The first Redhill one-day event on the calendar is being staged at St Nicholas School, Merstham tomorrow, Saturday 29th January 2011 (11.30am for 12 noon start) hopefully with a 28 Pairs line-up. (£5 a Pair, gentlemen are expected to pay).
1 player in each combo must be a player registered with the RDBBL. Maximum break is 3k throughout, all Ladies to break off first.
Usually a great competition, involving all standards of player. 'Plate' competition as well as 'Main'. Hot food will be available all afternoon from the Canteen, and Mr Robbins is doing the bar.
Hayley Tunstall and Clive Thompson followed in the footsteps of Kevin Hall and Sandra Race (2009) and Dave Ingram and Colleen Park (2010) in winning the Redhill One-Day Mixed Pairs in an all-South Park final. Runners-up were Dave Constable and ‘blast from the past’ Tracy Bird, whilst Sheila King and Ian Greensted beat Lorraine Hamblin and Tony Cross in the Plate final.
GROUP A 1st – Nonie and Jason (5pts) 2nd – Tracy and D.C (5pts) 3rd – Sheila and Ian (5pts) 4th – Jo and Colin (3pts) also played – Fiona and Keith; Amy and Mick; Sharon and Barry
GROUP B 1st – Denise and Laurie (5pts) 2nd – Caroline and David (5pts) 3rd – Anita and Mark (3pts) 4th – Debz and Pete F (3pts) also played – Nabila and Aaron; Rebecca and Martin; Trish and Richard W
GROUP C 1st – Margo and Kevin (5pts) 2nd - Alison and Matthew (4pts) 3rd – Sally and Geoff (3pts) 4th – Linda and Karl (3pts) also played – Colleen and Dave; Sharron and Roland; Angie and Richard P
GROUP D 1st – Jan and Gary (6pts) 2nd – Hayley and Clive (4pts) 3rd – Lorraine and Tony (4pts) 4th – Stephanie and Jim (3pts) also played – Genette and Pete N; Shuana and Alan; Sacha and Baz
Quarter-finals: Nonie and Jason bt Caroline and David Margo and Kevin lost to Hayley and Clive Denise and Laurie lost to Tracy and D.C. Jan and Gary bt Alison and Matthew
Semi-Finals: Nonie and Jason lost to Hayley and Clive Tracy and D.C. bt Jan and Gary
FINAL (over 2 legs): Hayley and Clive bt Tracy and D.C.
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THE PLATE. Quarter-finals: Sheila and Ian bt Debz and Pete F Sally and Geoff bt Stephanie and Jim Anita and Mark lost to Jo and Colin Lorraine and Tony bt Linda and Karl
Semi-Finals: Jo and Colin lost to Lorraine and Tony Sheila and Ian bt Sally and Geoff
Final (over 2 legs): Lorraine and Tony lost to Sheila and Ian
Once again, a great competition with 28 Mixed Pairs giving their all in the Group Stages of 7 teams playing all-play-all and then Quarterfinal, SemiFinal and Final knockout stages, Cup and Plate, with the Finals being over two frames. (Good to see Sharron Balcombe up and about and wielding a cue again after a long illness.)
Thanks to Dave and Caroline Jones for running the event smoothly - on schedule – no hitches, and to the venue and their caterers, and to Colin Robbins for the bar, those organising the Raffle, and to Master of Ceremonies Gary Powell. And last and not least, to Dave Alder and Co for the table supply. All seemed in tip-top order and were beautifully set up, which bodes well for the Team event tomorrow.
..............and of course Cheers to Sir KT for loaning me Lady H who played superbly all day. 8-) :-*
.......forgot.......had to laugh: wondered why all the younger female members were gathered near the bar giggling. Then realised, at the end of the corridor was the mens changing rooms - naked bodies flashing by at regular intervals. :o The younger females were soon ousted by their more mature counterparts, but with an equal amount of giggling............... ;D Sheila, I'm surprised at you, but Denise was rather peeved to have been playing at the time and missed out!