Derek started the Champion of Champions competition in the preliminary round against a player from Victoria Coatbridge. He successfully progressed to the first round to be played at Hamilton Caledonia B. C. on 12th May.
Derek played well to hold off Red Deer to progress to the second round to be played at Motherwell B.C. on the 19th May.
Derek got another good victory on Sunday to progress to the 3rd round at Houldsworth on the 26th May.
Unfortunately Derek was beaten in the third round