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David Widdison (Bishop Monkton and Pendle) won the Kate Jones Trophy (GC Second Eight)

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29th August 2016 (GC - Championships)

The 2nd Eight event (for the The Kate Jones Memorial trophy) was certainly well contested, and the block results provided the manager with a problematic situation, with one player on five wins and a quartet on four!

This resulted in an unfortunate outcome for William Ormerod, who finished fifth by virtue of the 'who beat whom' rule, whilst David Widdison, Peter Balchin, Andrew Dymond and Leslie Heard all progressed through to the knockout (in that order).

The semi-finals both concluded in two games, resulting in a close-run final between Widdison and Balchin.
The latter played the stroke that won the match in the third game at the thirteenth hoop, but unfortunately wasn't playing the colour balls for which the point was scored, so Widdison got the tournament win and commiserations went to Balchin.

2nd Eight (finishing order):
1, David Widdison
2, Peter Balchin
3= Andrew Dymond and Les Heard
5, William Ormerod
6, Graham Good
7, Roger Goldring
8, Don Beck


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