Here is the draw for the Oxfordshire Open which takes place at Didcot Conservative Club on Saturday 13th February 2010.
Please let me or Peetee know of any glaring errors - I'm sure you will!!
I thought the last quarter of the draw looked interesting..... cheers Tony
Round 1 10.45 P Withey v S McIntyre 10.45 K Hollis v J Parsons 10.45 P Collins v G Powell 10.45 A McIntyre v S Sheard 10.45 T Willis v D Atkins 10.45 S Ellam v B Lovegrove 10.45 S Florey v J Bamsey 12.15 J Cole S Race
Winners of round 1 above are incorporated into round 2 below in italics
Round 2 10.45 D Tooke v J Florey 11.30 I Moss v M French 12.15 B Kerr v R Hall 12.15 D France v P Soanes
11.30 M Turner v S Atkins 1.45 P Welch v N Senior 1.00 S Florey or J Bamsey v J Cole or S Race 11.30 H Tunstall v B Daniels
1.45 C Toner v L Radford 1.45 D Skinner v C Park 1.00 T Willis or D Atkins v B Radford 1.00 L Hall v S Ellam or B Lovegrove
12.15 P Butcher v M Thompson 11.30 T Martin v F Cox 12.15 C Martin v D Ingram 12.15 M Trafford v M Brewster
1.00 C Thompson v A Lowe 11.30 S Stratford v D Dewdney 1.45 K Hall v R Wooton 1.45 Pete Sainsbury v A McIntyre or S Sheard
12.15 M Jones v R Dewdney 1.00 P Collins or G Powell v G Fitzjohn 1.45 L Beer v I Lelliot 1.00 K Hollis or J Parsons v P Ewins
1.00 C Newson v J Scoones 11.30 J O’Farrell v A Skinner 12.15 K Tunstall v L Stratford 11.30 I Major v C Bateman
1.00 K Sheard v C Driver 1.45 Paul Sainsbury v P Withey or S McIntyre 1.45 C Reeves v R McDonnell 11.30 C Winstone v P Burton
Well done Nigel on winning this Open and also taking over the Number 1 spot at the top of the rankings. 8-) I'm sure KT will be like a wounded animal now and try everything to get his No1 position back.
Other prize winners were.....Highest Men's break Steven Sheard 20,800, Highest Ladies break Jenny Florey :-* 8,000+ (but still lost to Ian Moss :o), Furthest Lady Chris Toner :-* last 16 and in the raffle I won a box of Milk Tray (Man in Black) that I gave to Lin for a Valentines gift. ::) ;D
Well done to Pete E/Tony/Dave/Pete S on organizing the day, it was a shame that the day was marred with problems with the format, as quite a few matches were changed from one table to another just before we were about to play. :( It was very kind of Pete Sainsbury to go up and offer his help and do the format for the later rounds, we all thank him for that. Please remember in future that there's nothing wrong with asking for help in this department, as there are experts who would be happy to help in doing a format for you, none more so than Nigel Senior who does the formats for the AEBBA, or even Mark Trafford who successfully did the format for the Oxfordshire Open for the last two years or so.
The tables were excellent with some very big breaks made. The best match that I watched was between Pete Sainsbury & my son Steven on table 3, Pete made two big breaks to set a total of over 18,000, Steven replied with 20,800...brilliant.
All in all though I had a very enjoyable day with one or two pints of lovely John Smiths. :P ::)
My first Oxford Open ! Congratulations to the winners and to the organisers, and for what they are worth, some first impressions:
The distance: has always put me off in the past, because "Oxford" to me means a round journey of 200 miles. But it isn't, Didcot being quite some miles to the south, so from Crawley it's only 80 miles each way, and each journey took exactly 2 hours. No further really than Princes Risborough (for the Bucks, which I've been to four times). So I urge others to make the effort if you can.
The venue: the Con Club is within a converted timbered barn and you can pick out the trusses, braces, beams and cross-members should you be interested in that sort of thing. Food was excellent (double filled jacket potatoes for £3-50 - can't argue with that !) and service with a smile.
The tables: seemed to play excellently, some big breaks on the day, and no-one (that I heard, anyway !) complaining about 'not being able to get the break'. How it should be.
The organisation: despite a couple of blips mentioned above by Milko, and the schedule running about half-an-hour late, you can't blame them for that as getting scorers to score games was more difficult than it should have been. So congratulations to Pete Ewins, Tony Willis and Dave Tooke (and Pete Soanes, Raffle) for running a super event so smoothly. See you next year. 8-)
PS Smart and sophisticated Programme too, courtesy of Tony, I believe. 8-)
Hosted by Den and Sue Atkins... and wow being an early bird to bed sort of person normally ( except at half-term) I have to say, Den playing in the band was well worth staying up for anyday !!
Congratualtions Nigel... first Open taken by you in 2010. I am sure though that Kev will give you a run for your money to be on top during the year ;D ;) ::)
Venue great and thank you to the organisers on both days... you were great :-* Food was good and on both days, which was the best bonus, you could eat when you wanted to..our thanks here.. Bar staff were excellent !!
A very well run tournament Pete and to others congratulations!!
Now the dust has settled I would like to thank everyone for their support. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Tony Willis and Dave Tooke for helping me run the day. A special mention also to Pete Soanes, and Jenny Parsons for running the raffle which raised £208 :)