GC Championship Series tournament
report by Richard Keighley
“June was bustin’ out all over” as the field of 12 players gathered at Wrest Park in bright and breezy conditions to contest this Championship event. Manager, Richard Keighley divided the players into two blocks of six with a requirement to play best of 19 point games on an all-
In Block A, Trophy holder Nick Archer (Watford) won all his five games in impressive style but Jayne Stevens (Northampton) took him to the 19th hoop in their game. Ian Burridge (Nottingham) also qualified for the knockout with four wins as did Tim Crowdy (Llandovery) with three wins and Jayne herself with two wins.
Over in Block 2, Tim Russell (Roehampton) and Les Heard (Wrest Park) had to work hard to achieve three wins apiece but the block winner with four wins was a very consistent Tony Butcher (Southchurch). The fourth qualifier was Glynis Davies (Northampton) who pipped Ross Bagni (Leighton-
Day 2 began with the Quarter Finals: 13 point games, best of three. Nick beat Glynis (7-
Sadly, a recurring arm injury prevented Jayne from completing her semi-
The final between Tim and Les was played in warm sunshine before attentive spectators. Tim just had the edge to win 7-
Finishing order: 1. Tim Russell, 2. Les Heard, 3. Nick Archer, 4. Jayne Stevens.
Winner Tim Russell with manager Richard Keighley.
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