the 2016 Australian Othello Nationals in Perth. This is the first time the tournament had taken place in Perth, and it was good to take it across to the west coast.
In Matt’s words:
The final was between Scott and myself. Sam was playing great all day, leading with 4/4 wins up until round 5 (beat me in round 2 quite easily).
Unfortunately he didn’t quite make the final by disc count, with 1 loss in the final round to Scott. Scott/Sam/myself were tied on 4, with Scott and I on more discs than Sam.
So Matt and Scott played each other thanks to the number of discs taken during the preliminaries. Scott started out strongly, heading into the mid-game with a slight lead. Strong play by both players saw things fairly even up to move 36, but Matt took advantage of a couple of less-than-optimal moves, and by move 45, he had taken a strong lead. Almost flawless play on the part of both players saw Matt take a 46-18 victory.
|FINAL||Matt Vinar 46-18 Scott
E6 F4 C3 C4 D3 D6 F6 D2 C6 F5 C5 B6 E3 F3 B5 E2 G6 E7 G4 G3 D7 H5 F8 G5 F2 F7 H6 E8 D8 E1 C1 B3 B4 D1 C2 H7 A6 A4 A5 A7 A3 A2 B2 C7 H4 H3 G8 A1 B1 G7 H8 PA H2 G2 H1 G1 B8 C8 F1 A8 B7
|Standings after round 5|
Thanks very much to Fab for arranging the room at the State Library of Western Australia. The venue was ideal.