All England Teams result Oct 22, 2007 16:01:41 GMT
Post by NigelS on Oct 22, 2007 16:01:41 GMT
sirkt said:Well done to the Nelson from Oxford on winning the A.E. Team Championship & Pauline for the Ladies Open.
Perhaps we could have a more detailed report from someone please :P
Give us a chance Kev...it has been a long weekend.
Here is a more detailed account of the bar billiards on Sunday.
Despite Northants getting a bit lost, 9 teams made it to Reading to contest the All England Team Champs.
Favourites were the entries from the Nelson (Oxon) who won in 2005 as the Morris Motors, the Brewery Tap (Sussex) who were runners up last year, and the Caversham WMC (Berks) recent winners in 2001 & 2004. There were also dark horses the South Park Con Club (Surrey) who were runners up in 2005
The teams were split into a group of 4 and a group of 5. The Nelson avoided the Brewery Tap and Caversham going into Group 1.
Team P W L Score Player Ave Pts
1 Nelson, Oxford, Oxon 3 3 0 108,700 7,247 14
2 British Queen, Portsmouth, Hants 3 2 1 57,150 3,810 7
3 White Swan, Connington, Cambs 3 1 2 57,200 3,813 7
4 Bricklayers Arms, High Wycombe, Bucks 3 0 3 43,440 2,896 2
The Nelson were comfortable in this group only dropping one leg. Johnny George's Camb team the White Swan started promisingly with a 4-1 win against the Bucks team but then crashed 4-1 to the Nelson. The British Queen from Hants lost their opener 5-0 to the Nelson but fought back well to take 2nd in their group with 4-1 and 3-2 wins in their last two matches.
Team P W L Score Player Ave Pts
1 Caversham WMC, Reading, Berks 4 3 1 130,100 6,505 14
2 South Park Con Club, Reigate, Surrey 4 3 1 89,150 4,458 12
3 Brewery Tap, Brighton, Sussex 4 2 2 128,360 6,418 12
4 White Hart, Rusthall, Kent 4 2 2 59,680 2,984 8
5 Victoria Inn, Northampton, Northants 4 0 4 40,010 2,001 4
A few more twists and turns in this group. the Brewery Tap started well with a 4-1 win over the Victoria Inn from Northants The South Park Con Club (Surrey) fresh from their limo journey had a good start with a 3-2 win over the White Hart from Kent.
The Brewery Tap then took on the Caversham WMC and went 2-1 down after wins by Paul Sainsbury and Keith Lewendon over Nigel Senior and Gareth Lloyd respectively. It would have been 3-0 but Richard Wooton chased down a 7k opener by Terry Vallis. However Dave Alder repayed the favour by chasing down a similar defecit to defeat Chris Reeves and tony Walsh made it 4-1 beating Marc Chipman.
The South Park Con Club went into pole position with a 5-0 over the Northants side, and Caversham almost unbelievably slipped up against Kent losing 3-2 opening the door to their two rivals
Caversham recovered well to beat South Park 4-1 in the next series and the Tap gave themsleves a chance with a 5-0 win against Kent. With one series to go the Tap and Caversham were tied on 10, South Park on 9.
Caversham were favourties now and beat the Northants side 4-1. A 3-2 win by South Park over the Brewery Tap was not good enough for either side and through went Caversham to the final.
Nelson 3 - 2 Caversham WMC
Kevin Godfrey 2,920* - 2,020 Terry Vallis
Pauline Withey 1,450 - 6,270* Tony Walsh
Keith Sheard 2,670*- 9,650 Dave Alder
Ray Sturgess 8,310 - 520* Keith Lewendon
Steven Sheard 6,070 - 1,860 Paul Sainsbury
Pauline won the toss and opted for breaks in games 1 and 3. Games 1 and 2 went according to plan with Kevin Godfrey and Tony Walsh both winning for their teams. However with Ray Sturgess beating Keith Lewendon, Keith Sheard slipped up with the break and lost to an in-form Dave Alder who made the score 2-2
The final game was between two England players Steven Sheard and Paul Saisbury. Steven missed early but Paul pegged his 4k reply, Steven made no mistake second time around and 6k was enough to seal the title for the Nelson ( and spared his dad's blushes).
Four players were unbeaten on the day, Kevin Godfrey, Ray Sturgess and Steven Sheard form the Nelson and also Venon Sparkes from South Park. Keith Sheard had the best break of 10,220 (the only one of 10k plus), The top average?, that went to a certain Nigel Senior who averaged 11,025 for his 4 games.
Well done the Nelson who must pick the trophy up from the Horse & Harrow and remember to return it next year :D