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Roehampton Invitational 2002

[<<] [>>] by David Openshaw
21st August 2002 (Other News)

This was the second year of the Roehampton Invitational . It again attracted a very strong field. With eight players, it was played as a two life event with best-of-three matches. This was followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals, which were also best-of-three and a best-of-five final.

1st Life

Bamford bt Dyer +26qp +24
Fulford bt Trimmer +opp def, +26sxp
Maugham bt Openshaw -24tp +17sxp +23sxp
Hort bt Brown +25tp +20

2nd Life: Bamford bt Hort +26sxp +10

Openshaw bt Fulford -8 +20tp +24tp
Maugham bt Brown +26tp +25
Dyer bt Trimmer +20tp +25

Bamford and Maugham by winning both lives qualified for the semi-finals, Fulford, Openshaw, Dyer and Hort qualified for the quarter finals. So Reg was able to have leave to watch South Africa beat Australia in the Rugby International.

Quarter-Finals

Dyer bt Hort +13 +16tp
Openshaw bt Fulford +12otp +26tp

The last match finished in the dark, but eight games in a day is not bad for a slow old player!

Semi-Finals

Bamford bt Openshaw +12 +26sxp
Dyer bt Maugham +25tp +15

Final

Bamford bt Dyer +26qp +16sxp +26sxp

The scores don't tell the full story. In game one Bamford attempted a three-ball quadruple peel . But he finally and reluctantly had to use Dyers ball in corner four after he failed to get position for 3 back with his peelee barely through the jaws of four-back. In game two he laid for an octuple but Dyer hit the leave. In game 3, he laid for a sextuple on the third turn with the peelee in the jaws of 1-back but Dyer hit in on this ball from B-baulk. But Dyer was unable to make the most of his chance and Bamford finished in style.



 

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