Two cold days up in Ripon with 18 players in 2 blocks of 9 people . The field included 4 Swiss and an Australian . Play was timed and only 3 of the matches were timed out .
The blocks were completed by 10.30 on Sunday morning for the knockout and a flexible Swiss to commence . The Swiss was won by Ray Mounfield . The quarter finals were strongly contested with Daniel Studerus of Switzerland , Steve Thornton of Australia , Mike O` Brian and David Widdison of England progressing to the semis . The semis were best of 3 but both only required 2 games . Mike took the first game in the final, Steve grabbed the second the third was a bit jittery with both players making unusual errors at times . Mike however prevailed and won the last 7-6.