The first Redhill one-day event on the calendar will be staged at the new venue St Nicholas School, Merstham on Saturday 23rd January 2010 (11.30am for 12 noon start) hopefully with a 24 Pairs line-up. (£5 a Pair, gentlemen are expected to pay)
1 player in each combo must be a player registered with the RDBBL. Maximum break is 3k throughout, all Ladies to break off first.
Usually a great competition. Main and 'Plate' also. Hot food will be available all afternoon.
The first event on the calendar using hire of AEBBA-owned tables went off successfully (thanks for the delivery by Dave Alder, don't forget to pick em up again, m8 !) ;D
And congratulations to (BB Warrior) Dave Ingram and partner (DA-DM) Colleen Park, who emulated the achievement of Kev Hall and Sandra Race last year, by winning the Redhill 2010 One-Day Mixed Pairs at the first attempt. Consolation for the "Chunkey Monkeys" in winning the Plate this time....
Mama Hall and BigJimSilverFox were worthy Runners-up in the Main after a close final, and likewise Josie and D.C. in the Plate.
GROUP A 1st - Denise and Laurie 2nd - Margo and K.T. 3rd - Sally and Geoff 4th - Josie and D.C. also played - Trish and Gary; Lorraine and Thomas; Abbie and Jason.
GROUP B 1st - Jan and Gary 2nd - Colleen and Dave 3rd - Sue and Terry 4th - Nonnie and Richard also played - Amy and Mike; Debz and Chris; Bobbie and Barry.
GROUP C 1st - Caroline and David 2nd - Alison and Colin 3rd - Hayley and Clive 4th - Fiona and Frank also played - Sho and Alan; Sheila and Mick; Sharron and Richard.
GROUP D 1st - Lorraine and Jim 2nd - Colin and partner 3rd - Genette and Pete 4th - Sandra and Kevin also played - Anita and Mark; Nabela and Aaron; Sharon and John.
Quarter-finals: Denise and Laurie lost to Colleen and Dave; Caroline and David lost to Colin and partner; Jan and Gary beat Margo and K.T.; Lorraine and Jim beat Alison and Colin.
Semi-Finals: Colleen and Dave bt Colin and Sue Jan and Gary lost to Lorraine and Jim
FINAL (over 2 legs): Colleen and Dave bt Lorraine and Jim
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THE PLATE. Quarter-finals: Sally and Geoff bt Nonnie and Richard; Hayley and Clive lost to Sandra and Kevin; Sue and Terry lost to Josie and D.C.; Genette and Pete bt Fiona and Frank
Semi-Finals: Sally and Geoff lost to Sandra and Kevin Josie and D.C. beat Genette and Pete.
Final (over 2 legs): Sandra and Kevin bt Josie and D.C.
Once again, a great competition with 28 Mixed Pairs giving their all in the Group Stages of 7 teams playing all-play-all and then Quarterfinal, SemiFinal and Final knockout stages, Cup and Plate, with the Finals being over two frames.
Thanks to Dave and Caroline Jones for running it, and to the venue and their caterers, and to Colin Robbins for the bar, Sheila King for organising the Raffle, and to Master of Ceremonies Gary Powell.
As Tommo pointed out, it was the first time that Colleen and I have played in this event and we both found that the format and restricted breaks gave us lots of close, competitive games all played in the wonderful spirit of people who were there to enjoy themselves...... and the game itself. ;D
Our thanks to all of the organisers for all of their hard work, especially Dave & Caroline Jones on the Admin Desk, Terry & Sue Oakley for sponsoring the trophies, everybody involved in setting the tables up, Colin & his bar team and the School "Dinner Ladies" who offered a good choice of food including the now legendary Butterscotch Tart! 8-)
Commiserations to Lorraine & Jim, who played superbly all day and gave us a really good close-fought final..... and congratulations to the "Chunky-Monkeys" for winning the Plate Competition. ;)
One final thank you, to my partner Colleen who played superbly all day...... :-* :-*
World Champion - 2014 Oxon Open Winner - 2014 AEBBA Mixed Pairs Winner - 2014 (with Colleen Park) Highest Break - 23,930 (Brighton League @ Albion Fishersgate 18/05/2016) Bucks Plate Winner - 2009 & 2010 (The ONLY player to ever "successfully" defend a Plate Competition!)