I hope that you have had a great season. Please note that the Masters will be on Sunday 12 May 2019 from midday at the Roffey Sports and Social Club.
The format is 16 players in groups of four. In years gone by some players have been unavailable due to work, holiday etc. so I would like to confirm who in the top 24 is available. Please see below list:-
1 Stuart Carruthers 2 Phil Osborne 3 Colin Southouse 4 Dick Cable 5 Micky Fairs 6 Graham Daniels 7 Ben Procter 8 Chip Sawyer 9 Dave Howlett 10 Rob Hall 11 Geoff Parsons 12 Steve Hopkins 13 Iain Tarrant 14 Bob Osborne 15 Rick Langridge 16 Dave Vizor 17 Paul Jobbins 18 Steve Holden 19 Pete Edwards 20 Dave White 21 Steve King 22 Steve Vizor 23 Mark Webber 24 Derek Taylor 25 Ros Appleby 26 Glyn Owen 27 Tony Temple 28 Mick Johnson 29 Brian Marten 30 Graham Sparksman 31 Gordon Carver 32 Rob Jones 33 Ding Johnson 34 John Tidy 35 Johnny Haigh 36 Malcolm Andre
Please could you let me know if you are available.
Final 16 confirmed for masters below. Start time is midday so if you could arrive on time for a prompt start:-
1 Stuart Carruthers 2 Colin Southouse 3 Dick Cable 4 Ben Procter 5 Dave Howlett 6 Rob Hall 7 Steve Hopkins 8 Iain Tarrant 9 Paul Jobbins 10 Steve King 11 Ros Appleby 12 Brian Marten 13 Graham Sparksman 14 Rob Jones 15 Ding Johnson 16 Malcolm Andre
Thanks to Steve Hopkins and the rest of the Horsham committee for running a great event at the Roffey Club yesterday. The day run to time and was well organised. Despite only being able to set-up the tables a couple of hours beforehand Graham Sparksman did his usual superb job of producing four good tables, despite one playing tougher than the others due to problems with the slate. It is also good to see many people there early to help move the tables and people staying to the end to help pack up. Scoring was also made easy with the help of all the players and a couple of people who were there to watch.
Somehow, despite being pushed close in every match, I was able to successfully defend the Horsham Masters. I beat Steve King in a close final, in which I built a lead of 11k from the first leg and watched in the second as Steve kept getting closer and closer to catching me; unfortunately for him he fell just short. Steve had played well all day and won his group ahead of Colin Southouse and beat Rob Hall in the semi-final. I was almost beaten by my teammate Malcolm Andre in my first group game, getting the break back in the last couple of minutes to snatch the win. And after topping the group tried my best to lose the semi-final against Graham Sparksman. After Graham won the first leg 220-190 (Graham missed a ball on 2k, then I pegged 13k) I made a couple of breaks in the second to seal the game, that was until with seconds to go a kick/mis-cue/white moved on a one-up caused the red ball to go straight up the table.... luckily it missed the black peg my millimeters.
Colin peaked slightly too late after finishing second in his group and produced two good performances, including a table play out in the first leg of his semi-final, to win the plate competition beating Dave Howlett in the final.
Again thanks to all for help in producing a great day.
Thanks for a great day anfd echo Stus commente. Clive has kindly said that he will post all the results for the day including the plate results on the Horsham Website. Thanks to Graham, Ian, Paul and Stuart for your support during the day. Thanks Stuart for his spreadsheet which made my life so much easier!!
Post by gandalf the untidy on May 13, 2019 22:44:01 GMT
A nice day at the Roffey SC, well done to all who helped out, seemed to be plenty of scorers and helpers about when needed, its nice to see additional non playing supporters as well, which means Horsham BB is on the right track even though there were plenty of drop outs