EABA Matchplay – Hall Warms up for English Defence
Sunday 17th March 2019, Atack Club, Nuneaton
Rob Hall beat Mark Hirst in the final EABA ranking tournament of 2018/19, the matchplay, played over a maximum of 3*100 up frames( or a maximum of 75 minutes). Hall retained this title, having a 100 unfinished break in his semi final win over Nathan Mann, Hirst winning a high quality semi over Mark Hatton, having an unfinished century break in the previous round.
Jim McCann had a flashback with a 59 break topped by an unfinished century, Ron Bickerdike having also having an unfinished century in the plate. Craig Fitzpatrick took the plate from Gary Norman, their semi final victims being Mark Graham and Mick Johnson respectively.
Six times winner Hall and Fitzpatrick go from this short format into 4 hour games in the English amateur semi finals. Many thanks to Ian and Sonia from the Atack club for their continuing support for the billiards fraternity.