Bye v Terry Kenny Bye v Bob Le Moignan Bob Chapple v Trevor Gallienne Ian Leliott v Jon Bamsey Lorainne Hall v Martin Friend Geoff Pitt v Nigel Senior Ian Moss v Paul Laithwaite Sandra Hall v Dave Hampton
Geoff Jukes v Tony Webster Chris Tupper v Chris Saville Steve Beach v Darren Ogier Terry Girard v Dave Ingram Allen Walker v Mathew Ogier Dave Rowley v Tony Martin Kevin Hall v Steve Walker Jean Brackenridge v Graeme Le Monnier
Gerry Fitzjohn v Keith Hollis Colleen Park v Roy Le Page Bob King v Dave Carliell Craig Carlson v Paul Sainsbury Tony Willis v Peter Wilson Alan Brackenridge v Ben Wilding Alan Duffell v Norman Wilkinson Mat Wilcox v Nick Ogier
Paul Le Gallez v Clive Thompson Andrew Rundle v Paul Dyer Robert Hall v Derek Latham Chris Newson v Keith Sheard Tom Oliver v Ian Champion Michelle Baden v Mark Trafford Chrissie Newson v Martin Smith Curt Driver v Margaret Thompson
Bye v Nigel Senior & Michelle Baden Bye v Steve Walker & Paul Laithwaite Bye v Martin Friend & Allen Walker Darren & Mat Wilcox v Bob Le Moignan & Dave De Jersey Curt Driver & Gerry Fitzjohn v Sandra Hall & Lorraine Hall Martin Smith & Geoff Jukes v Kevin Hall & Robert Hall Bob King & Graeme Le Monnier v Trevor Gallienne & Barry Osborne Dave Ingram & Ian Leliott v Jean Brackenridge & Alan Brackenridge
Bye v Derek Latham & Craig Carlson Bye v Ian Champion & Paul Le Gallez Bye v Roy Le Page & Terry Kenny Keith Sheard & Ian Moss v Mark Trafford & Keith Hollis Chrissie Newson & Chris Newson v Tony Willis & Jon Bamsey Paul Sainsbury & Chris Tupper v Norman Wilkinson & Terry Girard Bob Chapple & Nick Ogier v Tony Webster & Dave Rowley Chris Saville & Clive Thompson v Tom Oliver & Paul Dyer
Good luck to all of the 16 Guernsey players competing in the Masters competition later this evening. Welcome to all of the UK players taking part in the International, singles and pairs and also those few who have traveled all the way over from Jersey You are all welcome and enjoy the tournament. Good cueing everyone
Bob Chapple is the new Guernsey Open champion, who beat Jerseys Bob King in the final In a strong all Channel Islands semi-final line up, four of the Islands best secured the last four places. The England players still suffering from their celebrations after the International win perhaps ? Bob Chapple beat Mat Ogier who had a very good run into the semis. Ian Champion has has a truly brilliant season and was the Guernsey Open Pairs winner with partner Paul Le Gallez. However he could not quite keep his form going and lost to Jerseys Bob King in the other singles semi-final.
Chris Saville won the plate final Further details to follow no doubt. Well done to all who took part and the organisers also.
Two Rangers tables just delivered back to Club and it is not even 9 Colemanator After Ten PintsAM
Congratulations to Bob Chapple on his victory at the Guernsey Open yesterday.
A fascinating final against Bob King, not only because it was Guernsey v Jersey but also the different styles of play with Bob C playing the split shot and Bob K potting. The final ebbed and flowed with players getting and then losing their advantage with vital breaks lost during the course of the match but Bob C sealed his win with an excellent 7k plus break during the second leg to take a well deserved win.
As Stormin has already pointed out, the Guernsey players had a great weekend with Mat Ogier and Ian Champion both reaching the semi-finals whil the quarter-finalists were Geoff Pitt, Dave Ingram, Chris Newson and another Guernsey player Nick Ogier. Dave Ingram won the High Break Award with 11,350 and Lorraine Hall won Ladies High Break with about 4.5k (I think?).
The Home Guernsey players also dominated in the Pairs with Ian Champion and Paul Le Gallez beating Trevor Gallienne and Barry Osborne in a high quality final. Paul Sainsbury & Chris Tupper and Nigel Senior and Michelle Baden were the semi-finalists and Martin Friend & Allen Walker, Curt Driver & Gerry Fitzjohn, Roy Le Page & Terry Kenny and Bob Chapple & Colleen Park the quarter-finalists. Mark Trafford & Keith Hollis beat Ian Lelliott and Dave Ingram in the Pairs Plate Final.
As always it proved to be a great weekend and the Rocquettes Hotel looked after us very well, our thanks go to everybody involved in organising and running the weekend, especially Luke, Tom and Sue Oliver for their great work on the Admin Desk and the people who set up the tables this year which seemed very good this year.... a final thanks must go to Bob Le Moignan who was always available to help and (once again) picked us up and took us back to the airport.
Hope to see everybody there again next year, Colleen says that there are only 363 sleeps until the next Guernsey Open weekend!
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!)
A very memorable weekend - last year was the first one we missed, but Guernsey 2014 reminded us what an all-round enjoyable experience is to be had.
BB Warrior has provided an accurate report on the weekend's main achievers, so not too much to add on that front, but first of all well done to him on a 'treble success' of Runner-up in the Pairs Plate (with Ian Lelliott) and Quarter-Finalist in the Singles (Main Competition) and Mens Highest Break of 11k. And well done to Lorraine Hall for achieving the Ladies Highest Break (with just a couple of hundred more than Sandra's). The prize money is always very generous over here and they pay down to the last sixteen - which sorted our cattery fees. We owe a dept of gratitude to the sponsor: 'a very private man who prefers to maintain his anonymity'. Hmmm.
A big WELL DONE to Guernsey players in general, who followed up last weekend's Inter-Insular triumph over Jersey with a creditable performance against England on Saturday night. And then after providing both sets of Pairs finalists on Saturday they provided an amazing THREE of the four Singles semi-finalists on Sunday: A great treble indeed, with a good 'double' for Champs (he of Cilla Black's Blind Date fame) of Winner of the Pairs and Semi-Finalist in the Singles.
We had a "Two Bob" Final with the usual "I bet you any money that Bob wins" jokes. Big well done to the victorious Bob Chapple and to the runner-up, Jersey's Bob King .
Other notes from the weekend's play: The tables were all excellent, fast and true, with 5 of the 8 being the synthetic Speedcloth. The Draw brought quite a few top-line players up against each other which did make for a stronger-than-usual Plate. A scan of the room whilst the Quarter-Finals were being played revealed five of them were England Internationals !
So all the more cause for a pat on the back to Sav for coming through the pack to clinch the Plate (from Dover and Deal teammate Craig Carlsson). He looked absolutely knackered by the end, and understandably so as I worked out he played a total of 24 frames over the weekend - 12 on the Saturday and 12 on the Sunday !
Finally, well done to the organisers - once again a first class job.