With week one out the way I can say that the atmosphere down The Fox was great, but SERIOUS! There was many a swear words and balls banged on the table (myself included) with all players struggling to get to grips with a difficult fox table. Roll on week 2!
2011 - Inter Area under 22's winner 2012 - Under 25's Highest break- 15030 2013 - British Pairs Open Q/F, Sussex Open Winner, First England Match 2014 - Inter Area Under 25's Runner Up, British Pairs Open Plate Winner, Northants Individual Runner Up, Northants Pairs Winner, AEBBA Under 25's Winner. 2015 - EA 4 Pin Plate Winner, Oxford Q/F
All Week1 matches now complete and league tables are fully up to date.
A perfect start for: Johnny George & Stephen Coleman in The Premier Division; Chas Peel & Jim Thomson in Div1; Stevie Anscombe & Ben Foster in Div2; Dave Evans & Rob Scarrott in Div3; Mary Leeming in Div4.
As we roll into the last couple of weeks in The Northants Masters there is much to play for.
In the Prem it is still very close at the top although Johnny George is looking favourite to scoop the title and the high break prize. The runner up is anyone's as is the highest aggregate although Andy Chamber's currently leads this.
In Div1 it is also close between Lorin & Jim T at the top and could come down to the last game. Cloughie heads the high break and highest aggregate charts.
Division 2 shows Matt Thomson with one hand in the trophy. Are his rivals only now playing for runners up?
Dave Evans is enjoying similar success in Division 3 - but can somebody finish with a late flourish to spoil the party?
Mary is now officially wobbling in Division 4! After a perfect start and being the last player to hold a perfect record in the whole tournament, she has suffered two consecutive defeats and can now be overtaken by Alan T and Chris B. This one looks like it will go all the way to the last match!
All in all there is still plenty of interest for all the players so let's see the fabulous atmospheres continue into the last two weeks of the competition!