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Chris Clarke retained the East Midlands Championship

[<<] [>>] by Ian Vincent [^] -> bottom
2nd July 2007 (AC)

Chris Clarke retained the East Midlands Championship, beating Marcus Evans and William Gee in the finals of the Draw and Process respectively. Both runners-up got balls round to 4-Back in (I think) the third turn and embarked on a second break, but Marcus got cross wired from his pioneer at penultimate in a storm that set in after doing all the peels and William came to grief when a straight 4-Back peel stuck. Chris closed out both games with TPs. There were TPs in all Chris's games, but one was an OTP, thus breaking his record breaking run.

There was some sunshine between the showers, but the lawns were unusually slow for Nottingham. I was unable to get a Plummer measurement on the worst part of lawn 1 during the second final, as I could not hit a ball the requisite 35 yards!

The plate was won by Sam Tudor, beating Ian Lines, who had previously been undefeated in it, with a 5th turn TP in the play-off. A previous plate game, with a three ball ending, could only be completed before lunch by periodically inverting the layout of the court (treating hoop 3 as hoop 1), moving the balls an equal distance the other side of the peg, to avoid a flooded area between hoop 1 and the corner. (I'm not sure that was strictly within the manager's, otherwise extensive, powers, but, to avoid disturbing the hoops, the players colluded in the breach of Law 3(b)(2) while the court was inverted).

There was one impasse, in a three ball ending, but the players elected not to repeat it after the restart.

Draw

GSJ Tudor bt P Swaffield +15
M French bt Dr FL Whittaker +16
IG Lines bt Dr DP Bennison +23tp
P Reid bt R Edlin-White +5
J Wicks bt RK White +6
GJ Bennett bt W Gee +7
Dr IG Vincent bt AC Thompson +3
CD Clarke bt P Castell +13tp
MT Evans bt GSJ Tudor +26tp
IG Lines bt M French +16
MT Evans bt P Reid +23tp
J Wicks bt GJ Bennett +5
CD Clarke bt Dr IG Vincent +26tp
MT Evans bt IG Lines +26tp
CD Clarke bt J Wicks +26tp
MT Evans bt M Beacon +17tp
CD Clarke bt MT Evans +4tp

Process

M French bt P Castell +13
A Lines bt Dr DP Bennison +16
CD Clarke bt Dr FL Whittaker +26tp
W Gee bt P Reid +25
MT Evans bt Dr IG Vincent +11tpo
R Edlin-White bt GJ Bennett +17
IG Lines bt J Wicks +8
AC Thompson bt M Beacon +26
CD Clarke bt GSJ Tudor +13otp
IG Lines bt AC Thompson +25tp
M French bt P Swaffield +22
RK White bt A Lines +22
CD Clarke bt R Edlin-White +26tp
W Gee bt M French +6
MT Evans bt RK White +23
CD Clarke bt IG Lines +26tp
W Gee bt MT Evans +16
CD Clarke bt W Gee +7tp

Plate

W Gee bt M Beacon +11
P Castell bt Dr DP Bennison +16
GSJ Tudor bt Dr FL Whittaker +26tp
R Edlin-White bt AC Thompson +17
RK White bt P Swaffield +4
M French bt Dr DP Bennison +21
W Gee bt P Castell +23
GSJ Tudor bt GJ Bennett +24tp
Dr FL Whittaker bt M Beacon +17
Dr IG Vincent bt P Reid +13
GSJ Tudor bt J Wicks +26tp
Dr DP Bennison bt AC Thompson +6
W Gee bt M French +5
P Castell bt GJ Bennett +24tp
IG Lines bt R Edlin-White +26tp
IG Lines bt GSJ Tudor +25tp
P Swaffield bt M Beacon +7
J Wicks bt P Castell +24tp
GJ Bennett bt Dr FL Whittaker +17
RK White bt R Edlin-White +22
J Wicks bt W Gee +12tpo
M French bt Dr IG Vincent +1
RK White bt P Castell +23tp
Dr DP Bennison bt R Edlin-White +5tp
IG Lines bt AC Thompson +25tp
GSJ Tudor bt RK White +17
P Reid bt Dr FL Whittaker +2
GJ Bennett bt M Beacon +11
W Gee bt Dr DP Bennison +16
GSJ Tudor bt P Castell +26tp
A Lines bt J Wicks +8
P Castell bt AC Thompson +25
Dr IG Vincent bt P Swaffield +14
GSJ Tudor bt Dr DP Bennison +6
RK White bt M Beacon +26tp
GJ Bennett bt AC Thompson +15
P Castell bt R Edlin-White +22
A Lines bt P Reid +22
J Wicks bt Dr FL Whittaker +9
IG Lines bt RK White +26tp
M French bt M Beacon +26tp
GSJ Tudor bt Dr IG Vincent +26tp
Dr DP Bennison bt P Swaffield +16
GSJ Tudor bt R Edlin-White +8tpo
P Castell bt Dr IG Vincent +16
M French bt GJ Bennett +23tp
AC Thompson bt RK White +6
P Reid bt M Beacon +7
J Wicks bt MT Evans +18
IG Lines bt A Lines +18tp
P Castell bt P Swaffield +24
GSJ Tudor bt AC Thompson +26tp
J Wicks bt R Edlin-White +16
RK White bt M French +3
GJ Bennett bt Dr DP Bennison +22
P Reid bt AC Thompson +23
GSJ Tudor bt W Gee +3
GJ Bennett bt P Swaffield +-6
M French bt J Wicks +19
A Lines bt R Edlin-White +13
P Castell bt P Reid +24
GSJ Tudor bt IG Lines +26tp



 

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