English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : Summer 2002

The Amateur Billiard Player : Summer 2002

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Norfolk B&SA Junior Billiards Championship

The Norfolk Billiards and Snooker Association’s Junior Billiards
Championship was run at The Maltings Q Club, Kings Lynn on Sunday
26th May. This event attracted a good turn-out with 19 players ranging
from 11-17 years of age.

The two pre-tournament favourites made it through to the final and in
a closely fought battle 15 year-old Jamie Edwards edged out Calvin
Daws by 33 points to take the title. Edwards had played well throughout
the day and made several good totals, his best score being 406 in an
hour (which wouldn’t be bad for a senior player) and making several 30
and 40 breaks. In the semi-finals Calvin Daws came through a titanic
battle with Gavin Lewis, winning by just 22 points. Jamie Edwards
was just a bit too strong for Gareth Mears winning comfortably in the
end.

Two players to watch for the future are Ben Lewis and Amar Kumar.
Neither have been playing long, in fact Kumar played his first Billiards
game the night before the tournament and both did exceptionally well
to get as far as the quarter-finals. Maltings Club manager Annette
presented the trophies at the end of a good day and commented that she
was very impressed with the lads on and off the table and also impressed
with the enthusiasm which is so obvious.


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