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6th ABC – Nuneaton, 8th Feb 2015 – Rob Hall brings home the bacon

2015 Nuneaton ABC Winner

Winner Rob Hall pictured with tournament director Clive Scott

Chris Taylor pictured with Clive Scott

Chris Taylor pictured with Clive Scott

Rob Hall beat Martin Goodwill to take first prize in the final ABC ranking event at Nuneaton. Goodwill made it 2 finals in 2 appearances this season, narrowly making it through by 3 points in his quarter final against the unlucky Mark Hatton. Goodwill got past Chris Mitchell in his semi, with Hall beating Darren Kell. Brian Harvey had a good ton in losing to Kell, debutant Chris Wakelin played well until coming across Goodwill (scoring 539 in the hour) but Hall continued his dominance of procedures with a big win in the final, a score of 574 in an earlier round, 2 double centuries including the days highest and further increasing his rankings lead. Chris Taylor recovered from a first round defeat to the ever improving Adam Clarke to take the plate, beating Eddie Fielding in the final. Taylor squeezed past the unlucky Jim McCann in the quarters, making a 79unf to win by 7… Centuries were made by Brian Harvey (125), Rob Hall (163,208,100,208),  Mark Hatton (107), Martin Goodwill (162,165), and Darren Kell (157). An honorary mention for the hospitality from the host Atack club, especially the historic bacon buns!

Results Here, the rankings are up to date and not much changed, the Hall/Taylor top two looks assured.

Next ABC ranking event: Matchplay – Nuneaton, Sunday 15th March 2015.

5th ABC – Clay Cross, 11th Jan 2015 – Taylor made up to win again

Chris Taylor took a dramatic final to win his second ABC at Clay Cross. Untroubled in his run to the final, with a string of breaks on the way, he made a fine 159 break at his first visit in the final. Darren Kell dug in and with a century of his own made it a nail biter, Chris triumphing by 16 points. Dave Rees made the semi-final, as did Jack McLaughlin with a good win against John Mullane that included a century break. Mullane had earlier looked ominous, scoring freely, with the days highest break of 204. Mark Hatton had a notable win against runaway rankings leader Rob Hall. Mark Graham was pipped in his first round match at the death by 2 points but won his second Clay Cross plate of the season against Jim McCann, who ran out of time in his first match to lose by 9 points to Rob Hall whilst on a 65 unfinished break. Centuries were made by Alan Scott (154), Rob Hall (106), John Mullane (107, 204), Chris Taylor (159,131,102), Jack McLaughlin (105) and Darren Kell (105).

Full results are Here and the rankings are up to date.

Next ABC: Nuneaton, Sunday 8th February 2015.

4th ABC – Fareham, 14th Dec 2014 – Rob Hall shows no xmas Goodwill

Rob Hall took yet another ABC on the south coast at Fareham, spoilling Marting Goodwills return by beating him in the final.Chris Taylor and Steve Crossland were semi-finalists. The days highest break, by Rob Hall, was a stupendous effort of 348 and another great effort of 282! Terry Azor won his second plate final of the season with a century in the semi final. Dale Schofield was beaten by a girl! Not just any girl, local lady Emma Bonney is a multi World Ladies Billiards champion making a welcome appearance in the ABC series making the plate final. Full results are Here and the rankings are up to date. Next ABC: Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Sunday 11th January 2015.

 ABC Cambridge – 12th October 2014 – John Mullane Wins

John Mullane won the 2nd ABC event of the season, after beating Rob Hall in the semis. Chris Taylor was the beaten finalist, beating Mark Graham in his semi with a break of 168 narrowly missing out on being the days highest by Rob, a 173. Chris Cator triumphed in the plate final by 2 points over Eddie Fielding which was some consolation for being narrowly beaten by 3 points in the main event.

Full results are now online Here and the ranking table is up to date.