Winter League ends in tie: Play-off Required

Last year, Gerardo Artola Pola romped away with the Galway Winter League, winning it with a round to spare, but this year it has been much closer (perhaps because Gerardo has left us to find fame and fortune in Dublin), and the lead has changed hands in virtually every round. In the final round, two-times winner Pete Morriss just managed to catch leader Carlos Silva (who won the grading prize for the last two years – but has now set his sights on the main prize) which means that a play-off on 5 May is required to determine the destination of the Winter League trophy. The Grading Prize was won by Denis Ruchko, with a fine 4 points from 7; it surely won’t be many years before Denis does a Carlos. Full final standings are shown to the right.

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  • Galway Winter League standings

    Alex Drimbarean
    Andrew Barber
    Barry Breen
    Brian Gallagher
    Bryn Edwards
    Dara Jennings
    David O'Connell
    Diego Pereiro
    Donal O'Donnell
    Eoin Galvin
    Gourang Jiddewar
    Jack Hannas
    James Blackwell
    Jason Rawlinson
    John Farrell
    Karolina Bronnikova
    Maureen Gallagher
    Michael Corless
    Moe Alsaleh
    Oscar Roe
    Paul Ward
    Pete Morriss
    Proinsias Hernon
    Rhys O'Halloran
    Robert Frost
    Ross du Berry
    Scott Reilly
    Shane Whyte