Same Rules governing the competition apply as last year: ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Starting time: 12 noon, players to sign in by 11.30am. 2. All games over two legs, aggregate score wins. 3. All players losing their first match will go into the Plate competition. 4. Any tied matches will be decided by a 3 minute timed break. 5. Toss of a coin to decide break, then chase the break, player not having the break in the first game has the break in the second game. 6. Please record the score for each leg on the result sheet provided. 7. Please record any breaks over 3,500 (there will be a trophy for the highest break of the day). 8. First round of Plate will take place after the 1st and 2nd round of the Main competition.
I have found the best way when approaching from the South is: 1. Straight on up the hill after reaching the Angel, Woodhatch crossroads, and down the other side ! 2. Before you reach the town, take the last turning on the right, Lesbourne Road. This road cuts back sharply. 3. Past a pub on the right, past the "no entry" road, look out for Chart Lane on the right, and turn here. 4. A short way along there is an angled crossroads with the Reigate Ex-Services Club on a sort of cliff to the left. 5. Good luck with the parking is all I can say !
........and for those approaching from the North: 1. Exit the M25 at Reigate Hill (Junction 8) and take the A217 leading down into Reigate. 2. Over the railway crossing, then follow the one-way system which leads you out into Bell Street (left turn at T junction) which will now head you due south. 3. Look out for Lesbourne Road on the left, then follow 3) to 5) above.
A most entertaining and enjoyable day culminated in the crowning of Surrey's own Alison Norman as the new BIOC Ladies Champion, when she beat the Ladies Number One Pauline Withey in the Final. (A personal triumph for Ali, in her own words "up to now often the bridesmaid but never the bride")
Here is how the whole day went:
First Round Carla Jolly (Berks) bt Angie Turner (Sur) Margaret Thompson (Sus) bt Bobby Davis (Sur) Colleen Park (Sus) bt Kirsty Jarvis (Ox)
Second Round Carla Jolly bt Margaret Thompson Colleen Park lost to Caroline Jones (Sur) Fiona Doyle (Sur) lost to Denise Wills (Sur) Trish Wadsworth (Sur) lost to Sue Atkins (Ox) Pauline Withey (Ox) bt Hayley Tunstall (Sus) Ros Appleby (Sus) lost to Debz Pearce (Sur) Karen Bacchus (Sur) lost to Genette Nicholls (Sur) Bella Stoner (Sus) w/o Nabila Dinsmore (Sur) Sonia McIntyre (Ox) lost to Jenny Florey (Ox) Jean Brackenridge (Sus) lost to Chris Toner (Hants) Alison Norman (Sur) bt Sheena Wood (Sus) Sandra Race (Sus) w/o Lynne Moyes-Robb (Sus) Lorraine Hamblin (Sur) lost to Joyce Mannell (Hants) Lorraine Hall (Sus) bt Shuana Nicholls (Sur) Melissa Stanbridge(Ox) bt Linda Tidy(Sur)(repl't for Nikki Hinkins,Sus) Cherry Dinsmore (Sur) scratched to Sheila King (Sur)
Third Round Carla Jolly bt Caroline Jones Denise Wills bt Sue Atkins Pauline Withey bt Debz Pearce Genette Nicholls bt Bella Stoner Jenny Florey lost to Chris Toner Alison Norman bt Sandra Race Joyce Mannell lost to Lorraine Hall Melissa Stanbridge bt Sheila King
Quarter-Final Carla Jolly lost to Denise Wills Pauline Withey bt Genette Nicholls Chris Toner lost to Alison Norman Lorraine Hall bt Melissa Stanbridge
Semi-Final Denise Wills lost to Pauline Withey Alison Norman bt Lorraine Hall
FINAL Pauline Withey lost to Alison Norman
Plate First Round Angie Turner lost to Bobby Davis Kirsty Jarvis - Bye
Second Round Bobby Davis bt Kirsty Davis Fiona Doyle lost to Trish Wadsworth Hayley Tunstall bt Ros Appleby Karen Bacchus lost to Bella Stoner Sonia McIntyre lost to Jean Brackenridge Sheena Wood bt Sandra Race Lorraine Hamblin lost to Shuana Nicholls Linda Tidy lost to Sheila King
Quarter-Final Bobby Davis bt Trish Wadsworth Hayley Tunstall lost to Bella Stoner Jean Brackenridge bt Sheena Wood Shuana Nicholls lost to Sheila King
Semi-Final Bobby Davis lost to Bella Stoner Jean Brackenridge bt Sheila King
Final Bella Stoner lost to Jean Brackenridge
Well done to Bobby Davis - Redhill's own octogenarian was eliminated at the first stage by Margo, but then went all the way to the Semi-Final of the Plate with wins over Angie Turner, Kirsty Jarvis and Trish Wadsworth before falling to Bella Stoner. That makes TEN frames of bar billiards - on top of the five she played in the Blind Pairs yesterday ! :o :o :o
Grateful thanks to the Reigate Ex-Services staff, to Colin and Brenda for the catering, to Dave Alder for the delivery/collection of tables, to those who arrived early to set them up, to the table sponsors, to those who kindly donated raffle prizes and to Genette for selling the tickets, and last but not least to Caroline Jones on the Admin Desk ably assisted by master of ceremonies Gary Powell.
Excellently organised and very well run day by Surrey Officials!! Many Congrats to all winners!!
Bar staff friendly and very helpful and service was excellent.
Room was rather dark and a little too small I felt... especially when you look at the wonderful size of the school.. however bar prices and choice was far better..
There was a problem with tables 5 and 4 as they were placed right where the carpet meets the dance floor which causes a substantial ridge under your foot when playing ... especially if you are a short **** :-X like me ;) ;D