2017/18 3rd Ranking Event – Groundhog Day for Nicholls

Cambridge Snooker Centre, 12th Nov. 2017

Dave Nicholls repeated his win in the second ABC tournament with a win over Teessider Darren Kell, again taking the highest break prize with a fine 195 break in the first round. The win was not without it’s lairy moments, a 124 break against Mark Graham with the last break of the match overcame a 80 point deficit after Graham’s 95 break. Similarly, in the semi, Phil Mumford had a 122 break but Nicholls countered that with a 123 and then ran out with the scores almost level with a 60 unfinished. Kell beat travelling companion Mark ‘Buster’ Hatton in the first round and Chris Achilles in the semi-final and was consistent throughout but couldn’t balance Nicholls robust scoring in the final. Hatton had the consolation of taking the plate from Derby veteran Dave Rees, messrs Payne and Whittle making the semi-final. Earlier, Eva Palmius had a notable victory in defeating Craig Fitzpatrick and reaching the quarter finals, losing out by just 43 points from making the semi. Chris Achilles was the victor, the points from this cementing his place at 4th in the rankings. Nichols went top of the rankings and Kell joint second, see Here.
Results are Here.