2017/18 EABA UK Seniors (Over 50’s) – Welham’s Special Delivery
Cue Ball Club, Derby, 23/24th September 2017
Twice English Amateur Champion Phil Welham added the UK Seniors Championship to his portfolio, being unbeaten throughout, sealing the final with a break of 107 and a tournament best of 157. Norfolk based postman Welham beat the defending champion Dave Sneddon (Scotland) in a good semi final by 288-209, Welham having breaks of 87 and 61 to Sneddon’s 77.
Brian Harvey made the final by beating Teessider Ron Bickerdike who played well throughout. In his run to the final Harvey (who is now 80 years old!) made a number of good scores and breaks but had no answer f.or Welhams scoring power and break making, the final score being 517 to 85.
The plate final saw Tommy Hunter from Northern Ireland make breaks of 61 and 63 in beating Bradford’s Steve Kershaw by 306-135, Jamie Wayman and Steve Stokes making the semi finals of a great weekend’s billiards.
Tournament director was Clive Scott, with referees Martin O’Reilly, Chris Hudson, Bob Slee, Phil Brooke and John Squires. The EABA would like to thank all at the Cue Ball Club for their support.
Results are Here