A reminder for next Saturday (5th July) for Redhill people and any outside guests lucky to have received an invite. ;D ;D ;D
This is a fun competition, held annually at the Limes, South Merstham (great pub). Mine Hosts are Jason Wadsworth and the lovely Trisha. Competition organisers Dave and Caroline Jones and John Childs.
The entry is hopefully 48, and they start off by doing a draw, everyone goes in either Pool A, Pool B or Pool C. Each of the 16 Triples thus drawn at random is put into one of four groups, and you play against the other 3 triples in your group, then there's quarterfinals, semifinals and the grand Final. And of course a Plate competition.
The C-rated player in the combi has 1st break in first prelim game, the B player first go in the 2nd game and the A player goes first in the 3rd game. At all times 2000 is the maximum break, if you go over you not only lose the break but have to wear this stupid donkey hat until someone else does similar or has a black peg to take it off you.
It's usually a great day with lots of see-sawing in fortune (and ee-awing !) and the inevitable great banter.
Play starts at midday (prompt !) and finishes around 8pm.
An excellent day as usual, and I will expand on this report when I get the chance.
Finals (- 40 minute games).
Plate: Paul Reece/Sandra Race/Daryl Clark beat Baz Symons/Tom Hyder/Trisha Wadsworth.
Main: Jim Greensted/Alan Nicholls/Karl Carrington beat Clive Thompson/Sally Mortimer/Connor McKee.
So it can be seen that BigJimSilverFox's team were triumphant, over tommo - more than ably assisted by the teenager Connor plus Sally Mortimer who played superbly throughout the day: In one game a record score of 13k was made, and 10k of those were from the cue of Sally !
Frank Doyle/Jon Childs/Claire McKee lost to Paul Reece/Sandra Race/Daryl Clark.
Main: Andy Farmer-Wright/Adam Bateup/Nikki Hinkins lost to Clive Thompson/Sally Mortimer/Connor McKee;
Jim Greensted/Alan Nicholls/Karl Carrington bt Mark Fraser/Pete Nicholls/Sammie Mortimer.
Finals - 35 minute games.
Plate: Paul Reece/Sandra Race/Daryl Clark beat Baz Symons/Tom Hyder/Trisha Wadsworth;
Main: Clive Thompson/Sally Mortimer/Connor McKee lost to Jim Greensted/Alan Nicholls/Karl Carrington.
Apart from a big “well done” to all the competitors taking part (which included several guests from Mid Sussex), big “thank yous” also to Jason for running the event (the logistics of which meant that he had to miss out in taking part in the competition himself); Dave Jones for setting up the tables (two easy ones and two difficult !); and Colin Robbins for supplying hot meals throughout the day (and again, like Jason, unable to participate).
As was the case last year, perhaps the best bit about the day was seeing so many youngsters willing to give the competition a go – they are, after all, the future of the game.