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Sergio Scarpetta wins World Qualifier

The GAYP World Qualifying Tournament, Oct. 19-22, was won by Sergio Scarpetta of Italy. He has earned the right to challenge Ron King of Barbados for the GAYP world title in 2012. The tournament was held at the Nyala Hotel in San Remo, Italy. Runner-up was Lubabalo Kondlo (South Africa), who edged Jack Francis (Barbados) on tiebreaker points. Jim Morrison of USA was 4th. The Italians swept the other divisions, with Erika Rosso winning the ladies division, and Alessio Scaggiante becoming youth champion. For more coverage and standings, see:

The Qualifying Tournament was preceded by the two-day GAYP, inaugural San Remo Open Tournament, Oct. 17 & 18. This opening event had co-champions of Richard Beckwith (USA) and Ron King (Barbados), with Sergio Scarpetta taking third.