The 2019 LBBL Master’s tournament will take place on Sunday 1st. December at the Locomotive, commencing at noon. Food items will be available to be purchased throughout the day.
The competition is open to players who have registered to play in this season’s league competition and who also finished in the top 16 rankings of last season’s individual merit table. Last years champion, Nigel Senior has withdrawn from the competition due to his non availability so Dave Hampton moves up into the 16th. place.
The format of the competition will consist of 2 phases;
Phase 1: A group stage with 4 groups of 4 players, each player playing 1 game, against each other player in their group, equal breaks. Phase 2: The top 2 players from each group will enter into the knock out stage.
The top 16 players qualifying from last season's individual merit table are:-
The next 4 players in the individual merit table are designated as reserves and can enter the competition in turn if any of the above 16 players withdraw from the competition.
The detailed rules and schedule for the competition will be issued once all competitors are know. Therefore could those players listed above please indicate no later than November 22nd. whether or not they wish to enter the competition. (a reply to this thread would suffice).
The 16 available players to contest the 2019 LBBL Master's Tournament are listed below. Draw and timetable to be issued in the next day or so.
M Cole (1) B Holt (2) I Lelliott (3) M Knight (4) S Beach (5) G Lewis (6) B Goodwin (7) D Dynes (8) J Oakley (9) R Cunningham (10) S Mepham (11) J Whittle (12) D Hampton (13) T Jenner (14) P Oakley (15) B Richards (16)
Well done to Joe Oakley on being a brilliant and deserved winner of the Littlehampton Masters today. Joe was in excellent form all day going through the day undefeated with plenty of high breaks and scores. He added his name to the distinguished list of champions on the trophy.
Martin Cole was the runner-up, well done to him too. Martin was left to chase 19k in the final after Joe made 15k in his opening break and then added some more. Martin was off fairly early in the second leg to give Joe the title.
Martin had the consolation of the highest break with a brilliant 20k return.
In the semi-finals Joe had beaten James Whittle and Martin had beaten Matthew Knight.
Thanks to Bill Harrison for running a great competition and to Stu Mepham and Reverend Colin Green for providing tables and to Loci for hosting.