Mark Avery won the Surbiton Easter Handicap
Mark Avery won the Surbiton Easter Handicap, with seven wins from eight games.
The field for the event had a pre-World-Championship warm-up feel to it, with no fewer than 6 players of -1.5 or better. This, together with unseasonably good weather for March, allowed several players to race through more games than usual. Everyone lost at least one, leaving a group of players on a single loss, Mark Avery, by virtue of winning more games (7 from 8) beat Stephen Harbron and Andre Machell (6 from 7) to claim the trophy for the first time.