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Sam Tudor won the Welsh Championship

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4-5 August 2007 (International)

Sam Tudor won the 17th Welsh Championship after defeating 6-times runner up John Evans in straight games. Earlier in the day both Sam and John came back from a game down in their semi-finals to reach the final.

Ian Burridge was one up overnight Saturday in his best-of-three semi final against Sam Tudor. Sam tpo'ed Ian and embarked on a long 'cat and mouse' three-ball ending. Later Sam pegged out his forward ball leaving 2-back v 1. A little while later Ian managed to 2-ball it from 3 to peg, with some excellent strokes and eventually pegged out to win +5otp.

John Evans and Cliff Jones's first game in their semi was pegged down just before 9pm with Cliff on penult and peg, and John and 3-back and rover with a lift.

The semi-finals were interrupted briefly when two streakers appeared on the bank above the lawns (both overweight inebriated blokes). A large wedding reception was being held at the time on the Archery lawn, so we are wondering what sights will await us when we arrive this morning. All equipment was hidden away, to prevent a repetition of the hoop throwing competitions which have taken place during previous wedding receptions. Throwing hoops over and into the canal always appears to be popular.

Thankfully there was no damage to the lawns after the raucous wedding reception the previous evening, but Cliff Jones was awoken at midnight to find the wheel trims being stolen from his camper van by guests at the wedding reception. Apparently the bridegroom was a local semi-professional footballer, which might explain the high 'chav' element present.



Block A

1 Sam Tudor 4 wins
2 Chris Williams 4 wins
3 Jonathan Bowen 3 wins
4 Roger Hayes 2 wins
5 Tony Mrozinski 2 wins
6 David Arthur 0 wins

Block B

1 John Evans 5 wins
2 Ian Burridge 3 wins
3 Cliff Jones 2 wins
4 David Walters 2 wins
5 William Prichard 2 wins
6 Garry McElwain 1 win

Blocks decided on who beat whom. Top player qualifies for bo3 semi finals. Players in second and third places play single game cross block semi finals. Thus ensuring no one can be eliminated from the event having lost only one game. 2.5 hour time limits in block games.


Ian Burridge beat Jonathan Bowen +26tp (in 36 minutes)
Cliff Jones beat Chris Williams +20

Semi Finals

Sam Tudor beat Ian Burridge -5otp, +12tpo, +26tp
John Evans beat Cliff Jones -7, +10, +19


Sam Tudor beat John Evans +12tp, +26

Tony Mrozinski won the plate

Previous Winners

6 Ian Burridge
3 William Prichard, Sam Tudor, Chris Williams
1 John Evans, Tony Mrozinski

Chav is described in Wikipedia as:

Chav or Charv/Charver even Chavster (male) and Chavette (female) ('ch' pronounced as in chair) is a mainly derogatory slang term in the United Kingdom for a subcultural stereotype fixated on fashions derived from American Hip-Hop fashions and stereotypes such as gold jewellery and designer clothing combined with elements of working class British street fashion. Chavs are generally considered to have no respect for society, and to be ignorant or unintelligent. The term appeared in mainstream dictionaries in 2005


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