wallingford B bt Northampton A 6-4. A superb match played in a great spirit throughout . After winning 3-2 at home it was always going to be difficult at rushden. So to win 3-2 away was a v.good result.
Jon Scoones 4990 beat Bob Pincombe 1900 Bert Lovegrove 7280 beat Ian Gordon 2080 Chris Iagoe 2120 beat Sid Ponting 1320 Dave Kilworth 1800 lost to Adam Thorn 4440 Frank Cox 1060 lost to Craig Mace 4030
Wallingford D (17250) 3 - Oxford C (13770) 2
2nd Leg @ Kennington Sports & Social Club
Ian Gordon 6050 beat Chris Iagoe 2100 Bob Pincombe 1830 beat Angie McIntyre 460 Adam Thorn 6520 beat Chris Bateman 2530 Craig Mace 640 lost to Jon Scoones 5520 Sid Ponting 3750 beat Arthur McIntyre 2540
Wallingford B v Witney A (Second Leg) at Berinsfield Club
Pete Welch 10,620 v 2830 Terry Cook Gary Johnson 6290 v 3780 Jon Bamsey Pete Burton 2230 v 4620 Tony Willis Simon Ellam 10,530 v 360 Bill Keenan Paul Lawson 200 v 12,060 Roger Bowen
Witney A 5 v 5 Wallingford B Witney A 59,770 v 55410 Wallingford B Witney A win on aggregate. Roger Bowen played a superb last game, having to win by 7500. His opening break of c11,000 secured the win for us. No mean feat on a table on which, I understand, he is only the second player ever to go in with a winning score. Well done Roger and the Witney A team. Hitherto Wallingford B have proved to be our nemesis in this competition. Having lost to them in the final last year and in the rounds of the competition the previous year, indeed never having won a game on the Berinsfield table, let alone a leg, made this result all the more rewarding.
Many congratulations to the Wallingford A team who beat Witney A 6-4 over the two legs.
Witney lost the match at Hailey, going down to a rare home defeat by 4 to 1, with the two home players playing appallingly with the break. We went to Didcot Tory Club with little hope and I was drawn on first against the World Champ, Phil Collins - oh well we thought. However, uncharacteristically, Phil broke down at about 600 and I got the break straight back and put up nearly 10K before tapping on. Terry Cook then lost to Colin Martin and Bill Keenan took the next for Witney to make it 2-1 to the away team. Dennis Atkins on next with the break and with Jon Bamsey waiting with the break in the last, Witney were hoping for an early slip-up. Dennis played very steadily and although he missed at around 7K Roger Bowen could not capitalise on it and Wallingford were through. Jon took the last for Witney with a 16k+ break against Leon Beer to take the game and make it 3-2 to Witney (scores to follow)
Again well done to Wallingford and it should be an excellent final against Oxford A. Good luck to both teams and don't forget to tell the secretary when you are playing. :D
When religious people ask me "But don't you believe there's something better than us in the universe?", I answer, "Yes, most dogs." (R.Gervais)
Cheers Tony it was a hard game and we were just glad to get through, your team played very well going into an away game 4-1 down is never going to be easy and you certainly made us work very hard for the victory.