Heaton Park Challenges
14 players enjoyed a weekend of great weather and great lawns on each day. A tight time limit of two hours meant that most who stayed till dusk got four games, and a few five.
The highlight of Saturday's Advanced came in the first round, when Ian Lines achieved his first competitive sextuple peel. Not surprisingly, he then proceeded to win four more games to be overall winner. The only one of his victims to win his other four was Dave Nick, to take second spot.
The Sunday Handicap event, 18-point games full bisque base 4, also produced plenty of games all round. The clean sweep this time was by another Bowdonite in Rupert Webb, with Bury's Paul Rigge on four out of five. Bury also provided both third prize winners in Margaret Anderton and Colleen Forkin.
Abdul Ahmad beat Wardle +13
David Barrett beat Tidswell +13, Davies +6
Bob Burnett beat Graham +6t, Rigge +5t
Andrew Davies beat Burnett +14, Williams +6
Dennis Graham beat Wastell +19t
John Haslam beat Rigge +23, Wardle +7
James Hawkins beat Ahmad +19, Barrett +1 TPO
Ian Lines beat Williams +25 SXP, Hawkins +22, Nick +17, Haslam +25, Burnett +17
Dave Nick beat Graham +19, Davies +1t, Hawkins +2 OTP, Rigge +4
Paul Rigge no wins
Phil Tidswell beat Ahmad +7t, Williams +4
Peter Wardle beat Wastell 1t
John Wastell beat Rigge +6t
Jenny Williams beat Ahmad +2, Wastell +16