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Ian Lines won the Northwest Federation's Neil Williams Memorial

[<<] [>>] by Geoff Young at Heaton Park, Manchester
April 17-18 2004 (AC)

The 2004 Northwest Federation Neil Williams Memorial Millennium Advanced tournament was held at Heaton Park, Manchester on the weekend April 17-18. The weather had been very wet, and continued coldish and dampish leading to rather slow lawns.

Highlight of the A-class event was another sextuple from Ian Lines, who clearly relishes the place. This was after beating David Maugham in the first round and a couple of triples, and part of a 6/6 tournament win. 5/7 was achieved by Maugham, Jenny Williams and Dave Nick; each had beaten one of the others so no further tie-break was attempted.

In the B-class a tight time limit of 2.5 hours enabled six full rounds of play. Liz Wilson won with four wins including beating the other 4/6 players Robert Essler and Brian Medley. Liz secured a handicap reduction from 3.5 to 3, and Robert from 4 to 3.5.

A Class

Ian Lines 6/6
Maugham, Dave Nick, Jenny Williams 5/7
Barrett 3/6
Burnett 2/7
Ailsa Lines 1/7
Pidcock 0/7

Ian Lines bt David Maugham +7
Dave Nick bt Ailsa Lines +5
Jenny Williams bt David Barrett +22TP
Bob Burnett bt Alan Pidcock +2

Ian bt Jenny +9TPO
Dave Nick bt Burnett +1T
Maugham bt Barrett +19
Ailsa bt Pidcock +26

Maugham bt Ailsa +15TP
Jenny bt Pidcock +13
Barrett bt Burnett +4T
Ian bt Dave Nick +22TP

Maugham bt Pidcock +10 TPO
Jenny bt Ailsa +16
Ian bt Burnett +26SXP
Dave Nick bt Barrett +2

Jenny bt Burnett +5
Ian bt Ailsa +12
Maugham bt Dave Nick +8TPO
Barrett bt Pidcock +23

Maugham bt Burnett +26TP
Barrett bt Ailsa +13
Ian bt Pidcock +17
Dave Nick bt Jenny +26TP

Burnett bt Ailsa +12
Jenny bt Maugham +13
Dave Nick bt Pidcock +4TP
Ian v Barrett not played


Peter Wardle bt Paul Rigge +26
David Roe bt Liz Wilson +16
Robert Essler bt Brian Medley +2T
Mark Miller bt Peter Wilson +17

Wardle bt Roe +20
Essler bt Miller +5
Liz bt Rigge +16
Medley bt P Wilson +1

Essler bt Wardle +13T
Liz bt Miller +3
Medley bt Roe +23
Rigge bt P Wilson +12

Liz bt Essler +16
Medley bt Wardle +22
Miller bt Rigge +1T
Roe bt P Wilson +11

Liz bt Medley +6
Rigge bt Essler +12
P Wilson bt Wardle +13
Miller bt Roe +16

Essler bt P Wilson +4
Wardle bt Liz +3
Rigge bt Roe +14
Medley bt Miller +15

Liz Wilson, Essler, Medley 4/6
Miller, Rigge, Wardle 3/6
Roe 2/6
Peter Wilson 1/6


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