English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : Summer 2002

The Amateur Billiard Player : Summer 2002

YORKSHIRE NEWS

Bradford Billiards Championship

Playing in his fifth final, 56-year-old Paul Devitt won the Bradford
Billiards Championship for the first time when he defeated nine-times
champion Richard Lodge 500-492 at the Undercliffe Cricket Club in
May. Devitt, who has competed in the event for the last 18 years
described it as “the most wonderful experience of my billiards life”.
Although leading 250-223 at the interval, Devitt had to survive a
determined come-back by Lodge who went in front at 401-330 helped
by a break of 64, the highest of the match. However, in a tense and
exciting climax, Devitt managed to edge home by a narrow 8 point
margin.

Yorkshire Billiards Handicap

The Flamborough Institute Yorkshire Billiards Handicap proved once
again to be a popular and successful tournament. From thirty-seven
entries 16 finalists descended on the Flamborough Institute to compete
the final stages of the competition. The holder of the Leslie Driffield
trophy, Geoff Horton, Scarborough, made an early departure as did
another fancied entry Bob Patterson, Leeds. There were several matches
with nail-biting finishes which made for an exiting atmosphere
throughout the day. Tony Clegg, Huddersfield, played consistently
well and clinched the trophy in a very one-sided match against Derick
Townend, Harrogate. The tournament was generously sponsored by
the Flamborough Institute and organised by the local man, Mr. John
Bayes, Flamborough.

Last 16
L. Torn (rec.75)
300 P. Aldcroft (rec.120)
293 
B. Hoole (rec.60)
65
300 T. Pearson (rec.160)
262 
T. Clegg (rec.20)
56
300 N. Cranwell (rec.140)
206 
M. Miles (rec.140)
300 J. Bayes (rec.90)
200 
S. Wilman (rec.100)
300 M. Cockroft (rec.115)
278 
D. Townend (rec.100)
300 R. Patterson (scr)
196 
K. Steel (rec.100)
300 G. Horton (scr)
252 
J. Broadbent (rec.110)
w/o J. Phillips (rec.100)
scr 
Quarter-finals
L. Torn (rec.75)
300 B. Hoole (rec.60)
50
293 
T. Clegg (rec.20)
300 M. Miles (rec.140)
239 
D. Townend (rec.100)
300 S. Wilman (rec.100)
247 
J. Broadbent (rec.110)
300 K. Steel (rec.100)
298 
Semi-finals
T. Clegg (rec.20)
300 L. Torn (rec.75)
223 
D. Townend (rec.100)
300 J. Broadbent (rec.110)
235 
Final
T. Clegg (rec.20)
70
300 D. Townend
  

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