Hopefully, they will now extend the closing date then (which is shown as yesterday on the Entry Form! :o) to allow a few more people to enter. 8-)
Well spotted ! And the change in entry fee too ! And you are right, the first time anyone had seen a form was at last weekend's SCBBA I'league.
Of course, the close date will have to be extended, and I would expect entries to be accepted right up to the date the draw will be performed, which would be our next Committee Meeting (Thurs 26th March).
If Pauline etc would prefer not to wait for the form to appear on here, I will be willing to send them a downloadable version by eMail Just PM me with the eMail address to send to.
Just got in from some 300 miles on the road today, will post the form up tomorrow,
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News update on this competition. ========================
Draw was performed tonight, at a Committee meeting of the Redhill League (chaired by Gary Powell) - for 28 entrants and 4 Byes. Entry will be extended in case and until the 'Byes' can be filled, and they will go into the draw to replace the Byes in chronological order of late entry received. The Draw will be notified to all known eMail addresses for the ladies who have entered. I will also post the Draw on here sometime on Monday once we have received the eMail from Gary.
Rules and other factors governing the competition. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Starting time: 12 noon on Sunday 5th April at the Frenches Club, Redhill. Players to sign in by 11.30am. 2. All games over two legs, aggregate score wins. 3. All players losing their first match will go into the Plate competition. 4. Any tied matches will be decided by a 3 minute timed break. 5. Toss of a coin to decide break, then chase the break, player not having the break in the first game has the break in the second game. 6. Please record the score for each leg on the result sheet provided. 7. Please record any breaks over 3,500 (there will be a trophy for the highest break of the day). 8. First round of Plate will take place after the 1st and 2nd round of the Main competition.
THE BAR WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY, AND FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 11AM UNTIL 5PM.
Entry will be extended in case and until the 'Byes' can be filled, and they will go into the draw to replace the Byes in chronological order of late entry received.
As of last night we had lost another lady from the line-up, and nobody had come forward to fill the Byes, so - Ros - you're in. Just turn up on Sunday with your cue (and entry fee) 11.30am at the Frenches.
Good luck to all the ladies tomorrow - going for a very prestigious ladies trophy.
Any report/ photos would be appreciated as I can put them in the AEBBA newsletter
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A stupendous last event was held at the Frenches Club today. Lorraine Hall is the new British Isles Ladies Open Champion - she beat Jean Brackenridge in a very close final. (Scores to be added later, but from a spectator's point of view Lorraine led by 7k to 3k in the first leg and in the second one Jean had 7k on the board before Lorraine staged a comeback. As the bar went, a count-up was made and it was found that Lorraine was just 150 behind. She kept her cool to pot the last few balls that remained to lift the Championship.)
In the Semi-finals of the Plate, Sandra Race beat Ros Appleby and Denise Wills beat Lorraine Hamlin to make for a tense and entertaining final with Sandra triumphant over Denise.
In the Main competition Semi-final, Lorraine (Hall) staged another one of her magnificent comebacks to beat the title-holder, Oxford's Pauline Withey who held a 7k advantage from the first leg. Jean beat Hayley Tunstall in the other Semi. Jean also took the trophy for the highest break of the day.
Here's the full transcript for the Main competition:
1st Round (double games): Karen Bacchus - Bye Shuana Nicholls bt Bobbie Davis Lorraine Hall bt Jenny Abbott Sandra Race lost to Sheila King Caroline Jones - Bye Pauline Withey bt Ros Appleby Jenny Bush lost to Bella Stoner Colleen Park bt Genette Nicholls Sheena Wood - Bye Melissa Stanbridge bt Chrissie Butler Margaret Thompson lost to Hayley Tunstall Lorraine Hamlin lost to Fiona Doyle Alison Norman - Bye Denise Wills lost to Jean Brackenridge Jenny Edwards bt Lynne Moyes Robb Trish Wadsworth lost to Angie Turner
Second Round (double games): Karen Bacchus bt Shuana Nicholls Lorraine Hall bt Sheila King Caroline Jones lost to Pauline Withey Bella Stoner lost to Colleen Park Sheena Wood bt Melissa Stanbridge Hayley Tunstall bt Fiona Doyle Alison Norman lost to Jean Brackenridge Jenny Edwards bt Angie Turner
Quarter-finals (double games): Karen Bacchus lost to Lorraine Hall Pauline Withey bt Colleen Park Sheena Wood lost to Hayley Tunstall Jean Brackenridge bt Jenny Edwards
Semi-finals (double games): Lorraine Hall bt Pauline Withey Hayley Tunstall lost to Jean Brackenridge
FINAL (double game): Lorraine Hall bt Jean Brackenridge
Just to add some words of thanks regarding the last-ever one-day event staged at the Frenches Club, which closes for ever next month.
Grateful thanks to the Frenches Club staff, to Colin and his team of caterers; To Brian and Tony for the supply of tables, to those who arrived early to set them up, and to the table sponsors; To Caroline and David Jones on the Admin Desk for arranging the format and running it to a smooth schedule; to those who kindly donated prizes for the raffle; To Pauline Withey, Jenny Abbott and Melissa Standbridge who made the long journey down from Oxford to play; And last but not least to my Redhill teammate Gary Powell who worked his socks off all weekend.