Sunday 4th November saw a maximum
entry of 55 take part at Barton le Clay.
The 55 entries were drawn into
11 groups of 5 with the winners and 5 best runners up to progress
to the Knockout stage.
D Dewey and B Bol were leading the way but the final game between
them decided the group, D Dewey lost to B Bol but his superior
shot difference saw him through.
P Webster took group B with 3 wins leaving J Webbley to wait
M Rogers was undefeated in the group with 3 wins and a draw,
with T Tumber on 6 points as runner-up.
D Walker and J Greaves both tied on 6 points and with a level
shot difference D Walker took the group on shots scored.
Defending Champion N Rixon lost his 2nd game but progressed on
6 points with P Bol on 5, he would have to wait and see if that
C Brock won all her games in the group to ease through leaving
G Buttrum to wait for the count on 5 points.
S Knapton and J Wagstaff had 6 points each but S Knapton won
the group on shot difference.
P Hurren dominated the group, finishing on 7 points. With the
runner-up on 4 points it looked unlikely they would progress.
M Martin led the way wirth 7 points. A Hatton was runner up on
6 and with good shot difference.
R Macdonald won all his games and S Hall lost one but on 6 points
would probably go through.
K Cockings won 3 games to progress H Ball was runner up but would
5 points be enough?
D Dewey 4 v M Martin
P Webster 6 v R Macdonald 3
M Rogers 5 v K Cockings 3
D Walker 9 v S Hall 0
N Rixon 3 v A Hatton 5
C Brock 4 v T Tumber 3
S Knapton 5 v J Greaves 8
P Hurren 8 v B Bol 1
D Dewy 5 v A Hatton 4
P Webster 2 v C Brock 3
M Rogers 8 v J Greaves 0
D Walker 2 v P Hurren 3
D Dewey 8 v C Brock 1
M Rogers 4 v P Hurren 9
Dave Dewey (Ravensden) v P Hurren (Turvey)
End 1 - Dave settles quickly and 2 close woods are
not bettered as he leads 2-0
End 2 - Dave is in trouble 3 down he tries to move the
head and misses Paul draws his final wood in for a full house
End 3 - Paul holds 2 as Dave plays last wood on the end
he finds the gap to take shot 3-4
End 4 - Paul pushes jack back its very close to Dave's
and he holds shot, only to see Paul's final wood flick the front
short one and drop in for a measure. It's one to Paul 3 -5
End 5 - Paul holds but Dave rolls that shot out to hold,
Paul is narrow and pushes Dave's front wood in for a second 5-5
End 6 - Dave nails the jack with his 3rd wood to hold
3 Paul is well short and Dave takes 3 to go 8-5
End 7 - Poor end this, both players are all over the mat
but Paul nabs a single 8-6
End 8 - Much better for Dave, he's on the jack. Paul manages
to nudge the shot wood back to hold but Dave draws to beat that,
Paul's final wood is a superb draw to take a single 8-7
End 9 - Paul is in on the jack with his 2nd wood to hold.
The pressure is on Dave to get close he tries but is a little
wide and Paul draws in a 3rd. Dave cannot move the head and Paul
takes 3 to win 8-10
Congratulations to Dave on reaching the final and to Paul on
his Singles title the final was a great way to end the day.
Many thanks to all who stayed to see final and help clear away,
which was much appreciated.