Scott Hughes wins the 2014 Nationals in Tuggerah

There were only 7 players at the 2014 Australian Othello Nationals in Tuggerah last Saturday but there was plenty of quality with 3 former Australian champions in the group.

Matt Vinar went undefeated in the preliminary 5 rounds and looked set to win his 10th national title. However the 2008 Australian champion Scott Hughes defeated Matt in the final taking an early advantage with a well prepared opening.

Congratulations Scott!!

FINAL Matt Vinar 17-47 Scott Hughes
Standings after round 5:
1: 5 pts [406] Matt Vinar
2: 4 pts [363] Scott Hughes
3: 3 pts [325] Nathan Cairns
[313] Phil Cairns
5: 2 pts [277] Sam Milankov
[229] Robert Girardo
7: 1 pt [207] Adrian Broom

Photos of the tournament

Scott, Matt and Sam will most likely make up the Australian team for the upcoming World Othello Championships in Thailand in November.

Robert Girardo preferred not to extend his two year term as AOF President and Matt Vinar will take on the role until at least 2016. On behalf of all of us at the AOF I’d like to thank Robert for the great job he did the past two years.

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