Post by Secretary J.B.B.L. on Nov 8, 2017 19:42:49 GMT
Final preparations are well underway for this years tournament, with tables now on site and in the midst of being prepared for Friday evening. A slight change in the layout for this years room but you can wait until you get there to find out, nothing major, just something to confuse people with 9 years under our belt at the Merton.
A live thread will be available from Friday evening on our Jersey website with scores being posted as soon as they are available to publish - this live thread to also include the International game on Saturday evening (half-time and full-time scores only).
Ok folks, Tommo is following events as they happen, courtesy of Sean's excellent Live Feed on the Jersey website.
Here are the highlights so far in the Doubles being played tonight up to and including the Last 16 Stage:
1st quarter of draw: Sean and Nicki Stratford win a close one vs Sandra and Lorraine Hall; Emma Noel and Jenny Wallace win an equally close one vs Richard Hawes and Stan Orman; Roy Le Page and Terry Kenny win through on a Bye vs Ash and Ken Malorey; Lorin Clough and Dunc Harris beat Gary Evans and Kevin Charlton 7k - 3k; Simon and Stephen Coleman scrape through vs Vinny Mitchell and Richard Arnold by just 40pts over 2 legs; KT and Nipper put out Tupps and Harry the Spider by 6k - 3k (difficult table ?); Neil Higgins and Paul Barnett beat Keith Vibert and Dave Gallichan by 4.5k - 3.5k; Matt Knight and Joe Oakley are convincing winners over Bill Houlton and Paul Newton.
Post by Secretary J.B.B.L. on Nov 10, 2017 21:26:34 GMT
Tommo, thanks for the extra feedback. Keep it coming, I shall rely on you with my postings for commentary. Fast now, as C series (playing now) are straight on for D series, with the winners again straight on for E series, so if updates relax, us in Jersey apologise.
2nd Quarter of Draw: Trevor and Jackie Fitzwilliam win through on a Bye; Jim Millward and Trevor Gallienne are very severe on James Jeanne and Jammes Pallot, sticking 31k past them; Matt Jones and Cliff Slade beat T.J. and Ric by 10k over 2 legs; Alan Gicquel and Fred Jeanne win a nailbiter over James Nicot and Kyle Ingram by 9.9k - 9.2k; Gary Ridley and Roger Taylor are convincing winners over DJ and Darren Robins; Kevin and Bob Hall win the all-Brighton clash vs Dave Reeves and Colin Smith by 9k - 6k; In a clash of the titans, Fitz and the Rooster put out former World Champs Nigel and Marcus 13k - 10k; Whilst Dave Ingram and Ian Cross beat Graham Bisson and Jack Baden by 10k - 5k.
3rd Quarter of Draw: James Whittle and Steve Burns have a good win vs Ian Gordon and Keith Hollis 8.9k - 4.1k; Doug Carswell and Alan Donovan show good form in beating Vince Brown and John-Joe Kelly by 9k; Tom and Luke Oliver beat Geoff Pitt and Judy Saunders by 5k; Alan Le Blond and Barry Le Beuvant are convincing winners over Geoff Powell and Pete Soanes; Kent's Martin and Paula Kemsley win through on a Bye; Champs and The Bullet overcome Sparky and Big Ben 8k - 4k; Curt Driver and Mark Trafford do what they have to do against Heather and Alfie Millward, 10k and 11k (look out if they have to play Jim !!!) Jean and Alan Brackenridge win through in another nailbiter: vs Carruthers and Greensted: 4720 played 4640.
4th Quarter of the Draw: D.C. and John Miller win a good one against Matthew and Scott Malorey 8k - 4k; Wooton and Lloyd show their mettle with a 14k - 3k win over local pair Graeme Le Monnier and Dave Lomax; Paul Lovegrove and Paul Butcher beat Gary and Bob Mechan by 6k - 3k; John Slee and Jim Balchin win a close one, 8k to 7k over Stuart Mepham and Chelle Baden; Ernie and Dawn Jordan win a good one against Gary Naftel and Paul Le Gallez by 8k - 1.6k; Damian Coates partners Geoff Jukes to a good win over two more Surrey stars in Gary Powell and Colin Robbins 8k - 3k; Another clash of the titand sees Paul Sainsbury and Richard Corbould triumph over Colin Southouse and Phil Osborne 14.5k - 5.5k; Finally, Tony Cross and David Jones beat Ros Appleby and Alan Mepham by 9k - 3k.
On to Round Two, and: Sean and Nicki lose to Emma and Jenny 2080-3670; Roy and Terry beat Lorin and Dunc 9610-910; Simon and Stephen lose to KT and Nipper 7340-10130; Neil and Paul beat Matt and Joe 6840-2120.
Trevor and Jackie lose to Jim and Trevor 490-21690; Matt and Cliff lose to Alan and Fred 11k - 13k Gary and Roger beat Kevin and Bob in a close one 7780-7020 Gerry and Mark beat Dave and Ian 10230-4870
James and Steven lose to Doug and Alan 4800-11820 Tom and Luke beat Alan and Barry 9890-3080 Martin and Paula lose to Ian and Bob 2090-17860 Curt and Mark beat Jean and Alan 11540-7400
Dave and John lose to Richard and Gareth 3960-11820 Paul and Paul lose to John and Jim 1540-7020 Ernie and Dawn beat Damian and Geoff 4390-2920 Paul and Richard beat Tony and David 11290-3380
So the Last Sixteen was played: Emma and Jenny Noel lost to Roy Le Page and Terry Kenny 4090-8680 KT and Nipper beat Neil Higgins and Paul Barnett 9700-6910 Jim and Trevor beat Alan Gicquel and Fred Jeanne 21140-40 Gary Ridley and Roger Taylor lost to Fitz and Rooster 3700-8530 Doug Carswell and Alan Donovan lost to Tom and Luke Oliver 3120-3390 Ian Champion and Bob Chapple lost to Curt and Mark 3520-15800 Richard and Gareth beat John Slee and Jim Balchin 12900-4930 Ernie and Dawn Jordan lost to Paul Sainsbury and Richard Corbould 2800-13400
Guernsey maintain their tradition in the World Pairs and Kent also punching above their weight...
Quarter-finals tomorrow (4pm): Roy Le Page and Terry Kenny (Gu) v Kevin Tunstall and Martin Cole (Sus); Jim Millward and Trevor Gallienne (Sus/Gu) v Gerry Fitzjohn and Mark Brewster (Ke); Tom Oliver and Luke Oliver (Gu) v Curt Driver and Mark Trafford (Ke/Ox); Richard Wooton and Gareth Lloyd (Sus) v Paul Sainsbury and Richard Corbould (Ke).
Semi-Finals and Final 7-30pm onwards; The Jersey v England International will follow after (9.30pm).
Excellent work Sean & Tommo, it’s good for absentees like myself to be able to follow the tournament as it progresses. One bizarre stat that has caught my eye is that the total aggregate points scored by the combined opponents of Millward & Gallienne thus far is still less than 1k. Surely nobody has ever advanced so far in a tournament while conceding so few?
Post by Secretary J.B.B.L. on Nov 11, 2017 8:41:36 GMT
Good spot Mark - although a few dropped breaks (albeit small) have assisted. Still a fantastic achievement however.
Singles starts this morning at 9.30am with probably the toughest group of all commencing - Group 8. Scores will be posted from 12pm onwards so radio silent for now (I think I shall have to webcam broadcast next year so everyone catch select a table to watch on the red button!)
Here we go again............. The World Championship Singles has been running all morning and 12 Groups are already resolved:
Group One: 1. Richard Wooton; 2. Paul Newton; 3. John Miller; 4. Emma Noel. Group Two: 1. Harry Barbet; 2. Gary Naftel; 3. Lorraine Hall; 4. Judy Saunders. Group Three: 1. Mark Brewster; 2. Ken Malorey; 3. Dave Lomax; 4. Colin Robbins. Group Four: 1. Tom Oliver; 2. Alan Gicquel; 3. Caroline Jones; 4. Ros Appleby. Group Five: 1. David Jones; 2. Gary Powell; 3. Mat Ogier; 4. Bob Hall. Group Six: 1. Colin Smith; 2. Jean Brackenridge; 3. Marcus Chipman; 4. Ian Cross. Group Seven: 1. Matthew Jones; 2. Sean Stratford; 3. Stephen Coleman; 4. Richard Hawes. Group Eight: 1. Nigel Ryall; 2. Gerry Fitzjohn; 3. Kevin Hall; 4. Bob Le Moignan. Group Nine: 1. Ric Cunningham; 2.Scott Malorey; 3. Jim Greensted; 4. Dave Constable. Group Ten: 1. Andrew Rundle; 2. Dawn Jordan; 3. Graham Sparksman; 4. Paul Le Gallez. Group Eleven: 1. Phil Osborne; 2. Ian Gordon; 3. Trevor Fitzwilliam; 4. Martin Kelmsley. Group Twelve: 1. Paul Sainsbury; 2. Gary Ridley; 3. Colin Southouse; 4. Lorin Clough.
So - some big names to fall include Guernsey's Mat Ogier; Sussex's Kevin Hall, Jim Greensted, Colin Southouse and Bob Hall; Surrey's Colin Robbins and Dave Constable; and Northants' Stephen Coleman and Lorin Clough. But there's always the Plate !
Most impressive performances so far have come from: Richard Wooton (scores of 13,970 and 16.800); Matthew Jones (scores of 15,560 and 12,800); and Paul Sainsbury (one score of 16,150.)
Group Thirteen: 1. Jim Millward; 2. James Pallot; 3. Damian Coates; 4. Cliff Slade. Group Fourteen: 1. Fred Jeanne; 2. Alan Phillips; 3. D J Robins; 4. Ashley Harrison. Group Fifteen: 1. Alan Donovan; 2. Bill Houlton; 3. Richard Arnold; 4. Ben Procter. Group Sixteen: 1. Kevin Tunstall; 2. Alan Brackenridge; 3. Stan Orman; 4. Vince Brown. Group Seventeen: 1. Simon Coleman; 2. Geoff Pitt; 3. Ben Wilding; 4. Vinny Mitchell. Group Eighteen: 1. Tony Brown; 2. Stuart Mepham; 3. Jim Balchin; 4. Heather Millward. Group Nineteen: 1. Nigel Senior; 2. Tony Cross; 3. Tony Jenner; 4. Sandra Hall. Group Twenty: 1. Dave Ingram; 2. Gareth Lloyd; 3. Roger Taylor; 4. John Slee. Group Twenty-one: 1. Stuart Carruthers; 2. Phil Hawkins; 3. Paul Butcher; 4. Keith Vibert. Group Twenty-two: 1. Norman Wilkinson; 2. Keith Hollis; 3. Gary Evans; 4. Doug Carswell. Group Twenty-three: 1. Chris Tupper; 2. Matt Knight; 3. Brian Richards; 4. Jack Baden. Group Twenty-four: 1. Curt Driver; 2. Dunc Harris; 3. Michelle Baden; 4. Sean Le Beuvant.
So - some more big names to fall include Sussex's Tony Jenner, Roger Taylor, Surrey's John Slee, Bucks' Doug Carswell - and Jerseymen Keith Vibert and organiser Sean.
Most impressive performances in this section come from: Jim Millward (one score of 12,660); Kevin Tunstall (one score of 15,580); Alan Brackenridge (one score of 10,090); Nigel Senior (scores of 11,040 and 13,790 Dave Ingram (one score of 13,030) and, stealing the show so far: Curt Driver (scores of 12,440, 11,320 and 19,580.)
Group 25 - 1. Graham Bisson; 2. Alfie Millward; 3. Steve Burns; 4. Richard Corbould. Group 26 - 1. Mark Trafford; 2. Geoff Jukes; 3. Terry Kenny; 4. John-Joe Kelly. Group 27 - 1. Kyle Ingram; 2. James Whittle; 3. Paula Kemsley; 4. Abbey Balchin. Group 28 - 1. Ian Champion; 2. Paul Lovegrove; 3. Bob Mechan; 4. Kim Gallichan. Group 29 - 1. Bob Chapple; 2. James Nicot; 3. Gary Mechan; 4. Peter Soanes. Group 30 - 1. Trevor Gallienne; 2. Joe Oakley; 3. Luke Oliver; 4. Neil Higgins. Group 31 - 1. Dave Reeves; 2. Ernie Jordan; 3. Darren Robins; 4. Paul Barnett. Group 32 - 1. Matthew Malorey; 2. Graeme Le Monnier; 3. Kevin Charlton; 4. Martin Cole. Group 33 - 1. James Jeanne; 2. Roy Le Page; 3. Geoff Powell; 4. Dave Gallichan.
Obvious big name to fall was Martin Cole (watch out for him in the Plate) along with Jersey's Dave Gallichan, Guernsey's Terry Kenny and Luke Oliver; Sussex's Neil Higgins and Paul Barnett; and Oxon's Geoff Powell.
Most impressive performances in this section came from: Mark Trafford (one score of 12,620); Luke Oliver (one score of 10,520); and, looking in fine fettle this year, Trevor Gallienne (scores of 10,390 and 18,310). Also worthy of mention: Alfie Millward of course, Kyle Ingram winning his group, plus the two nice 5ks from young Joe Oakley before he came up against Trevor !
To come: * Pairs Quarter-final results to be advised * (Semi-finals due on at 7.30pm followed by Final and then Jersey v England International) ** Live Draws being performed at present for Main, Plate and International ** *** Two eliminator matches between group runners-up will be played at 5.30pm to decide qualification for either Main or Plate*** (Dunc Harris and James Nicot are the two group runners-up who miss out on the Main)
To come: * Pairs Quarter-final results to be advised * (Semi-finals due on at 7.30pm followed by Final and then Jersey v England International)
Pairs Quarter-finals Roy Le Page and Terry Kenny (Gu) lost to Kevin Tunstall and Martin Cole (Sus); Jim Millward and Trevor Gallienne (Sus/Gu) bt Gerry Fitzjohn and Mark Brewster (Ke); Tom Oliver and Luke Oliver (Gu) lost to Curt Driver and Mark Trafford (Ke/Ox); Richard Wooton and Gareth Lloyd (Sus) bt Paul Sainsbury and Richard Corbould (Ke).
Pairs Semi-Finals Kevin Tunstall & Martin Cole bt Jim Millward & Trevor Gallienne 12990-3450 Curt Driver & Mark Trafford lost to Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd 500-17590 Pairs Final (8.15pm) Kevin Tunstall & Martin Cole bt Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd 15470-0
Congratulations to Kevin and Martin, the new World Pairs Champions !
Ernie Jordan (Bucks) lost to Chris Tupper (Sus) 1950-9030 Alan Brackenridge (Sus) lost to Fred Jeanne (J) 8230-11280 Paul Sainsbury (Kent) bt Paul Newton (J) 10890-2340 Norman Wilkinson (Gu) lost to Harry Barbet (J) 2440-15650 James Pallot (J) lost to Alan Phillips (J) 7790-8180 Stuart Mepham (Sus) bt Jean Brackenridge (Sus) 17150-2150 Ian Gordon (Oxon) lost to Mark Brewster (Kent) 4360-15020 James Jeanne (J) bt Kyle Ingram (Bucks) 21440-1060
Kent's Paul and Mark plus four strong Jersey players through in the top quarter of the draw !
Curt Driver (Kent) bt Tony Cross (Sur) 26410-1600 Keith Hollis (Oxon) lost to Sean Stratford (Oxon) 4900-11770 Jim Millward (Sus) lost to Bob Chapple (Gu) 4910-9310 Andrew Rundle (Gu) lost to Kevin Tunstall (Sus) 6770-10400 (11,55am) Alan Donovan (Bucks) lost to Nigel Senior (Sus) 1570-29410 Alan Gicquel (J) scr.to Tony Brown (Kent) walkover Matthew Knight (Sus) bt Graeme Le Monnier (J) 14080-1910 James Whittle (Sus) lost to Scott Malorey (J) 4770-5790
Two former World Champions (Jim and Graeme) are eliminated; elsewhere Curt and Nigel show some awesome form....
Gary Naftel (Gu) bt Gary Ridley (Sus) 6760-5840 Joe Oakley (Sus) bt Simon Coleman (Nthnts) 10590-5180 Roy Le Page (Gu) lost to Trevor Gallienne (Gu) 7280-12900 Dave Ingram (Sus) bt Dawn Jordan (Bucks) 9390-6520 Ric Cunningham (Sus) lost to Gary Powell (Sur) 2420-9380 Phil Osborne (Sus) bt Paul Lovegrove (Oxon) 9240-4020 Bill Houlton (Hants) lost to Matthew Malorey (J) 6250-8770 Nigel Ryall (J) lost to Dave Reeves (Sus) 4220-6270 Two Guernsey players through; and shocks as Joe Oakley beats England International Simon and Dave Reeves puts out former finalist Nigel Ryall.
(12.35pm) Alfie Millward (Sus) lost to Richard Wooton (Sus) 1810-10060 Phil Hawkins (Berks) lost to Geoff Jukes (Sur) 7210-7830 Mark Trafford (Oxon) bt Ian Champion (Gu) 16600-1800 Geoff Pitt (Berks) bt Graham Bisson (J) 6810-3420 Gareth Lloyd (Sus) lost to Gerry Fitzjohn (Kent) 5070-8270 Colin Smith (Sus) lost to Matthew Jones (Bucks) 340-25740 David Jones (Sur) lost to Tom Oliver (Gu) 2340-13850 Ken Malorey (J) lost to Stuart Carruthers (Sus) 5150-12000
Some shocks in the bottom quarter: Geoff Pitt puts out Jersey's finest Graham Bisson and Lloydy falls to Fitz. World Champ Matthew shows that he is not going to let it go easily and Traffs disposes of strong Guernseyman Champs. Stu Carruthers proves he is one to watch.
Last 32 of the Main due to be played 3pm – 4.20pm. (Split of the players left in: J – 6; Gu – 4; Sus – 11; K – 5; Sur – 2; Ox – 2; Berks – 1; Bucks – 1.)