English Amateur Billiards Association

EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : May 1998

The Amateur Billiard Player : May 1998

Strachan World Matchplay Championship

Liverpool Billiards & Snooker Club

12th-16th March 1998

Peter Sheehan, playing in front of his Liverpool home crowd,
eliminated Chris Shutt 4-3 in the best of seven 100 up
games. He then beat Ian Williamson 4-0 before losing 4-1 to
Peter Gilchrist.

David Causier accounted for Mukesh Rehani and Michael
Ferreira 4-0, then claimed the major scalp of Geet Sethi 4-1.

Leading 3-1 in the semi-final against Mike Russell, David
eventually lost 4-3.

Seeded into the second round, Robby Foldvari beat Manoj
Kothari 4-1, then Bob Close 4-0. The Aussie lost out 4-2 in the
semi to Peter Gilchrist.

The final was the best of 15 legs. Mike Russell took the two
opening games and Peter equalised. Mike retook the lead 4-2
at the interval. Upon restart, Mike went 5-2 up and games then
went in sequence until the World No. 1 took the £6,000 winners
prize by 8-5. Peter received £3,000 as runner up in a £20,000
prize pool.

First Round
M. Kothari

(India)

4 E. Hughes

(Rep. Ireland)

1 
B. Bhaskar

(India)

4 D. Joshi

(India)

0 
B. Close

(England)

4 D. Sneddon

(Scotland)

1 
I. Williamson

(England)

4 A. Potikyan

(Armenia)

0 
P. Sheehan

(England)

4 C. Shutt

(England)

3 
P. Gilchrist

(England)

4 A. Agrawal

(India)

1 
N. Dagley

(England)

4 S. Hardcastle

(England)

2 
Agrawal

(India)

4 B. Dix

(England)

0 
D. Causier

(England)

4 M. Rehani

(India)

0 
M. Ferreira

(India)

4 I. Malik

(India)

0 
R. Chapman

(England)

4 A. Goenka

(India)

0 
N. Patel

(India)

4 C. Everton

(Wales)

2 
M. Wildman

(England)

4 M. Spoormans

(Belgium)

1 
Second Round
R. Foldvari

(Australia)

4 M. Kothari

1 
B. Close

4 B. Bhaskar

1 
P. Sheehan

4 I. Williamson ‘

0 
P. Gilchrist

4 N. Dagley

0 
G. Sethi

(India)

4 A. Agrawal

1 
D. Causier

4 M. Ferreira

0 
R. Chapman

4 N. Patel

1 
M. Russell

(England)

4 M. Wildman

0 
Third Round
R. Foldvari

4 B. Close

0 
P. Gilchrist

4 P. Sheehan

1 
D. Causier

4 G. Sethi

1 
M. Russell

4 R. Chapman

2 
Semi-final
P. Gilchrist

4 R. Foldvari

2 
M. Russell

4 D. Causier

3 
Final
M. Russell

8 P. Gilchrist

5 

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