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EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : November 1998

The Amateur Billiard Player : November 1998

Norfolk News

by Phillip Welham

Norfolk Junior Billiards Handicap

Jason Thorpe (North Walsham) won the event from a closed entry of
sixteen players. The competition took place at, and was very generously
sponsored by, the Woodside Snooker Centre in Norwich. The contest
was a great success with manly close games and all the handicapping
proved to be accurate.

Thorpe defeated the favourite David Wells (16) from Fakenham by
just 4 points in the first round and followed this with another good
victory over Gary Lewis (16) in the semi´s. Twelve-year-old Arron
Spencer reached the final from the other side of the draw, before losing
to Thorpe 244-239 in the one hour final.

Spencer was chosen as the most improved player on the day, and
received a cue and case from Mr. Fred Ellis of Woodside SC for his

Development of the junior game is progressing very well in Norfolk
and it is anticipated that some 50 juniors will be undergoing coaching
by the new year, with a target of 100 for the millennium.

Norfolk Junior Rankings
at 11th September 1998

1 Shane CurrieCromer
2 Darrin CurrieNth Walsham
3 David WellsFakenham
4 Jason ThorpeNth Walsham
5 Gary LewisNorwich
6 Keith ChapmanE. Barsham
7 Gavin LewisNorwich
8 Calvin DawsScunthorpe
9 Paul GiffordNorwich
10 Siam KiddNorwich
11 Nathan MannNorwich
12 Jason ArmesNorwich
13 Mark WateringSyderstone
14 Darren BensleyWest Acre
15 Leon MassinghamGuist
16 Andrew ThompsonW. Acre
17 Arron SpencerFakenham
18 James GirlingNorwich
19 Shaun CrossleyCastle Acre
20 Carl WateringSyderstone
21 Micheal WateringSyderstone
22 Leon ZallumsNarford
23 Ryan DurrantNarford
24 Bruce WelhamCastle Acre
25 Shaun ClarkeNarford
26 Liam MaudWest Acre
27 Paul CracknellNarford

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