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Robert Fulford won the New Zealand Open Championship

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15th January 2005 (International)

Open Championship

First Round (after blocks)

Robert Fulford bt Robert Lowe +26, +26TP
Peter Parkinson bt Trevor Bassett +11TP, +11
Paddy Chapman bt Toby Garrison +17, +17TP
Graeme Roberts bt Peter Batchelor +5, -23TP, +17
Ronan McInerney bt Bruce Fleming +15, +26TP
Aaron Westerby bt Brian Wislang +10TP, +25TP
Tony Stephens bt Bob Jackson +16TP, -17TP, +17
Chris Clarke bt Chloe Aberley +26TP, +17

Quarter-Finals

Robert Fulford bt Peter Parkinson +25SXP, +26TP
Graeme Roberts bt Paddy Chapman +17, -26TP, +8
Ronan McInerney bt Aaron Westerby -26TP, +5, +26TP
Chris Clarke bt Tony Stephens +26, +17TP

Semi-Finals

Robert Fulford bt Graeme Roberts +26TP, +26SXP
Ronan McInerney bt Chris Clarke +17, +5

Final

Robert Fulford bt Ronan McInerney +26TP, +26

3rd/4th play-off

Chris Clarke bt Graeme Roberts +26TP, +11TPO

Jonathan Kirby wrote to the Nottingham list "Congratulations to Robert Fulford on winning the New Zealand Open Singles for the third time. A very impressive set of scores: in the four knockout rounds, all best of three, he played four test players and dropped only one hoop point in total. Was that a POP I wonder? How many times did his opponents take croquet?"

Rob replied "Peter Parkinson made hoop 1 himself then missed a long cut towards 2. Robert Lowe also took croquet, off a contact leave, but left me a 15 yarder and I hit in again. Pretty amazing stat was my opponents in the knockout stage hit(?) a combined 0/14."

Open Championship Doubles

Quarter-Finals

Chris Clarke & Jenny Williams bt Trevor Bassett & Ken Bald +18
Aaron Westerby & Tony Stephens bt Robert Lowe & Peter Batchelor +17

Semi-Finals

Chris Clarke & Jenny Williams (C) bt Robert Fulford & Rosemary Graham +26TP
Bruce Fleming & Liz Fleming bt Aaron Westerby & Tony Stephens +17TP(B)

Final

Bruce Fleming & Liz Fleming bt Chris Clarke & Jenny Williams +15

Heenan Plate Knockout

Michael Wright bt Len Lea +16
Kevin Fellows bt Creina Dawson +12
A J Reid bt Max Donati +1
John Versey bt Kevin Beard +17

Semi-Finals

John Versey bt Kevin Fellows +22
Michael Wright bt A J Reid +10

Final

John Versey bt Michael Wright +13



 

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