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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Pooling our talent


The SIAS pool tournament took place on 20 October, with 23 teams competing for the top prize.

The teams were divided into eight groups of three or two teams. The best from each of the groups proceeded to the knockout tournament. 

The standard of pool skills is very high in the actuarial profession, and the top three teams were: first place – Paul Murphy and Eddy Martin; second place – Dara Fahy and Patrice Gluck; and third place – Greg Ip and Nishan de Silva. Congratulations to them.

After the tournament, the players carried on playing and drinking into the night. Many discussions were heard on how it could have been different if only their partner had potted an easy ball. We hope that you all had an enjoyable evening and look forward to seeing you next year for a re-match.