Just got in after staying till the end (2 buses, both late, 1 missed connection, arrived home cold and wet)
These were the players left in the closing stages:
Last 16: Christian Cox bt Damian Coates Mark Trafford bt Bob Osborne Doug Carswell bt Chris Tupper Paul Sainsbury bt Martin Pellett Joe Elleson bt Chris Oakley Kevin Tunstall bt Richard Corbould Matt Jones bt Ian Lelliott David Jones bt Tony Jenner
Last 8: Trafford bt Cox Sainsbury bt Carswell Tunstall bt Elleson M Jones bt D Jones
S/Finals Sainsbury bt Trafford M Jones bt KT
The Final - a corker ! Matt kicked off with 20k : enough to win surely ? No, Paul answered with a chanceless 22k to win the Surrey Open, congratulations to him.
Geoff Jukes won the Plate, beating Barry Radford in the Final. Traffs won the highest break award, for a 22k-plus earlier.
An excellent day, the tables played brilliantly enabling high scoring, and the odd surprise was thrown up too. Great to see some youngsters fulfilling their promise, notably Christian Cox and Chris Oakley from West-Sussex, But what about Redhill's Joe Elleson ? Has only two seasons of League play under his belt and makes the quarter-finals - it took someone as good as KT to beat him ! He even had a punt on himself in the Tipsters as he felt himself good value for 300 points !
The usual thank yous are in order for the putter-uppers and taker-downers, bar staff and Colin for the catering, Dave and Caroline on the Admin Desk and Martin Pellett for overall organisation.