ENGLISH AMATEUR SHORT FORMAT Sun March 16th
Had a great day at the Short Format held in The Atack Club ,Nuneaton.
Left on Sunday morming at 6.0am an got back home on Monday morning 12 .45 am,
We watched a final to be remembered between Rob Hall & Chis Taylor, Rob won the first game to 62 and then went on to win the second to 77, A big mistake to think that Chris was finished because he hit Rob with71 break to tmake it 2–1 and then nip and tuck clinched the fourth game 2–2.
Final game of the final Chris kicks off with a 59 but came back & won the final with a 71.
The early rounds had some great games as well with Eddie Fielding beating the Grand Masters Champ 3–2 and to go into the semi’s only to be beaten by the ever improving Steve Bradshaw.
Rob Hall beat Dave Nichols & Chris Taylor beat Steve Bradshaw in the semi’s
Chris Mitchell won the very strongly contested Plate beating Tony Clegg in the final.
A big thank you to the Atack Club for all their support.
The Rankings after all 6 ABC events have now been updated. This put’s Rob Hall back in the lead with a small 15 point lead over Darren Kell. It looks like its going to be down to the results from the English Amateur to decide on our winner for this year with both players still in the Amateur last 16.
The Grand Masters
Atack Club. Nuneaton
2nd March 2014 10–10.30 am
The Last Sixteen Qualifiers for the Grand Masters
Charlie Gay–Brian Harvey–Terry Azor–Trevor Thorn–Peter Shelley–Eddie Fielding
Steve Crosland–Terry Ward–Tony Clegg–Bob Patterson–Jim Mc Cann
Jack Headley–Ron Agnew–Arthur Winn–Bem French–Jamie Wayman.
Best of luck to all.
Steve Crosland Beat Bob Patterson 278—149
Jack Headley Beat Mick Johnson 242—182
Peter Shelley Beat Jamie Wayman 272–241
Tony Clegg Beat Jim Mc Cann 232—201
J.Headley Beat S. Crosland 269–216
P. Shelley Beat T. Clegg 303–159
Peter Shelley Beats Jack Headley 426—290
Congratulations to Peter on a very fine effort
High Break was Steve Crosland 145
Thanks to the Atack Club for a great day.
The rankings have now been updated with the latest ABC results and at this stage its close at the top with Darren Kell Leading Rob Hall by 10 points. There is now a bit of a gap between the chasing pack with Phil Mumford in third and Eddie Duggan in joint 4th with Chris Mitchell. Click Here
Well done to Darren Kell on winning the latest ABC, in a fairly close match. Well done to Steve Crosland who struck good form in defeating Rob Hall on his way to the final. In the plate steady Eddie Duggan defeated Chris Taylor and seems to be our plate specialist at the moment.
There is a small video of the plate final in our video section the quality is not great but worth a watch.
The Fifth ABC results are now available Here
The draw for the next rounds of the English Amateur have now been done they are as follows:
EABA – English Amateur Championship 2013/2014 – Regional Draw – Drawn 7.1.14
Matches to be played Sun 2nd Feb 2014 at venues listed below
South – Marchwood
Group A Group B
M Goodwill T Azor
J Hedley (withdrawn)
B.Harvey (best loser) J Mullane
S Brookshaw G Lingard(Withdrawn)
C.Coumbe (Best loser)
J Goodwin C Mitchell
East – Cambridge
Group A Group B
P Welham M White
M Hill M Sutton
P Mumford A Winn
L Hare R Barrett
North – Bradford
Group A Group B Group C Group D
M Graham M Hatton J Bagley D Kell
P Shelley R Hall M Peaker E Fielding
A Clegg A Clark G Brassington C Taylor
T Ward B Bousfield J McCann E Duggan
Congratulations to all qualifiers and the best of luck for the next round
Qualifiers from each group to go through to next round played at
The North East Derbyshire Club – Clay Cross – Derbyshire
on Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd Feb 2014
Present at the draw: J McCann S Crosland T Godolphin C Lewis D Townend C Scott D Rees
The last eight players in this years Amateur Championships again put up some wonderful performances to try and get to the coverted possition of the semi’s for the Darley Dale venue.
Phil Weham and Chris Taylor had a ding dong battle with Chris in front for most of the game until Phil went 101 in front with Chris coming back at him and on 100 had a cover that put an end to his break and the game whith Phil getting another shot to win by 5.
In the second bout we saw Martin Goodwill had a break of 172 in the second session to go ahead of Rob Hall in what was a very close game but Rob came back and just before the bell had a 95 to clinch the game.
The third saw John Mullane and Chris Mitchell in battle but Chris had no answer to Johns 8 breaks in the first session and a further 6 breaks in the next.
The last of our fighting duo games saw Phil Mumford defeat Matt Sutton in what was a very tactful game with both players making 100+ breaks but with Phil coming out on top.
A big thank you to the Clay Cross Club for some lovelly tables and some great food.
The Draw for the semi’s was , made by Paul Wood a great supporter of Billiards
John Mullane to play Rob Hall
Phil Mumford to play Phil Welham.
Congratulations go to Rob this week ,A massive breakthrough in a league match he scored a 261–a 498–and a 241 unfinished .
3 visits incredible 200 up league Rob is -800
The rankings have now been updated with the latest ABC results and at this stage its close at the top with Rob Hall and Darren Kell leading the way on 90 points. Eddie Duggan is currently having a great run and is in 7th place.
The End of year members draw took place at the last ABC at Nuneaton the Winners were as follows:
ENGLISH AMATEUR REGIONALS The Draw for the English Amateur has been made with some very interesting groups. North East/Teeside————–LEEDS Group 1. B.Bousfield–M.Graham–R.Patterson.C.Lewis. Group 2. A.Clegg–J.Bagley–D.Rees–B.Hoole Group 3. D.Peaker–A.Clarke–J.Mc Cann–R.Lodge Group4. S.Kershaw–T.Ward–S.Crosland–M.Hatton Group5 .T.Godolphin–J.Marwood–D.Kell–M.Peaker QUALIFIERS B.Bousfield–M.Graham–J.Bagley–A.Clegg–J.Mc Cann–A.Clarke M.Hatton–T.Ward–D.Kell–M.Peaker South East—————Cambridge Group1. L.O’Hare–D.Smith–M.Sutton–B.Rix. Group2. M.Hill–J.Wayman–A.Winn–J.Easter Group3. R.Hall–C.Taylor–C.Cator–M.Lyon Group4. J.Hoad–P.Mumford–K.Pond–B.French Group5. D.Bentinck–P.Welham–G.Towers–M.White QUALIFIERS M.Sutton–L.Hare–A.Winn–M.Hill–R.Hall–C.Taylor– P.Mumford–P.Welham–M.White South ——————–Marchwood Group1. T.Azor–M.lott–R.Barrett–A.Dadswell Group2. C.Ayres–B.Harvey–M.Thatcher–J.Goodwin Group3. S.Roberts–J.Mullane–J.Headley–T.Thorn QUALIFIERS R.Barrett.–T.Azor–J.Goodwin–J.Mullane–J.Headley South West—————–Plymouth Group1. C.Coombe–G.Lingard–S.Brookshaw–D.Walker Group2. C.Mitchell–B.Andress–P.Davies–M.Goodwill QUALIFIERS S.Brookshaw–G.Lingard–C.Mitchell–M.Goodwill North West—————Chester Group1. P.Shelley—N.Routledge–E.Duggan–S.Bradshaw Group2. G.Brassington–A.Cooke–C.Everton–E.Fielding QUALIFIERS E.Fielding–G.Brassington–P.Shelley–E.Duggan ——————————————————————— GRAND MASTERS REGIONALS Sunday 1st December 2013 The Draw for the Grand masters and Qualifiers North East ————– Group1. D.Peaker—-S.Kershaw–S.Crosland–R.Lodge Group2. T.Ward—P.Devitt—J.Mc Cann—J.Mc Keakran Group3. C.Lewis–R.Patterson—B.Hoole Group4. A.Clegg–T.Godolphin–D.Rees–R.Simms Qual–Steve Crosland—Terry Ward—-Bob Patterson–Tony Clegg Best loser Jim Mc Cann. North West ————————Chester Group1. F.Bradley–J.Smith–P.Shelley–E.Duggan Group2. C.Everton—E.Fielding–N.Routledge–D.Marr Qual–Peter Shelley—(Norman Routledge unable to attend) Eddie Fielding Best Loser South East—————————Cambridge Group1. .Ayres–P.Johnson–J.Headley–J.Wayman Group2. R.Agnew–M.Hill–T.Maynard Group3. D.Bentinck–M.Johnston–A.Winn–D.Smith Group4. A.Elvin–B.French–B.Rix–A.Cheetham Qual—Jack Headley–Ron Agnew–Arthur Winn–Bem French. Best Loser Jamie Wayman. South West————————Plymouth Group1. C.Gay–C.Mitchell—B.Andress Group2. G.Lingard—-B.Harvey—-D.Walker Qual–Charlie Gay—Brian Harvey. South——————————Marchwood Group1. M.Thatcher—T.Azor–R.Barrett Group2. T.Thorn–J.Hoad–G.Jones Qual–Terry Azor–Trevor Thorn. ——————————————-
As we all know Mike Billinge Died last week after a long illness,He will be a great loss to the game of Billiards as he stood out as one of our finest Referees, always willing to help us lesser reff’s out when required, He showed me once the house that he was born in in Darley Dale,Seems fitting that a Master should be brought up near the home of The Masters eh? A funeral service will be held at Chudleigh Church, Chudleigh ,Devon( TQ130HX ) at 12 noon ,Thursday 15th August 2013 . Tom H