English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : January 1997

The Amateur Billiard Player : January 1997

DARLEY DALE INVITATION TOURNAMENT

The only ingredient missing from this years Darley Dale Invitation Tournament was the legendary Norman
Dagley. This is the first time Norman has not played in the event since its inception, sixteen years ago. The
ill health which kept him out of this years World Championship has unfortunately dragged on. However
Norman is now on the mend and we look forward to seeing those silky skills at next years event.

The remaining three players were World Champion Mike Russell, 1994 World Champion Peter Gilchrist
and English Champion Chris Shutt. These three played a round robin event in both afternoon and evening
sessions.

After displaying consistent billiards, the day went to Peter Gilchrist who won both of his games in each
session. Runner up was Mike Russell who took two of his four games played and yet had recorded four
breaks over 200. Chris Shutt failed to win a game but showed glimpses of his talent in the few trips to
the table allowed by his counterparts.

The full house were once again treated to billiards of the highest order in the event sponsored by Autohouse
Motors of Chesterfield and Mr Tom Terry, who presented the Trophy and cheques to the players.

P. Gilchrist

121
347 C. Shutt

65
158 
M. Russell

236, 288
569 C. Shutt

90, 55
176 
P. Gilchrist

66, 206
400 M. Russell

55
182 
P. Gilchrist

201, 174, 69
578 C. Shutt

52
93 
M. Russell

105, 280, 229
614 C. Shutt

113
120 
P. Gilchrist

138, 83, 58
372 M. Russell

52
144 

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