Tournaments 2019

British Open, 05-07 April 2019

 

 

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Rick Janowski
Nigel Merrigan
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Graham Seivers
Stephen Turner
Dave McNair
John Broomfield
Neil Kazaross
Rachel Rhodes
Steve Hallet
Murat Imamoglu
Ian Shaw
Mike Greenleaf

Rachel Rhodes

Nigel Merrigan

Brian Lever

Ann Pocknell

Jon Barnes

Sean Casey

Julian Minwalla

Andy Bell

Jason Pack

Martin Barkwill

Eric McAlpine

Neil Webb

Mardi Ohannessian

Neil Foston

Phil Tutchings

 

 

Phil Tutchings

British Open Champion 2019

 

 

 

Main

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2

3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Phil Tutchings
Paul Plumptre
Simon Morecroft
Shaun Herd
Karen Jones
Richard Carter
Ray Kershaw
Wayne Felton

Consolation

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3/4

3/4

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

Arthur Thurgood
Simon Morecroft
Brian Gillot
Richard Carter
Peter Christmas
Neil Webb
Wayne Felton
Shaun Herd

Last Chance

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5/8

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Dave Pritchard
Sue Perks
Karen Jones
Ray Kershaw
Mike Shewry
Anna Price
Peter Stevens
Steve Allott

Friday Warm-up

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Sebastian Adams
Graham Read
Neil Webb
Peter Stevens
Sue Perks
Paul Christmas
Peter Christmas
Ray Kershaw

Doubles

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RB & MC
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GP, BBT & Ranking this tournament

Player Swiss + KO Friday BBT Rank
Alexander Polden 20.38   1.15 1539
Anna Price 21.60   7.94 1398
Arthur Thurgood 40.16   23.98 1509
Brian Gillot 29.30   15.96 1491
Chris Ternel 17.70   1.15 1624
Dave Clifton 23.47   3.93 1456
Dave Pritchard 40.18   19.97 1644
David Startin 20.05   1.15 1862
Garry Jones 21.60   3.93 1415
Graham Read 20.90 16.50 7.94 1623
John Young 17.15   3.93 1497
Karen Jones 37.75   15.96 1562
Mike Shewry 15.97   7.94 1437
Neil Webb 27.64 12.40 11.95 1741
Paul Christmas 15.97 9.30 7.94 1642
Paul Plumptre 47.21   23.98 1775
Peter Christmas 29.51 9.30 11.95 1720
Peter Stevens 19.72 12.40 7.94 1521
Phil Tutchings 51.59   27.99 1701
Ray Kershaw 47.21 9.30 15.96 1662
Richard Biddle 15.97   3.93 1588
Richard Carter 54.18   15.96 1535
Sean Jones 24.13   7.94 1422
Sebastian Adams 22.25 20.60 1.15 1558
Shaun Herd 38.82   19.97 1573
Simon Morecroft 36.52   19.97 1772
Steve Allott 26.00   7.94 1647
Sue Perks 26.80 9.30 15.96 1305
Wayne Felton 43.71   15.96 1608

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British Open, April 2019

Report by Michael Crane

We've had bigger turnouts but the range of Biba members ranged from Dave Clifton (4) right up to Alex Polden (1740); with some long-absent members in between.

It all started with the Friday Warm up. New-comer, Sebastian Adams, faced old-hand, Graham Read in the Final; and it was the new boy who came out the victor.

On the Saturday the Swiss started and after the final match was played we had one 5/5 (Richard Carter, whom knocked out Chris Ternel ensuring a WTA Rollover for Brighton) and four on 4/5 (Wayne Felton, Paul Plumptre, Ray Kershaw, and Phil Tutchings) leaving ten players on 3/5 for the playoffs for just three places in the Main on Sunday. However; two players dropped out which left eight chasing three places.

Saturday night (after a long dinner wait) four teams sat down to play Doubles. In the 1st Round Richard Biddle and I got the better of Peter Christmas and Steve Allot; and Anna Price and Simon Morecroft did the same to Sue Perks and Peter Stevens. In the Final Richard and I pulled the rabbit out of the hat in the final game to win the match.

Anna and Simon were also Runners-up last year when they lost to Peter Christmas and I .... I'll leave that fact there and say no more!

Sunday, at 9.30 am, the eight sat down to play for a place in the Main eight draw. Karen Jones beat Steve Allott, Shaun Herd beat Dave Pritchard; and after a first-round draw, Simon Morecroft beat Arthur Thurgood. This left Sebastian Adams and Dave Clifton dropping into the Consolation along with the other three playoff losers.

Main 1st Round: going out and into the Prog Con - Wayne, Ray, Richard, and Karen. Going through - Paul, Simon, Phil, and Shaun.

Main Semi-Final: Paul prevailed over Simon and Phil over Shaun; which gave us a 'local-team' Final. I have yet to transcribe the match into XG (this will be some time in the next week or two) but here's a screenshot of Paul's predicament in the match to 11 points in which Phil is playing as red, the scores are Phil 9, Paul 5 ...


From hereon Phil never leaves a shot and Paul resigns the gammon a little later after reentering without a shot. Well done, Phil, another new name on the trophy and hard luck, Paul - perhaps next year?

 

Main: Paul and Phil

On the Non-Prog side of the Consolation Arthur Thurgood triumphed over Brian Gillot to progress to the proper Final. In the Prog side Simon Morecroft got the better of Richard Carter to face Arthur in the Final. Earlier, in the Playoffs, Simon knocked Arthur out ... and now in the Consolation Arthur got his revenge by knocking Simon into 2nd place!

 

Consolation: Simon and Arthur
Last Chance: Sue and Dave


In the Last Chance (it really was the last chance, no time for another element) the semis saw Dave Pritchard take out Karen Jones (who was disappointed not to win a sparkly trophy), and Sue Perks took out Ray Kershaw. In the Final Dave came out the winner.

Finally. It was a decent turnout and I have been encouraged by the positive comments about the weekend from many players. I am negotiating to return for 2020, hopefully 3-5 April. Watch this space.

Thank you to everyone who turned out and made it a great weekend.