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James Death Retains East Midlands Championship

[<<] [>>] by Ian Vincent at Nottingham
26th June 2022 (AC - Championships)

James Death was undefeated to win both the Draw and Process of the East Midlands Championship, which was held in mostly fine but windy conditions at Nottingham from 24th to 26th June. He beat Alain Giraud in the final of the Draw and Nigel Polhill in that of the Process. Debbie Lines and Neal Bacon entertained the post tea crowd on Sunday afternoon by contesting the final of the plate, with Debbie emerging victorious after a fine display of shooting by both players.

As manager, I was held to be courageous by not imposing time limits, but the reward for the late evenings was that there were 19 games with a margin of +3 or less: 4 won by a margin of +1, 9 of +2, and 6 of +3, almost all of which would have been truncated otherwise. In contrast, there were 24 tps and the final of the main event finished well before tea.


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