Please find the draw and dates for the Horsham Men's Singles Quarter-Finals:
Jim Greensted 2 vs Rob Hall 0 - Tuesday 21st February @ Stout House 8.30pm Ben Procter 1 vs Stuart Carruthers 2 - Monday 13th March @ The Bull 8.00pm Dick Cable 1 vs Clive Thompson 2 - Monday 13th March @ The Bull 9.00pm
Dave Howlett has a bye.
• All matches shall be played on neutral tables and shall be the best of three games. • The first break for games one and two shall be decided by the toss of a coin, with the winner having the choice of break in the first or second. • Even breaks shall be played in the third game, the first break being decided by the toss of a coin. If the player going first has played out more than half the time, and his opponent’s opening break is still in progress when the bar drops further coins may be inserted. However the time allotted will not exceed that of the first player. • Players may not practise on the table on the day of the match. • If a player is unable to play on the date shown can they please contact their opponent at the earlier opportunity and rearrange. Can they also let the Competition Secretary know the details. • If any player/pair fails to turn up within 30 minutes of the start time of their match having not informed either their opponent or the Competition Secretary beforehand they will be eliminated from the competition unless exceptional circumstances prevailed. • If possible can you please arrive early/stay late to score the other match played at the venue that night.
Ben Procter 1 vs Stuart Carruthers 2 - Monday 13th March @ The Bull 8.00pm Dick Cable 1 vs Clive Thompson 2 - Monday 13th March @ The Bull 9.00pm
A good night's play last night at the Bull. Stu very profligate, squandering about 15k over the three frames including BPs in both frames 1 and 3. This he shrugged off, Foxy style, and - with Ben unable to get the coffin lid shut - won with a pressure break of a thousand right at the end. Dick and I had a more sensible encounter, with Dick demonstrating a supreme ability to clear the table at will for the break-back and winning frame 1 at a canter. I however made the most of my chances when presented with the break and the toss in frame 3 was a good one to win.
A good share-out of the scoring duties and occasional banter. Many thanks to the Bull for hosting what turned out to be a late night.