By Tournament Director Michael Rodgers

Seventeen players from across Canada journeyed to Montreal for the tenth annual Canadian ASL Open. Players came from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. After three days of ASL fun, Jim McLeod once again won the competition in a very close finish. In actual points, Jim tied with Bruno L’Archeveque. Our first tie-breaker is head-to-head play, however, and Jim had defeated Bruno during the tournament.

Only two people had a desire to play in the mini-tournament, so Jim made the suggestion to play “best 2 out of 3” for the plaque. The participants, Ray Kruger and I, liked that idea. Ray and I needed to play three rounds to determine the winner: me.

The Sportsmanship prize, donated by George Kelln, was won by Blair Bellamy.

Below are the final standings in order of points, although I don’’t have the points with me to include in the list.

4-1 Jim McLeod (Manitoba)
4-1 Bruno L’Archeveque (Quebec)
4-1 Gerry Proudfoot (Alberta)
4-1 David Croome (Ontario)
3-2 Darren Kovacs (Manitoba)
3-2 J.P. Hoekstra (Ontario)
3-2 Bill Bird (Manitoba)
3-2 Andre Escobedo (Quebec)
3-2 Michael Rodgers (Quebec)
3-2 Eric Laimer (Ontario)
2-3 J.P. Raymond (Quebec)
2-3 Nick Hoekstra (Ontario)
2-3 David Kalman (Ontario)
2-3 Eric Lindblad (Quebec)
1-4 Ray Kruger (Ontario)
1-4 Steffen Knippel (Manitoba)
1-4 Blair Bellamy (Ontario)