English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : February 2002

The Amateur Billiard Player : February 2002

AMATEUR BILLIARDS CIRCUIT

Maltings Q Club, Kings Lynn

Sunday 9th December 2001

All games one-hour

To draw your travelling companion at an ABC is bad enough, when
that player is of the standard of Neal Rewhorn it makes you wonder
if that early Sunday morning alarm call was really necessary! That is
the fate which befell Richie Evans in the preliminary round at Kings
Lynn – but with all his usual charm and good grace, Richie picked out
the balls on the receiving end of a 325-111 scoreline including a run of
109 from Neal. Lee Lagan served notice of his intentions for the day
with breaks of 281 & 208 during his impressive performance against
Les Chapman. Other highlights of the round were a century from Brian
Harvey and single figure points wins for David Rees & John Smith over
Martin Phillips & Michael Donnelly respectively.

The match of the first round was undoubtedly the meeting of Lee Lagan
and current No.1 ranked ABC player Jim McCann. Based on early
breaks of 67 & 52, Jim skilful defended his lead to record his third
win against Lee in as many seasons. Gracious in defeat Lee acknowledged
how well Jim had played and commented on how tough an opponent
he is. Neal Rewhorn continued his good form with a 315-179 victory
over Steve Crosland. David Nichols produced a devastating display of
potting included in his two centuries and three 50+ breaks in his 454-99
mauling of Paul Dunning.

In the second round, John Hartley produced arguably his best ever
result in ousting Lee Lagan’s conqueror Jim McCann by 261-180. Darren
Kell and Phil Welham continued to make smooth progress. Theirs was
a close game which saw Basingstoke’s David Burgess pip David Nichols
297-268, while the West Country derby resulted in a 297-274 victory
for Bill Andress over Brian Harvey.

John Hartley continued his progress with a narrow win over Norman
Routledge in the quarter-finals. Darren Kell produced consistent scoring
in his comfortable victory over Phil Welham. David Burgess continued
his own good run with a win over Tony James in a high scoring encounter.
Darren Kell effectively sealed his semi-final encounter against John
Hartley with an early visit which produced a run of 173. John
acknowledged how well Darren had played but stated that he was
delighted with his own performance in reaching what was his first ever
ABC semi-final. David Burgess maintained the high level of performance

he had displayed all day in his 295-199 win over David Rees.

In the final, neither player produced the level of play of which they are
capable. Burgess, who was now into his fifth hour of play, looked
visibly tired, and Kell had played for an hour longer during the course
of the day. Having already displayed high levels of skill in previous
matches the final was a slight anti-climax in which Kell “outstayed”
Burgess to record a 243-202 victory. The game was refereed by Mr
Harry Wah.

Preliminary Round
Neal Rewhorn
109
325 Richie Evans
111 
Stephen Crosland
71, 58
348 Chris Ross
197 
David Rees
202 Martin Phillips
194 
John White
231 Gareth Mears
106 
Matthew Peaker
238 Dominic Mulhall
227 
Bill Andress
268 Danny Beagrie
183 
Danny Britnell
245 Kyle Cunningham
215 
Brian Harvey
109, 61
338 Mick Johnson
128 
Matthew Sutton
249 Robert Shanks
104 
Peter Cooper
158 Ivan Stevenage
122 
Tony James
311 Darren Noble
90 
Ian Dennis
247 Geoff Barrett
186 
Darren Kell
89, 82
404 Callum Robinson
92 
John Smith
283 Michael Donnelly
60, 54
279 
Branson Hoole
293 Colin Summers
150 
Norman Routledge
239 Dennis Marr
178 
Ronnie Haigh
62
323 John Carman
222 
John Hartley
64
270 Phil Davis
51unf
187 
Alan Cheetham
174 Jock McGregor
97 
Jim McCann
65unf
237 Peter Shelley
50
227 
Lee Lagan
281, 208, 73
662 Les Chapman
116 
First Round
Neal Rewhorn
81, 51, 50
315 Stephen Crosland
179 
David Rees
339 John White
115 
Bill Andress
420 Matthew Peaker
192 
Brian Harvey
62, 60
419 Danny Britnell
182 
Matthew Sutton
228 Peter Cooper
117 
Tony James
51, 51
349 Billy Bousfield
143 
David Nichols
110, 105, 64
454 Paul Dunning
99 
David Burgess
71
319 Bob Slee
118 
Phil Welham
301 Albert Beard
175 
Alf Nolan
297 Keith Lloyd
120 
David Peaker
333 John Hall
194 
Darren Kell
112, 64
370 Ian Dennis
130 
Branson Hoole
219 John Smith
194 
Norman Routledge
232 Ronnie Haigh
195 
John Hartley
76
292 Alan Cheetham
219 
Jim McCann
67, 52
254 Lee Lagan
55
243 
Second Round
David Rees
292 Neal Rewhorn
110 
Bill Andress
297 Brian Harvey
274 
Tony James
234 Matthew Sutton
84 
David Burgess
297 David Nichols
268 
Phil Welham
106, 101, 63
424 Alf Nolan
110 
Darren Kell
85
377 David Peaker
181 
Norman Routledge
231 Branson Hoole
175 
John Hartley
261 Jim McCann
180 
Quarter-finals
David Rees
236 Bill Andress
194 
David Burgess
353 Tony James
287 
Darren Kell
68, 66, 55
374 Phil Welham
128 
John Hartley
232 Norman Routledge
50
219 
Semi-finals
David Burgess
94, 55
295 David Rees
199 
Darren Kell
173, 58
358 John Hartley
146 
Final
Darren Kell
243 David Burgess
202 
PLATE
Semi-finals (30 minutes)
Billy Bousfield
99 Martin Phillips
82 
Paul Dunning
138 Les Chapman
85 
Final (one hour)
Paul Dunning
252 Billy Bousfield
241 

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