Members of the winning CNTC-B team pose with CBF Vice-President Mary Moulton. Andrew Petrick, Jose Thararyil, Danny Miles and Dan Korbel (the Balls were sleeping). PHOTO: Robert Paul

Norm Gordon (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC), Larry Friedman, Jack Nayer (Montreal, QC), Monroe Miller (Cte Saint-Luc, QC), Peter Neufeld (Pierrefonds, QC), Ansar Burney (Lasalle, QC)

 

2001 CNTC-B CHAMPIONSHIP

Montreal - The semi-final match between Petrick and LaSante moved along at a steady pace, with Lasante winning 3 out of 4 quarters but not by enough - in the end Petrick won the semis 140-122.

The match between Castonguay and N.Gordon was not nearly so tame. Tossing results back and forth throughout, the teams were in a dead tie at the end of the thrid quarter. But what's this? A final quarter score of 92 vs 1 for N.Gordon? That's what my reporter has written, and that is what we publish. Its N. Gordon over Castonguay 202 - 111. Boy would I like to hear about some of those hands!

Petrick had played strongly throughout the round robin and continued that approach in the Finals of the first ever CNTC-B. What an honor to be the first champions in a brand new National Event! Ahead 47 at the half ... will it be enough?

Gordon narrowed the gap by 9 in the 3rd quarter but Petrick surged ahead in the end to win 192 - 127.

2001 CNTC-B OVERALLS

1. Andrew Petrick, Jose Thararyil, Danny Miles (Toronto), Carole-Ann Ball, James Ball (Winnipeg, MB), Dan Korbel (Etobicoke, ON)

2. Norm Gordon (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC), Larry Friedman, Jack Nayer (Montreal, QC), Monroe Miller (Cte Saint-Luc, QC), Peter Neufeld (Pierrefonds, QC), Ansar Burney (Lasalle, QC)

3/4. Jules LaSanté (Drummondville, QC), Normand Béland (St. Niciphone, QC), Nicole Brisebois (St. Lambert, QC), Cécile Rodier (St-Thomas-d'Aquin, QC)

3/4. Diane Castonguay, Carl Levesque (St-Honoré témiscouata, QC), Alain Chapdelaine (Jonquière, QC), Micheline Longpré (Chicoutimi, QC), Luc Gagon, Gilles Belisle (Baie-Comeau, QC)