Tournaments 2019

Bright 'n' Breezy January 11-13, 2019

 

 

The Winners

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2019

Willy Stanton
Jim Johnson
David Levi
Helen Helm-Sagar
Brian Busfield
Edwin Turner

Mark Heidenfeld

Mike Grabsky

John Hurst

John Hurst

Mark Heidenfeld

John Hurst

John Hurst

Bob Young

Marcus Wrinch

Geoff Conn

No event in 2014

Jerry Limb

Steve Lee

Sean Clennell

Uli Koch

Robert Perry

 

 

 

 

 

Main

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2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Robert Perry
Uli Koch
Jason Champion
Sean Clennell
Gary Brooker
Gaz Owen
Tariq Siddiqi
Lawrence Powell

Consolation

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2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

David Pritchard
Frederic Bonard
Graham Read
Lawrence Powell
Peter Christmas
Peter Bennet
Gaz Owen
Peter Farrer

Last Chance

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Bob Young
Tim Parfitt
Ray Kershaw
Al Hogg
Len Jones
Wayne Joseph
Paul White
Ergin Ahmet

Tidal Wave

1

2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Arthur Thurgood
Neil Webb
Anna Price
Stephen Carder
Eileen Mulvany
Tariq Saddiqi
Mark Calderbank
Peter Finnimore

Friday Warm-up

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2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Graham Read
Richard McQuillan
Robert Perry
Richard Biddle
Mark Calderbank
Paul Christmas
Mahmoud Jahanbani
Uli Koch

Doubles

1

2

Anna & Jon

Peter & Tim

Poker

1

Lawrence Powell

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GP, BBT & Ranking this tournament

Name KO Friday BBT Rank
Al Hogg 22.48   11.95 1604
Andy Darby 8.50 8.50 1.15 1681
Anna Clarke 8.50 8.50 1.15 1524
Anna Price 13.00   7.94 1436
Arthur Thurgood 20.21   3.93 1494
Bob Bruce 6.50   1.15 1290
Bob Young 34.55   19.97 1624
Charles Conrad 10.47 8.50 3.93 1491
Cohava Bonard 8.50   1.15 1381
Crispin Duke 11.75 8.50 1.15 1576
Daniel Rovira 6.50   1.15 1455
David Pritchard 41.24   23.98 1639
David Tingey 11.75   1.15 1529
Derek Murphy 6.50 8.50 1.15 1487
Eileen Mulvany 8.50 5.50 1.15 1487
Ergin Ahmet 17.55 5.50 7.94 1402
Frederic Bonard 34.13 5.50 19.97 1499
Gary Brooker 26.99   15.96 1547
Gary Young 8.50   1.15 1438
Gaz Owen 26.99   15.96 1684
Graham Read 27.16 28.51 15.96 1626
Isaac Rye 13.00 5.50 7.94 1423
Jason Champion 35.92 8.50 19.97 1707
John McNeill 20.05   11.95 1524
Jon Barnes 8.50   1.15 1951
Jon Meyer 8.50   1.15 1489
Jooles Meyer 11.75   1.15 1509
Lawrence Powell 27.16   15.96 1770
Len Jones 17.55   7.94 1445
Mahmoud Jahanbani 11.75 10.47 1.15 1455
Mark Calderbank 8.50 10.47 1.15 1813
Mick McGown 11.75   1.15 1506
Neil Webb 15.25   1.15 1773
Nils Figenschou 20.05   11.95 1484
Paul Christmas 10.47 10.47 3.93 1700
Paul Plumptre 20.05 5.50 11.95 1720
Paul White 17.55   7.94 1466
Petar Vidovic 10.47   3.93 1489
Peter Bennet 20.05   11.95 1952
Peter Christmas 20.05 8.50 11.95 1748
Peter Farrer 20.05   11.95 1425
Peter Finnimore 20.05   11.95 1507
Ray Fard 9.25   1.15 1454
Raymond Kershaw 22.48   11.95 1577
Richard Biddle 20.05 17.55 11.95 1632
Richard McQuillan 13.00 22.48 7.94 1548
Robert Perry 59.76 17.55 27.99 1698
Ron Slattery 9.25   1.15 1455
Rosey Bensley 10.47   3.93 1331
Sean Clennell 6.50   19.97 1648
Sean Thomas 11.75   1.15 1489
Simon Morecroft 20.05 5.50 11.95 1732
Sokrates Bukalis 11.75   1.15 1490
Stephen Carder 10.24 5.50 1.15 1503
Stuart Rogers 11.75   1.15 1524
Sue Perks 8.50 5.50 1.15 1318
Tariq Siddiqi 26.99   15.96 1672
Tim Parfitt 28.51 8.50 15.96 1516
Uli Koch 46.77 10.47 23.98 1739
Wayne Felton 9.25   1.15 1530
Wayne Joseph 17.55   7.94 1528

 

NB: The above will be added to the approiate listings

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Bright 'n' Breezy 11-13 January 2019

Report by Michael Crane

 

 

We got off to a cracking start with the Friday Warm-up. In the semis Graham Read beat Robert Perry, and Richard McQuillan got the better of Richard Biddle. In the final Graham emerged the winner.

Saturday's Registration went very well and closed at the advertised time of 1230. The problem was, one player was still on the train from London and wasn't in the draw. Lucky for him a friend paid his Registration and Entry fees for him - and he turned up at 1248 just as I was sorting out the draw. This is unacceptable. Everyone knows the Event Desk closes at 1230. In future if anyone can't be bothered to be at the desk before closing time then they might as well not bother turning out. Coming late and expecting to just waltz in and take part is disrespectful to the Director and those players whom are there waiting to play.

OK, moan over. The Main got off on time and by late afternoon we had our quarter-finalists all set for Sunday. At close of play Saturday everyone had finished their allocated matches and it left me with a perfect start to Sunday morning.

On Sunday the quarter-finalists were: Uli Koch vs Gary Brooker (Uli was the defending champion); Jason Champion vs Gaz Owen; Robert Perry vs Tariq Siddiqi, and Sean Clennell (2017 winner) vs Lawrence Powell. From these fixtures the first mention prevailed.

Jason then lost to Uli and Sean lost to Robert leaving Uli in his second consecutive final - and Robert in his first. It's no secret who came out on top after the match went to DMP, which in effect meant they were playing a 1-point final! After surviving a couple of possible hits during the bear-in and bear-off, Robert managed to roll well and bearoff forcing Uli to resign the match and the championship crown.

A more detailed account of the full match will appear in the next issue of Bibafix and online in Games when ready.

 

Main Semi-finalists: Jason and Sean
 
Main: Uli and Robert

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Meanwhile in the Progressive Consolation: From the non-prog side Frederick Bonard (all the way from France) came out the winner against Graham Read in the semi-final; and on the prog side David Pritchard got the better of Lawrence Powell in their semi-final. In the last match David triumphed and came out the winner.

 

Consolation: David and Frederick
Last Chance: Tim and Bob

 

In the Last Chance semi-finals Bob Young beat Ray Kershaw, and Tim Parfitt beat Al Hogg. From the final Bob emerged victorious. The Tidal Wave flowed along right up to the final between Arthur Thurgood and Neil Webb. Arthur, playing in his first Biba event (and after a 40 year break from playing backgammon!) came out on top. Well played, Arthur.

On Saturday night Lawrence Powell came 1st in the Poker and Anna & Jon beat Peter & Tim in the final of the Doubles.

Overall it was a very good weekend. However; it's a shame we didn't get a few more turning out. We beat last year's entry by two which means that there's still many players missing out on an excellent venue. It's right next door to the railway station, the facilities are great, the rooms clean and roomy and comfortable, the staff cheerful, friendly, and helpful.

We're back next year so get yourself booked in for a great weekend.