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TIMELINE OF NATIONAL BAR BILLIARDS HISTORY (PART 3): 2007 - ON. (COMPRISES A SUMMARY OF NIGEL SENIOR’S BI-MONTHLY AEBBA NEWSLETTERS  *A LINK GIVEN TO EACH NEWSLETTER AS APPROPRIATE*

2007 (Pre- newsletter)

2007 in pictures

Jersey v England (Mens) in February: Jersey 16, England 17; (Ladies): Jersey 3, England 12

15th Oxfordshire Open in March: Wnr Chris Reeves; R-u Gareth Lloyd;  S/F Richard Wooton, Dave France; Plate: Tony Walsh bt Barry Radford.

14th British Ladies Open in March: Wnr Jean Over; R-u Jane Wood; Plate: Lorraine Hall bt Sue Mariner

25th National Pairs @Bournemouth in March: K Sheard/R Sturgess 3, P Phillips/S Sheard 1;  Plate: Kevin Tunstall/Ricky Dewdney bt Frank Cox & Jeanette Cox.

15th Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open in April: Wnr N.Senior; R-u M.Trafford; S/F Mark Brewster, Paul Sainsbury; Plate: Mark Turner bt Pete Sainsbury.

Inter-Insular  in April at the Jamaica Inn: Guernsey 2, Jersey 4 but Bob Chapple beats Graham Bisson to take the C.I. Individual Championship.

England v Guernsey in June: England 37, Guernsey 10

14th Sussex Open in June: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Mark Brewster; S/F Tony Webster, Steven Sheard; Plate: Ray Sturgess bt Pete Sainsbury.

11th Kent Classic in July: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Paul Sainsbury; S/F Phil Collins, Dave France;

Plate: Chris Saville bt Martin Leach.

7th Buckinghamshire Open in August: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Alan Chaloner; S/F Gareth Lloyd, Ray Sturgess; Plate: Richard Wooton bt Ian Lelliott.

12th Berkshire Open in September: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Leon Beer; S/F Steven Sheard, Mal Spier; Plate: Mark Brewster bt Nigel Senior.

36th County Championships (Div One) in September: Wnrs Oxon A (22), R-u Sussex A (18); Kent A relegated.

County Championships (Div Two) in September: Wnrs Oxon B (16), R-u Surrey A (12); Bucks relegated.

County Championships (Div Three) in October: Wnrs Sussex B (28), R-u Berks B (19.5)

35th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 30th Sept: Wnrs Oxon A, R-u Sussex A;  Sussex B relegated:

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 30th Sept: Wnrs Surrey A, R-u Oxon B

33rd All-England Individuals in October: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Steven Sheard

34th All-England Ladies in October: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u Janet Burns

8th Special Ladies Open in October: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Jenny Abbott; Plate: Janet Burns bt Jenny Parsons.

35th National Team Championship ion 21st October: Wnrs Nelson (Oxon); R-u Caversham WMC (Berks)

25th Alternative Rules (Triangles) in October: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Mal Spier;  Plate: Ray Sturgess bt Dave May.

8th World Championships @ Ommaroo Hotel, Jersey on 10/11 November: Wnr: Trevor Gallienne; R-u Jim Millward;  S/Finalists: Alan Le Blond & Gary Powell;  Qr/Finalists: Dennis Helleur, Mark Brewster, Sue Mariner and Kevin Hall.

World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Tim Ringsdore

2nd World Championship Pairs on 09/10 Nov: Wnrs Graham Bisson & Nigel Ryall; R-u: Chris Tupper & Terry Race; S/Finalists: Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd; Mick Eouzan & Jason Holley.

11th Junior World Championship @Jersey in November: Wnr Nicholas Wren; R-u Zoe Jeanne

9th British Mixed Pairs in November: Wnrs Kevin & Hayley Tunstall; R-u Dennis & Sue Atkins. SemiFinalists were Chris Newson/Chris Toner and Pauline Withey/Keith Sheard.

21st British Under-25s in November: Wnr Chris Reeves; R-u Steven Sheard

15th British Grand Prix Masters in November: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Phil Collins

2nd British Ladies Grand Prix in December: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Jean Brackenridge

18th National Over-50’s Individuals on 2nd December: Wnr Chris Newson; R-u Pete Farrelly

6th National Over-60’s Individuals on 2nd December: Wnr Dave France; R-u Paul Lovegrove

2008 (Pre-newsletter)

2008 in pictures

England v Jersey (Mens) at Skylane Hotel, Horley 9/2/08: England 23, Jersey 7; (Ladies) England 14, Jersey 1.

16th Oxfordshire Open in March: Wnr Mark Turner; R-u Kevin Tunstall.  S/F: Tony Martin, Chris Reeves; Plate: Ray Sturgess bt Steven Sheard

15th British Ladies Open in March: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Sho Nicholls. Plate: Sheena Wood bt Caroline Retfalvi

26th National Pairs @Bournemouth in March: Wnrs Kevin Tunstall & Ricky Dewdney; R-u Paul Lawson & Maxi McDonnell.   Plate: Simon Coleman/Ian Coleman bt Michelle Baden/Mal Spier

16th Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open in April: Wnr Mark James; R-u Ian Lelliott.  S/F: Kevin Tunstall, Jon Bamsey; Plate: Keith Sheard bt Curt Driver

Inter-Insular in April at the Shakespeare Hotel: Jersey 5, Guernsey 1. Trevor Gallienne beats Graham Bisson to take the C.I. Individual championships for Guernsey.

Guernsey v England on May 3rd at the Peninsula Hotel: Guernsey A 12, England A 40; Guernsey B 4, England B 24.

1st Guernsey Open in May: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Trevor Gallienne. S/F: Phil Collins, Leon Beer; Plate: Sue Mariner bt Steven Sheard

15th Sussex Open in June: Wnr Gary Johnson; R-u Ian Lelliott.  S/F: Curt Driver, Mark James; Plate: Bill Kerr bt Tony Webster

12th Kent Classic in July: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Nigel Senior. S/F: Dave France, Tony Walsh; Plate: Keith Sheard bt Paul Sainsbury

8th Buckinghamshire Open in August: Wnr Gary Johnson; R-u Mal Spier. S/F: Simon Ellam, Mick Jones; Plate: John Addley bt Tony Hearne

13th Berkshire Open in September: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Gareth Lloyd. S/F: Phil Collins, Dennis Atkins; Plate: Dave France bt John Addley

37th County Championships (Div One) in September: Wnrs Oxon A, R-u Sussex A  (Oxon B relegated)

County Championships (Div Two) in September: Wnrs Sussex B, R-u Northants  (Surrey A relegated)

County Championships (Div Three) in October: Wnrs Kent B, R-u Berks B

36th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 28th Sept: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Surrey A  (Kent relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 28th Sept: Wnrs Oxon B , R-u Surrey B

34th All-England Individuals in October: Wnr Phil Collins ; R-u Tony Walsh

35th All-England Ladies in October: Wnr Chris Toner; R-u Jean Brackenridge

9th Special Ladies Open in October: Wnr; Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Chris Toner; Plate: Dawn Jordan bt Carla Jolley.

36th National Team Championship on 19th October: Brewery Tap (Sussex) 4, Caversham WMC (Berks) 0

26th Alternative Rules (Triangles) in October: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Curt Driver;  Plate: Dennis Atkins bt Chris Newson

9th World Championships @ Ommaroo Hotel, Jersey on 8/9 November: Wnr:Trevor Gallienne; R-u: Kevin Tunstall; S/Finalists: Jim Millward, Chris Tupper;  Q/finalists: Terry Race, Harry Barbet, Mark James, Alan Phillips.

World Championship (Plate Competition) in November: Wnr Alan Brackenridge; R-u Bernie McCluskey

3rd World Championship Pairs on 7/8 November: Wnrs Kevin Tunstall & Kevin Hall; R-u Gary Powell & Phil Collins; S/Finalists: Dennis Atkins & Geoff Jukes; Alan Phillips & Michael Phillips. 

12th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 09 November: Wnr Zoe Jeanne; R-u Ben Wilding

10th British Mixed Pairs in November: Wnrs Dave Alder & Jackie Watson; R-u Dave Tooke & Jenny Abbott SemiFinalists were Simon Ellam/Melissa Standbridge and Keith Sheard/Pauline Withey.

22nd British Under-25s in November: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Martin Cole

16th British Grand Prix Masters in November: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Keith Sheard

3rd British Ladies Grand Prix: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u Pauline Withey

19th National Over-50’s Individuals on 30th November: Wnr Maxi McDonnell; R-u Ian Lelliott

7th National Over-60’s Individuals on 30th November: Wnr Ian Lelliott; R-u Ron Britton

(NB - ensuing years are covered by Nigel Senior’s bi-monthly Newsletters.)

2009

Newsletter Iss 1 - (Jan/Feb):  

Jersey v England (Mens) on February 6th at the Ambassadeur Hotel: Jersey 22, England 11; (Ladies) Jersey 6, England 12.

17th Oxfordshire Open at Didcot on 21st Feb: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u Tony Willis; S/F: Pete Sainsbury, Kevin Hall;  Plate: Stuart Giles bt Paul Sainsbury

Issue 2 - (Mar/Apr): 

27th National Pairs @Bournemouth 7/8 March: Wnrs: Nigel Senior & Chris Reeves; R-u Dennis Atkins & Geoff Jukes; Plate: Paul Lawson/Maxi McDonnell bt Richard Wooton/Gareth Lloyd

16th British Ladies Open 5th Apr: Wnr Lorraine Hall; R-u Jean Brackenridge; Plate: Sandra Race bt Denise Wills

17th Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open on 19th April: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Dave Ingram; S/F: Geoff Jukes; Mark Brewster;  Plate: Chris Newson bt Peter Edwards

Inter-Insular Guernsey lost to Jersey in April:.

Issue 3 – (May/Jun): 

2nd Guernsey Open on 3rd May: Wnr Graham Bisson; R-u Trevor Gallienne; S/F: Kevin D’Avoine, Dave Hampton; Plate: Chris Tupper bt Robert Chapple Jr.

1st Surrey Open on 10th May: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Clive Thompson, Steven Sheard; Plate: Mark Trafford bt Gary Powell

May 2009 The newly-formed Norwich 4-Pin League commences with 4 teams from 3 venues.

England v Guernsey on June 6th at Roffey Club: England 37, Guernsey 10.

16th Sussex Open on 7th June: Wnr Jim Millward; R-u Phil Collins; S/F: Dave Reeves, Steven Sheard; Plate: Pete Sainsbury bt Jean Brackenridge

Issue 4 – (Jul/Aug):

13th Kent Classic on July 13: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u Pete Sainsbury; S/F: Nigel Senior, Keith Sheard; Plate: Jason Wadsworth bt Simon Ellam

9th Buckinghamshire Open on 9th August: Wnr Curt Driver; R-u Gareth Lloyd; S/F: Dave France, Dave Alder; Plate: Dave Ingram bt Geoff Mace

Issue 5 - (Sep/Oct): 

14th Berkshire Open on 13th Sep: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Ian Lelliott, Nigel Senior; Plate: Steven Sheard bt Chris Reeves

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A good showing in Counties Div 1 again but no cigar….Hampshire

38th County Championships (Div One) on 20th Sep: Wnrs Oxon A, R-u Berks A; (Sussex B relegated)

County Championships (Div Two) on 20th Sep: Wnrs Kent A, R-u Surrey A; (Kent B relegated)

County Championships (Div Three) on 18th Oct: Wnrs Bucks, R-u Cambs

37th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 4th Oct: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Oxon A  (Oxon B relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 4th Oct: Wnrs Sussex B, R-u  Berks

35th All-England Individuals on 4th Oct: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Dave Alder

36th All-England Ladies on 18th Oct: Wnr Chris Toner; R-u Marilyn Izzard

37th National Team Championship on 25th October:  Caversham WMC (Berks) 3, Flying Scud A 1

10th Special Ladies Open on 25th Oct: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u: Chris Toner; Plate: Jean Brackenridge bt Jackie Watson

Issue 6 – (Nov/Dec): 

27th Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 1st Nov: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u  Steven Sheard;  Plate: Chris Toner bt Dave Barnes

10th World Championships @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 7/8 Nov: Wnr:Phil Collins; R-u Paul Sainsbury; S/Finalists Dennis Helleur, Richard Wooton; Q/finalists James Jeanne, Jim Millward, Nigel Senior, Kevin Tunstall.

World Championship (Plate Competition) : Wnr Bernie McCluskey; R-u Nigel Bisson

4th World Championship Pairs on 6/7 Nov: Wnr Phil Collins & Leon Beer; R-u Keith Sheard & Steven Sheard; S/Finalists: Kevin Tunstall & Kevin Hall; Mark Trafford & Curt Driver.

13th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 8th Nov: Wnr Zoe Jeanne; R-u Amber Hopwood

11th British Mixed Pairs on 22nd Nov: Wnrs Dave Tooke & Sue Atkins; R-u Dave Alder & Jackie Watson SemiFinalists were Stuart & Jenny Florey and Pauline Withey/Keith Sheard

23rd British Under-25s on 22nd Nov: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Adam Bateup

17th British Grand Prix Masters on 29th Nov: Wnr Curt Driver; R-u Steven Sheard

4th British Ladies Grand Prix on 29th Nov: Wnr Chris Toner; R-u Jean Brackenridge

20th National Over-50’s Individuals on 29th Nov: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u Bill Trinder

8th National Over-60’s Individuals on 29th Nov: Wnr Dave France; R-u Alan Chaloner

2010

Issue 7 - (Jan/Feb): 

England v Jersey (Mens) on February 6th at the Ardington Hotel, Worthing: England 25, Jersey 8.

Ladies International became England 12 “Jersey B plus Guests” 3 for one year.

18th Oxfordshire Open on 13th Feb: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Phil Collins; S/F: Barry Radford, Curt Driver;  Plate: Keith Sheard bt Jon Bamsey

Issue 8 - (Mar/Apr): 

28th National Pairs @Bournemouth on 6/7 March:  Wnrs: Keith Sheard & Mark Trafford; R-u Leon Beer & Phil Collins; Plate: Syl Murphy/Merv Yearwood bt Andy Haines/Dino Clark

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17th British Ladies Open on 11th Apr: Wnr Alison Norman; R-u Pauline Withey; Plate: Jean Brackenridge bt Bella Stoner (Pictured: Alison, Pauline, Jean and Bella receiving their trophies from organiser Caroline Jones)

18th Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open on 18th April: Wnr Keith Sheard; R-u Mark James; S/F: Phil Collins, Curt Driver; Plate: Ricky Dewdney bt Simon Ellam

Inter-Insular Jersey bt Guernsey in April 3-3 and on aggregate score. Steve Ahier beats Trevor Gallienne for the C.I. Individual title.

Issue 9 - (May/June): 

Guernsey v England 1st May at the Wayside Cheer: Guernsey 18, England 40.

3rd Guernsey Open on 2nd May: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u John Beck; S/F: Andy Rundle, Geoff Powell; Plate: Nigel Senior bt Darren Ogier

2nd Surrey Open on 9th May: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Paul Sainsbury; S/F: Mark Trafford, Nigel Senior; Plate: Martin Smith bt Kevin Hall

17th Sussex Open on 13th June: Wnr Leon Beer; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Barry Holt, Nigel Senior; Plate: Bill Kerr bt Richard Wooton

14/06/2010 Inauguration of the East Sussex Off-the-Spot Summer League for teams in Lewes, Mid Sussex and Brighton: A tie and playoff for the top two places ensues.

Issue 10 - (July/Aug ):

14th Kent Classic on 13th July: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Simon Ellam; S/F: Steven Sheard, Ian Lelliott; Plate: Mark Trafford bt Bob Hall

24th British Under-25s on 25th July: Wnr Martin Cole; R-u Lewis Stratford

21st National Over-50’s Individuals on 25th July: Wnr Keith Sheard; R-u Dave France

9th National Over-60’s Individuals on 25th July: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u Geoff Pitt

10th Buckinghamshire Open on 9th August: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Simon Ellam, Barry Radford; Plate: Dave Ingram bt Ian Gordon

12th British Mixed Pairs on 22nd Aug: Wnrs Kevin Tunstall & Hayley Tunstall; R-u Mark Trafford & Pauline Withey SemiFinalists were Graham Alder/Janet Burns and Dave Ingram/Colleen Park

Issue 11 - (Sep/Oct): 

15th Berkshire Open on 12th Sep: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Mark Brewster; S/F: Leon Beer, Phil Collins; Plate: Kevin Hall bt Gerry Fitzjohn

39th County Championships (Div One) on 19th Sep: Wnrs Berks A, R-u Oxon A; (Kent A relegated)

County Championships (Div Two) on 19th Sep: Wnrs Oxon B, R-u Surrey A             

County Championships (Div Three) on 17th Oct: Wnrs Berks B, R-u Kent B

38th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 3rd Oct: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Oxon A; (Sussex B relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 3rd Oct: Wnrs Berks, R-u Surrey B

36th All-England Individuals on 3rd October: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u Gary Powell

37th All-England Ladies on 17th October: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Bella Stoner

28th Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 31st Oct: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u  Mark Trafford;  Plate: Steven Sheard bt Tony Woolvin

Issue 12 -, (Nov/Dec):

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Four-times World Champ Jim

11th World Championships @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 6/7 Nov: Wnr: Jim Millward; R-u Graham Bisson; S/finalists Steve Mariner, Trevor Gallienne; Qr/finalists Martin Smith, Alan Le Blond, Dave Gallichan, Gareth Lloyd

World Championship (Plate Competition) on 6/7 Nov: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u James Jeanne

5th World Championship Pairs on 5/6 Nov: Wnrs Keith Sheard & Steven Sheard; R-u Curt Driver & Mark Brewster; S/Finalists: Harry Barbet & Alan Le Blond; Michael Phillips & James Jeanne.

14th Junior World Championship @ Jersey on 7 November: Wnr Kimberley Gallichan; R-u Jazz Mariner

11th Special Ladies Open on 21st Nov: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Pauline Withey; Plate: Jenny Florey bt Jackie Watson

38th National Team Championship on 21st Nov: New Sussex Hotel 3, Didcot Con Club 2

18th British Grand Prix Masters on 28th Nov: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Nigel Senior

5th British Ladies Grand Prix on 28th Nov: Wnr Chris Toner; R-u Melissa Standbridge

2011

Issue 13 - (Jan/Feb): 

Jersey v England (Mens) on February 5th at the Ambassadeur Hotel: Jersey 16, England 17; (Ladies) Jersey 6, England 12

19th Oxfordshire Open on Feb 19th : Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Phil Collins; S/F: Gary Johnson, Ricky Dewdney; Plate: Ian Moss bt Stuart Florey

Issue 14 - (Mar/Apr): 

29th National Pairs @Bournemouth on 12/13 March: Wnrs: Steven Sheard & Peter Phillips; R-u: Tony Willis & John Bamsey; Plate: Paul Sainsbury/Bernie McCluskey bt Ray Hussey/Darren Isard

19th Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open on 10th April: Wnr Leon Beer; R-u Curt Driver; S/F: Martin Smith, Tony Webster; Plate: Phil Collins bt Tony Woolvin

18th British Ladies Open on 17th Apr: Wnr Sandra Race; R-u  Genette Nicholls;  Plate: Lorraine Hall bt Melissa Standbridge

Inter-Insular: Guernsey 3 Jersey 3 in April: Guernsey win 25k – 22k on aggregate. Trevor Gallienne regains the C.I Individual title for Guernsey, beating Bob King.

Issue 15 - (May/June): 

1st Guernsey Open Pairs (30th Apr): Wnrs; Harry Barbet & Chris Tupper; R-u Curt Driver & Mark Brewster

4th Guernsey Open on 1st May: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Trevor Gallienne; S/F: Paul Barnett, Curt Driver;  Plate: Michael Phillips bt Chrissie Newson

3rd Surrey Open on 8th May: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Steven Sheard; S/F: Curt Driver, Tony Woolvin; Plate: Gary Powell bt Roger Taylor.

England v Guernsey on June 11th at Roffey Club: England 42, Guernsey 5.

18th Sussex Open on 12th June: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Steven Sheard; S/F: Curt Driver, Dave Ingram;  Plate: Chris Reeves bt Geoff Powell

Issue 16 - (July/Aug): 

15th Kent Classic on 10th July: Wnr Tony Woolvin; R-u Lorin Clough; S/F: Chris Newson, Martin Smith; Plate: Richard Wooton bt Ian Gordon

25th British Under-25s on 24th July: Wnr Martin Cole ; R-u Johnny George

22nd National Over-50’s Individuals on 24th July: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u Ian Lelliott

10th National Over-60’s Individuals on 24th July: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u Phil Hawkins

11th Buckinghamshire Open on 7th August: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Ricky Dewdney; S/F: Keith Sheard, Tony Martin;  Plate: Gerry Fitzjohn bt Maurice Izzard

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Issue 17 - (Sep/Oct): 

16th Berkshire Open on 11th Sept: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Dennis Atkins, Ian Lelliott;  Plate: Leon Beer bt Nigel Senior

40th County Championships (Div One) on 11th Sept: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Berks A (Oxon B relegated)

39th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 2nd Oct: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Oxon A (Berks A relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 2nd Oct: Wnrs Surrey B, R-u Sussex B

37th All-England Individuals on 2nd Oct: Wnr Curt Driver; R-u Simon Coleman

38th All-England Ladies in 25th Sep: Wnr Chrissie Newson; R-u Denise Wills

12th Special Ladies Open on 23rd Oct: Wnr Myra Hawkins; R-u: Jenny Florey; Plate: Janet Burns bt Ros Appleby

39th National Team Championship on 23rd Oct: New Sussex Hotel 3, Caversham WMC 2

29th Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 9th Oct: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Tony Webster; Plate: Carla Jolly bt Chris Newson

Issue 18 - (Nov/Dec): 

12th World Championships @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 5/6 November: Wnr:Kevin Tunstall, R-u Steven Sheard; S/finalists Steve Mariner, Curt Driver; Qr/finalists Nigel Senior, James Jeanne, Paul Barnett, Nigel Ryall

World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr Bernie McCluskey; R-u Sue Mariner

6th World Championship Pairs on 4/5 November: Wnrs Bernie McCluskey & Paul Sainsbury; R-u Neil Higgins & Paul Barnett; S/Finalists: Phil Oakley & Barry Holt; Curt Driver & Mark Brewster.

15th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 6th November: Wnr Kimberley Gallichan; R-u Amber Hopwood

British Mixed Pairs booked 21st Aug then 13th November: CANCELLED

County Championships (Div Two) on 20th Nov: Wnrs Sussex B, R-u Surrey 

County Championships (Div Three) : DISCONTINUED.

19th British Grand Prix Masters in 27th Nov: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Steven Sheard

6th British Ladies Grand Prix in 27th Nov: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Denise Wills

2012

Issue 19 - (Jan/Feb):

England v Jersey (Mens) on February 4th at Ardington Hotel, Worthing: England 25, Jersey 8.  (Ladies match cancelled).

20th Oxfordshire Open on 18th Feb: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Steven Sheard; S/F: Nigel Senior, Tony Martin;  Plate: Barry Radford bt Bert Lovegrove

Issue 20 - (Mar/Apr): 

30th National Pairs @Bournemouth on 10/11 March: Wnrs: Leon Beer & Phil Collins; R-u: Jon Bamsey & Tony Willis;  Plate: Nigel Senior/Gareth Lloyd bt Andy Haines/Dino Clark

Inter-Insular Jersey bt Guernsey on April 1:

19th British Ladies Open on 15th Apr: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u: Sandra Race; Plate: Genette Nicholls bt Sho Nicholls

Mermaid (Portsmouth) Open in April:  NOT HELD

Issue 21 - (May/Jun):

5th Guernsey Open on 6th May: Wnr Trevor Gallienne; R-u Tom Oliver; S/F: Richard Wooton, Paul Dyer; Plate: Jon Bamsey bt Martin Smith

2nd Guernsey Open Pairs on 5th May: Wnrs Nigel Senior & Richard Wooton; R-u Keith Hollis & Mark Trafford

Guernsey v England on 5th May at Les Roquettes: Guernsey 22, England 36

4th Surrey Open on 13th May: Wnr Keith Sheard; R-u Kevin Tunstall;  S/F: Curt Driver, Tony Webster; Plate: Kevin Hall bt Denise Wills

19th Sussex Open on 10th June: Wnr Keith Sheard; R-u Steven Sheard; S/F: Barry Radford, Henry Brooks; Plate: Gareth Lloyd bt Paul Sainsbury

Issue 22 - (Jul/Aug):

16th Kent Classic on 15th July: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u Kevin Tunstall; S/F: Richard Wooton, Jim Greensted; Plate: Tony Martin bt Martin Leach

12th Buckinghamshire Open on 5th August: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Phil Collins;  S/F: Terry Isard, Bill Kerr;  Plate: Colin Martin bt Merv Yearwood

Issue 23 - (Sep/Oct): 

17th Berkshire Open on 9th Sep: Wnr Ian Lelliott; R-u Mark Brewster; S/F: Phil Collins, Dave Ingram;  Plate: Richard Wooton bt Richard Corbould

41st County Championships (Div One) on 23rd Sep: Wnrs Oxon A, R-u Sussex A; (Sussex B relegated)

39th All-England Ladies on 23rd Sep: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Jan Bithell

40th Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 30th Sep: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Surrey A (Surrey B relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 30th Sep: Wnrs Oxon B , R-u Sussex B

38th All-England Individuals on 30th Sep: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Simon Coleman

30th Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 14th Oct: Wnr Ian Moss; R-u Chris Newson; Plate: Curt Driver bt Doug Carswell

13th Special Ladies Open on 21st Oct: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u: Denise Wills; Plate: Lorraine Hall bt Genette Nicholls

40th National Team Championship on 21st Oct: Caversham WMC 3, Laughing Fish (Sussex) 1

Issue 24 - (Nov/Dec): 

13th British Mixed Pairs on 28th Oct: Wnrs Steven Sheard & Pauline Withey; R-u Kevin Tunstall & Hayley Tunstall  SemiFinalists were Stuart & Jenny Florey and Kevin & Sandra Hall.

23rd National Over-50’s Individuals on 28th Oct: Wnr Chris Saville; R-u Dave Ingram

11th National Over-60’s Individuals on 28th Oct: Wnr Ian Lelliott ; R-u Stuart Florey

13th World Championships @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 10/11 November: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u Paul Sainsbury; S/finalists Bob King, Nigel Senior; Qr/finalists Dennis Helleur, Jim Millward, Bernie McCluskey, Graham Bisson

World Championship (Plate Competition) on 10/11 November: Wnr Brian Richards ; R-u Pete Sainsbury

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7th World Championship Pairs on 9/10 November: Wnrs Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd; R-u Phil Collins & Leon Beer; S/Finalists: Phil Oakley & Barry Holt; Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman.

16th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 11 November: Wnr Amber Hopwood; R-u  Jazz Mariner

County Championships (Div Two) on 18th Nov: Wnrs Oxon B, R-u Bucks 

26th British Under-25s on 25th November: Wnr Lewis Stratford; R-u Lorenzo Hickman

20th British Grand Prix Masters on 25th November: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Phil Collins

7th British Ladies Grand Prix on 25th November: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u Denise Wills

2013

Issue 25 - (Jan/Feb):

Jersey v England (Mens) on Feb 2nd at Sarum Hotel:  Jersey 14, England 19.  (Ladies match cancelled).

21st Oxfordshire Open on 9th Feb: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Keith Sheard;  S/F: Martin Cole, Simon Coleman;  Plate: Kevin Hall bt Lorin Clough

Issue 26,- (Mar/Apr):

31st National Pairs @Bournemouth on 9/10 March:  Wnrs: Nigel Senior & Richard Wooton; R-u Steven Sheard & Pete Phillips;                  Plate: Leon Beer/Phil Collins bt Paul Sainsbury/Bernie McCluskey

1st East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Norwich on 23rd March: Wnr Curt Driver; R-u Clive Thompson; S/F: Mark Trafford, Kevin Tunstall;  Plate: Melvin Tilbury bt Aaron White.

5th Surrey Open on 14th Apr: Wnr Curt Driver; R-u Pete Sainsbury; S/F:  Paul Sainsbury, Geoff Jukes; Plate: Nigel Senior bt Damien Coates

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One better than his brother on this occasion….runner-up Pete Sainsbury

Inter-Insular in April:  Guernsey 1 Jersey 5.  Dennis Helleur wins the C.I. Individual title, beating Paul Dyer.

Issue 27 - (May/Jun): 

6th Guernsey Open on 5th May: Wnr Mark Trafford; R-u Chris Tupper; S/F: Tony Webster, Nigel Senior; Plate: Dave Ingram bt Geoff Pitt

3rd Guernsey Open Pairs on 4th May: Wnrs Roy Le Page & Terry Kenny; R-u Mark Trafford & Ian Gordon; Plate: Kevin Tunstall/Kevin Hall bt Martin Smith/Roger Taylor

20th British Ladies Open on 12th May: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Jean Brackenridge; Plate: Denise Wills bt Genette Nicholls

1st National Off-the-Spot Open held @ Tonbridge, Kent on 19th May.  Wnr Leon Beer; R-u Mark Trafford;  S/F: Mark Brewster, Tony Martin;  Plate: Barry Radford bt Simon Coleman. (NB.The Off-the-Spot format has been seen before in an English National, but not since 1996, when “Triangles” took its place.)

International: England 44 Guernsey 16 on June 8 at Roffey Club:

20th Sussex Open on 9th June: Wnr Stephen Coleman; R-u Tony Cross; S/F: Dave Ingram, Lee Radford; Plate: Nigel Senior bt Phil Collins

Issue 28,- (Jul/Aug): 

03/7/2013 The newly-formed Crawley Summer 4-Pin League kicks off with one division of four teams.

17th Kent Classic on 7th July at the Suburban Club, Chatham: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u Keith Sheard; S/F: Phil Collins, Mark James;  Plate: Martin Cole bt Geoff Powell

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13th Buckinghamshire Open on 11th August: Wnr Mark James; R-u Keith Sheard;  S/F: Tony Martin, Ernie Jordan; Plate: Simon Coleman bt Andy Godden

A measure-up before the start….

28/8/2013 A 4-Pin Inter-league challenge played at the Bull, Henfield finishes Eastbourne 4, Crawley 3.

Issue 29 - (Sep/Oct): 

18th Berkshire Open on 8th Sep: Wnr Keith Sheard; R-u Mark Trafford; S/F: Nigel Senior, Mark James;  Plate: Ian Lelliott bt Chris Saville

42nd County Championships (Div One) on 22nd Sep: Wnrs Berks A, R-u Kent A; (Oxon B relegated)

40th All-England Ladies on 22nd Sep: Wnr Denise Wills; R-u Jean Brackenridge

41st Ladies County Championships (Div One) on 29th Sep: Wnrs Sussex A, R-u Oxon A; (Oxon B relegated)

Ladies County Championships (Div Two) on 29th Sep: Wnrs Berks, R-u  Sussex B

39th All-England Individuals on 29th Sep: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Paul Sainsbury

31st Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 13th Oct: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u Tony Webster;  Plate: Dave Tooke bt Doug Carswell

14th Special Ladies Open on 20th Oct: Wnr Dawn Jordan; R-u: Jenny Florey; Plate: Michelle Baden bt Ros Appleby

41st National Team Championship on 20th Oct: Wnrs Ye Old Black Horse (Sussex); R-u Kennington Club (Oxon)

Issue 30 - (Nov/Dec): 

14th British Mixed Pairs on 27th Oct: Wnrs Gary Powell & Denise Wills; R-u Curt Driver & Sho Nicholls SemiFinalists were Ian Lelliott/Ros Appleby and Martin & Laura Cole.

24th National Over-50’s Individuals on 27th Oct: Wnr Gerry Fitzjohn; R-u Chris Newson

14th World Championships @Jersey on 9/10 Nov: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u Nigel Senior; S/Finalists Ian Lelliott, Kevin Hall; Qr/finalists Terry Race, Trevor Gallienne, Harry Barbet, Curt Driver

World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr Jim Millward ; R-u Gary Naftel

8th World Championship Pairs on 8/9 Nov: Wnr Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman; R-u Trevor Gallienne & Bob Le Moignan; S/Finalists: Paul Barnett & Neil Higgins; Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd

17th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 10th Nov: Wnr Tia Hopwood; R-u Libby Hopwood

County Championships (Div Two) on 17th Nov: Wnrs Surrey, R-u Sussex B 

27th British Under-25s on 24th Nov: Wnr Craig Mace; R-u Callum Bowler

21st British Grand Prix Masters on 24th Nov: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Curt Driver

8th British Ladies Grand Prix on 24th Nov: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u Pauline Withey

12th National Over-60’s Individuals on 24th Nov: Wnr Geoff Pitt; R-u Tony Martin

2014 

Issue 31 - (Jan/Feb):

England v Jersey Internationals: CANCELLED;  England XI 30,  England Ladies & Under-30s 6 in March during Bournemouth weekend.

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22nd Oxfordshire Open on 8th Feb at Didcot Con Club: Wnr Dave Ingram; R-u Ian Lelliott; S/F: Colin Southouse, Gerry Fitzjohn; Plate: Paul Sainsbury bt Damian Coates

Issue 32,- (Mar/Apr):

32nd National Pairs @Bournemouth on 8/9 March: Wnrs: Curt Driver & Mark Brewster; R-u Tony Willis & Jon Bamsey; Plate: Stephen Coleman/Mike Daw bt Phil Hawkins/Dave Tooke

2nd East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Sudbury on 22nd March: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Curt Driver;  S/F: Colin Southouse, Luke Cole-Watts;  Plate: Chris Saville bt Nathan Mitchell

Inter-Insular in April: Jersey 3 Guernsey 3 (Guernsey win 29k – 26k on aggregate)  

6th Surrey Open on 13th Apr: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Barry Radford; S/F: Keith Sheard, Curt Driver; Plate: Geoff Jukes bt Damian Coates

Issue 33 - (May/Jun): 

7th Guernsey Open on 4th May: Wnr Bob Chapple; R-u Bob King; S/F: Ian Champion, Mat Ogier;  Plate: Chris Saville bt Craig Carlson

4th Guernsey Open Pairs on 3rd May: Wnrs Ian Champion & Paul Le Gallez; R-u Trevor Gallienne & Barry Osborne;  Plate: Mark Trafford/Keith Hollis bt Dave Ingram/Ian Lelliott

International: Guernsey 19 England 47 on May 3 at Les Roquettes.

21st British Ladies Open on 11th May: Wnr Denise Wills; R-u Bella Stoner; Plate: Colleen Park bt Tracy Guy

22/5/2014 The newly-formed York League gets underway with three teams. This is followed by the Sheffield League in September of the same year.

31/5/2014: E.Sussex 4-Pin Open held at Royal Eastbourne Hos SC: Wnr P.Osborne, R-u B.Osborne, S/F C.Southouse and James Bown.

01/6/2014 Eastbourne finishes as a SCBBA-affiliated 3-Pin league following a poorly-attended Finals Night.

21st Sussex Open on 8th June: Wnr Richard Wooton; R-u Curt Driver; S/F: Phil Collins, Mike Daw;  Plate: Keith Sheard bt Denise Wills

Issue 34,- (Jul/Aug): 

18th Kent Classic on 13th July @ Tonbridge: Wnr Richard Wooton; R-u Gerry Fitzjohn; S/F: Nigel Senior, Kevin Hall;  Plate: Paul Sainsbury bt Tony Martin

2nd National Off-the-Spot Open @ Chatham, Kent on 27th July:  Wnr Mark Brewster; R-u Mark Trafford;  S/F: Ian Lelliott, Bob Hall;  Plate: Curt Driver bt Nigel Senior

9/8/14: An Inter-County 4-Pin challenge finishes Bay Horse (Suffolk) 8, Ashburnham (E.Sussex) 4.

14th Buckinghamshire Open on 10th August: Wnr Kevin Tunstall; R-u Ian Lelliott; S/F: Mark James, Paul Sainsbury; Plate: Martin Cole bt Lee Radford

23/8/14: Competitive bar billiards resurfaces in Yorkshire: York 7 Sheffield 10 in the inaugural Northern Cities challenge.

31/8/14:“Northants On Tour” Issue 2: Northants complete an 8 Counties Challenge, eight years after the first occasion….

Issue 35 - (Sep/Oct): 

19th Berkshire Open (at Berinsfield Social Club, Oxon, as a late replacement venue) on 14th September: Wnr Mark Trafford; R-u Dave Ingram; S/F: Gerry Fitzjohn, Geoff Mace;  Plate: Pauline Withey bt Jenny Florey

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Mark Trafford with Plate winner Pauline on the left.

43rd County Championships (Div One) at Didcot Con Club on 21st Sep: Wnrs:  Berkshire A; R-u: Sussex A; (Hampshire relegated)

41st All-England Ladies at Didcot on 21st Sep: Wnr: Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Pauline Withey.

42nd Ladies County Championships (Div One) at Didcot on 28th Sep: Wnrs: Sussex A; R-u: Oxon A. (Ladies County Championships (Div Two) – DISCONTINUED. )

40th All-England Individuals at Didcot on 28th Sep: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Geoff Jukes. 

32nd Alternative Rules (Triangles) at Didcot on 5th Oct: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Mark Trafford ;  Plate: Lee Radford bt Tony Woolvin.

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Three ‘Special Ladies’ : Pauline, Jenny and Colleen (Pauline also displaying the highest break award)

15th Special Ladies Open at Didcot on 19th Oct: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u: Jenny Florey; (Plate) Wnr Myra Hawkins. R-u: Colleen Park

42nd National Team Championship at Didcot on 19th Oct: Wnrs White Hart Littlehampton (Sussex); R-u: Caversham WMC (Berks)

 Issue 36 - (Nov/Dec): 

15th British Mixed Pairs at Didcot on 26th Oct: Wnrs Dave Ingram & Colleen Park; R-u Nigel Senior & Michelle Baden SemiFinalists were Curt Driver/Hilary Burford and Dave Tooke/Sue Atkins.

1/11/14: The return Inter-County 4-Pin challenge held at the Ashburnham Arms finishes Eastbourne/Hastings 9, Bay Horse (Suffolk) 5.

28th British Under-25s at Didcot  on 2nd Nov: Wnr Stephen Coleman; R-u  Craig Mace

25th National Over-50’s Individuals at Didcot on 2nd Nov: Wnr Tony Martin; R-u  Chris Saville

13th National Over-60’s Individuals at Didcot on 2nd Nov: Wnr Dennis Atkins; R-u  Phil Hawkins

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15th World Championships @Jersey on 8/9 Nov: Wnr: Dave Ingram; R-u Kevin Tunstall; S/Finalists Mike Daw, Curt Driver; Qr/finalists Andy Burns, Martin Cole, Martin Smith, Chris Saville

World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u  Bob Hall

9th World Championship Pairs on 7/8 Nov: Wnrs Jim Millward & Trevor Gallienne; R-u Mark Trafford & Keith Hollis; S/Finalists Kevin Hall & Kevin Tunstall; Nigel Ryall & Graham Bisson.

18th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 9th Nov: Wnr Joshua Gardner; R-u  Tia  Hopwood

County Championships (Div Two) at Didcot Con Club on 16th Nov: Wnrs Sussex B, R-u Oxon B 

22nd British Grand Prix Masters at Didcot Con Club on 23rd Nov: Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Kevin Tunstall

9th British Ladies Grand Prix on 23rd Nov: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u Denise Wills

Nov 2014:  Launch of the ‘Traditional Sports and Games - European Platform’, whose mission is:

To serve as a European resource hub that stimulates the sharing of TSG policy, knowledge and practice, ultimately increasing the number of institutions and individuals involved in TSG. We hope this will bring us to a united Europe, eternally rich and diverse in TSG.

The first SETS Conference  took place in hotel Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport Wed 19th - Fri 21th November 2014;  Participants: delegates from Denmark, Netherlands, Poland. Belgium, Greece. Chris Saville represents England with full blessing of the AEBBA, taking a demonstration table over to the continent, but with limited aspirations:

“To summarise we appear to have no real ideas to change what we are already doing apart from applying to the sports council. The only benefit from the EU would be funding to help our spiralling costs and possibly to pay someone semi- professionally for the time all this organisation takes and enable an expansion of attempts to sell the game.”

Slide show presentation:

https://www.slideshare.net/SETS_2015/all-england-bar-billiards-association-chris-saville

Post-conference report:

 “Basically I had vague hopes that SETS would be a cavalry riding over the hill to save us with potential funding to help us run road-shows and other suggestions for new ways of taking our game to the next generations. That will not happen. The conference was too wide a church with reps from massive associations representing hundreds of thousands such as the Highland Games and Irish Gaelic Games, reps from umbrella associations and - Bar Billiards, Bat & Trap  and Table Skittles (not Devil Among The Tailors) from England.

The clue was in the title 'Sports and Games' They are sports and we are games. Sports have benefits that can be taken to schools and universities. They have their own heritage and traditions which are a selling point. The three English games have no tangible heritage and tradition, our heritage is basically based on the unique local pub tradition in the UK. Pubs and alcohol cannot be promoted to the younger generations. This equally applies to so many other traditional English games such as Shove Halfpenny and 'Devil Among the Tailors'. Thus the only recommendation to come from the conference was to take the English games out of pubs and into Youth Clubs etc. The conference was heavily based on the bigger picture, possible Olympic inclusion and umbrella associations and a lot of it whistled over our heads. The final day was heavily based on UNESCO with a representative talking about UNESCO's work on preserving traditional games. Only one country in this part of Europe has not signed up to the conventions - yes, you got it! the UK. That thus had little interest to us. You might research it and write to your MP's as to why the UK is the only European government not to ratify the treaty.

On the positive side the conference was an eye opener with good contacts made with the other English games and we are going to look at possible cooperation between the English traditional games (and possibly others) and try to organise some cross pollination meetings that would have far more chance of attracting public attention than any of our games in isolation. Finance will be an obvious problem.

The three of us had dinner with the President of the European Traditional Games and Sports Association and that association has no pyramid structure of major and minor games, all are equal, it may be that ETGSA is the umbrella association that might interest us. I will be looking into this association further.

A lot of hard work went into the conference by the organisers and it was well run, though possibly the timetable could have been more flexible when important points had been identified. They certainly looked after us. We were the first of three conferences across Europe so there will have been a learning curve for the organisers.”      - Chris Saville.

6/12/2014: Return Northern Cities challenge: Sheffield 10, York 5.

Owing to non payment of affiliation fees the Cambridgeshire Association's membership of AEBBA was suspended indefinitely at the 2014 A.G.M.

2015

Issue 37 - (Jan/Feb):

Jersey v England Mens International at Sarum Hotel on 7th Feb: Jersey 15, England 17.

Issue 38,- (Mar/Apr)

England v Guernsey International at Queens Hotel, Bournemouth on 7th Mar: England 47, Guernsey 6

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                                       The England and Guernsey teams

33rd National Pairs @ Bournemouth on 7/8 March: Wnrs: Leon Beer & Phil Collins; R-u: Curt Driver & Mark Brewster;

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Plate: Phil Osborne & Colin Southouse (pictured) bt Chris Saville & Tony Martin

3rd East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Sudbury on 21st March: Wnr: Mal Spier; R-u: Curt Driver;  S/F: Simon Coleman; Keith Sheard;  Plate: Stephen Coleman bt Luke Cole-Watts.

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The trophy winners (l ro r) Mal, Curt, Stephen and Luke.

7th Surrey Open on 12th Apr: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Paul Sainsbury; S/F: Glenn Chubb; Keith Sheard; Plate: Damian Coates bt Genette Nicholls.

23rd Oxfordshire Open @ Didcot Con Club on 25th Apr:

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Wnr: Gary Powell; R-u Kevin Tunstall ; S/F: Jon Bamsey; Mike Daw; Plate: Johnny George bt Damian Coates.

Issue 39 - (May/Jun):

Inter-Insular @ Les Rocquettes on 2nd May : Guernsey 4, Jersey 2

5th Guernsey Open Pairs on 2nd May: Wnrs: Curt Driver & Gerry Fitzjohn; R-u: Craig Carlsson & Derek Latham;  Plate:  James Jeanne & Sami Baden bt Chris & Chrissie Newson.

8th Guernsey Open on 3rd May:

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Wnr: Ian Lelliott; R-u: Chris Saville; S/F: Terry Kenny; Nigel Senior;  Plate: Curt Driver bt Darren Ogier.

16th National Mixed Doubles (hosted this year by Surrey at Salfords SC) on 9th May: Wnrs Jim Greensted & Ros Appleby; R-u Keith Sheard & Pauline Withey; SemiFinalists were Colin Robbins/Jean Brackenridge and David & Caroline Jones.  In the Plate, Ian Lelliott & Genette Nicholls bt Stuart & Jenny Florey.

22nd Sussex Open on 14th June @ Roffey Club: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u: Ricky Dewdney; S/F: Martin Cole; Nigel Senior ;  Plate: Mark Trafford bt Denise Wills.

28/6/2015: Friendly International at the Limes, Merstham: Inter-County Select XII 40, England 86.

30/6/2015 Eastbourne, up till now a singles league, take over the running of the Sussex 4-Pin League from Crawley with the aid of Hall and Woodhouse sponsorship.

Issue 40,- (Jul/Aug): 

19th Kent Classic on 5th July @ Tonbridge: Wnr Steven Sheard; R-u: Nigel Senior; S/F: Keith Sheard, Tony Cross;  Plate: Dave Ingram bt Ric Cunningham.

18/7/2015: Northampton win a 3-way Northern Cities Challenge hosted by York B-B L: Northampton 12 - York 9 - Sheffield 4.

25/7/2015: Team from Suffolk - Bay Horse, Sudbury - take on an England Select VIII  at 4-Pin and win 11-5.

22nd British Ladies Open (hosted this year by Sussex at Hurstpierpoint SC) on 26th July: Wnr Jean Brackenridge; R-u Denise Wills; Plate: Anita Blackman bt Pauline Withey.

15th Buckinghamshire Open at Cressex Community Centre, High Wycombe on 9th August: Wnr Mark James; R-u Kevin Tunstall; S/F: Colin Southouse,Tony Martin; Plate: Bob Osborne bt Ian Morton.

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20th Berkshire Open at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 6th September: Wnr Mark Trafford; R-u  Mark James; S/F: Simon Coleman, Gerry Fitzjohn;  Plate: Pete Sainsbury bt Richard Corbould.

26/9/2015 York Bar Billiards League stage a charity challenge event, with World Champ Dave Ingram and England Captain Curt Driver in attendance and taking on all comers.

Issue 41 - (Sep/Oct):

44th County Championships (Div One) at Didcot Con Club on 20th Sep: Wnrs: Kent A; R-u: Sussex A; (Sussex B relegated)

42nd All-England Ladies at Didcot on 20th Sep: Wnr: Pauline Withey; R-u: Denise Wills.

43rd Ladies County Championships at Didcot on 27th Sep: Wnrs: Sussex A; R-u: Surrey

41st All-England Individuals at Didcot on 27th Sep: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Barry Radford

33rd Alternative Rules (Triangles) at Didcot on 11th Oct: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Curt Driver;  Plate: Mark Foster bt Lee Radford.

16th Special Ladies Open at Didcot on 18th Oct: Wnr Pauline Withey; R-u: Sami Baden; (Plate) Wnr Jenny Florey; R-u: Janet Burns.

43rd National Team Championship at Didcot on 18th Oct: Wnrs Didcot Con Club; R-u: Caversham WMC.

3rd National Off the Spot Open (hosted this year by Surrey at Salfords SC) on 25th Oct: Wnr: Matthew Jones; R-u: Curt Driver;  S/F: Dave Ingram, Mark James; Plate:  Martin Cole bt Stephen Coleman.

Issue 42 - (Nov/Dec):

16th World Championships @Jersey on 7/8 Nov: Wnr Paul Sainsbury; R-u James Jeanne; S/Finalists: Ian Lelliott; Kevin Tunstall; Qr/finalists: Chris Saville; Martin Cole; Dave Ingram; Gary Naftel.

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World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr Phil Collins; R-u Mark Trafford

10th World Championship Pairs on 6/7 Nov: Wnrs Jim Millward & Trevor Gallienne; R-u Phil Osborne & Colin Southouse; S/Finalists Neil Higgins & Paul Barnett; Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman.

19th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 8th Nov: Wnr Joshua Gardner, R-u  Libby Hopwood.

County Championships (Div Two) at Didcot Con Club on 15th Nov: Wnrs Northants, R-u Hants.

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23rd British Grand Prix Masters at Didcot Con Club on 22nd Nov: Wnr Nigel Senior; R-u Martin Cole.

10th British Ladies Grand Prix at Didcot on 22nd Nov: Wnr Jenny Florey; R-u Jean Brackenridge.

29th British Under-25s at Didcot  on 22nd Nov: Wnr Phil McFarland; R-u Craig Mace.

26th National Over-50’s Individuals at Didcot on 22nd Nov: Wnr Geoff Pitt; R-u Alan Lacey.

14th National Over-60’s Individuals at Didcot on 22nd Nov: Wnr Dennis Atkins; R-u Tony Martin.

11/11 & 25/11/15: In a memorable all-High Wycombe final (the first) the A’s beat the B’s  over 2 legs at the Queens, Hazlemere to win the Inter-Area NBBA Challenge Cup.

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In picture, courtesy of Dawn Jordan, are  (l.to r.) Ray Hussey, Terry Isard, Andy Godden, Steve Allard and Ernie Jordan.

2016

Issue 43 - (Jan/Feb):

30/1/16 Following England’s defeat back in July, Northants travel to the Bay Horse Sudbury to take on Suffolk at 4-Pin and lose 1-8 on the narrow table.

24th Oxfordshire Open @ Didcot Con Club on 13th Feb: Wnr: Jim Millward; R-u: Curt Driver; S/F: Gary Powell, Ian Lelliott; Plate: Steven Sheard bt Gerry Fitzjohn.

Issue 44,- (Mar/Apr)

International @ Queens Hotel, Bournemouth on 5th March: England 22, Jersey 11

34th National Pairs @ Bournemouth on 5/6 March: Wnrs: Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman; R-u: Gareth Lloyd & Richard Wooton;  Plate Final : Paul Sainsbury & Bernie McCluskey bt Jim Greensted & Ricky Dewdney.

4th East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Sudbury on 19th March: Wnr: Chris Saville; R-u: Phil Osborne;  S/F: Jim Greensted, Curt Driver;  Plate: Damian Coates bt Terry Moore.

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8th Surrey Open @ Salfords Club, Horley on 10th Apr:

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Wnr: Steven Sheard; R-u: Mark Brewster; S/F: Gareth Lloyd, Mark Trafford; Plate: Jim Greensted bt Bryan Stevens.

Issue 45 - (May/Jun):

Inter-Insular 23rd April: Jersey 3, Guernsey 3, Guernsey winning on aggregate; Trevor Gallienne (Gu) beats James Jeanne (J) for the C.I. Individual championship.

International @ Les Rocquettes on 29th April : Guernsey 27, England 39.

6th Guernsey Open Pairs on 30th April: Wnrs: Jim Millward & Martin Cole; R-u: Dave Ingram & Matthew Jones;  Plate: Mark Brewster & Mark Trafford bt Darren Ogier & Matt Wilcox.

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9th Guernsey Open on 1st May: Wnr: Martin Cole; R-u: Ian Champion; S/F: Gerry Fitzjohn, Paul Sainsbury;  Plate: Roy Le Page bt Gary Powell.

17th National Mixed Doubles at Salfords SC on 7th May:

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Wnrs: Ian Lelliott & Genette Nicholls; R-u: Dave Ingram & Colleen Park; SemiFinalists were Nigel Senior/Michelle Baden and Mark Fraser/Anita Blackman whilst in the Plate Curt Driver & Pauline Withey bt Keith Sheard & Sami Baden

23rd Sussex Open on 12th June @ Roffey Club: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Dave Ingram; S/F: Paul Sainsbury, Ian Lelliott;  Plate: Colin Southouse bt Pete Sainsbury.

Issue 46 - (Jul/Aug): 

20th Kent Classic on 3rd July @ Tonbridge: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Nigel Senior; S/F: Bob Hall, Curt Driver;  Plate: Pete Sainsbury bt Dave Ingram.

23rd British Ladies Open (hosted again by Sussex at Hurstpierpoint SC) on 24th July: Wnr: Pauline Withey; R-u: Michelle Baden; Plate: Denise Wills bt Sandra Hall.

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16th Buckinghamshire Open at Cressex Community Centre, High Wycombe on 7th August: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Lee Radford; S/F: Matt Jones, Mark Brewster;  Plate: Matthew Knight bt Damian Coates.

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1st Northants 4-Pin Open at the Cock, Northampton on 20th August: Wnr: Jason Neal; R-u: Colin Southouse; S/F: Clive Thompson, Martin Cole;  Plate: Ian Street bt Joe Oakley.

6th Northants Open (last held 1998) at the Cock, Northampton on 21st August: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Mark Trafford; S/F: Gareth Lloyd, Ian Lelliott;  Plate: Ian Street bt  Jim Millward.

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30/8/2016 The final of a Summer Doubles competition, resurrected after a gap of 17 years and open to Sussex and Surrey players, takes place at the Stout House, Horsham. Sponsors Hall and Woodhouse (Dorset brewers) present the winners’ trophies.

21st Berkshire Open at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 4th September: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Simon Coleman; S/F: Ian Lelliott, Curt Driver;  Plate: Jim Millward bt Tony Cross.

Issue 47 - (Sep/Oct):

45th County Championships (Div One) at Didcot Con Club on 18th Sep: Wnrs:  Sussex A; R-u: Kent A; ( Surrey relegated) .

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43rd All-England Ladies at Didcot on 18th Sep: Wnr: Denise Wills; R-u: Pauline Withey.

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44th Ladies County Championships at Didcot on 25th Sep: Wnrs:  Sussex A; R-u: Oxon A. 

42nd All-England Individuals at Didcot on 25th Sep: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Mark Trafford.

1/10/16: 3rd Inter-county 4-Pin challenge match at the Bay Horse finishes Bay Horse (Sudbury) 12, Eastbourne 7.

34th Alternative Rules (Triangles) at Didcot on 9th Oct: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Mark Trafford;  Plate: Tony Martin bt Jon Tyson.

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Dave Alder (above) sets an all-time-record for this event with an amazing  break of 5050.

17th Special Ladies Open at Didcot on 16th Oct: Wnr: Pauline Withey; R-u: Jean Brackenridge.   (NB. No Plate held.)  

44th National Team Championship at Didcot on 16th Oct: Wnrs  White Hart, Littlehampton (Sussex); R-u: Tunbridge Wells Constitutional Club (Kent).

4th National Off the Spot Open (hosted again by Surrey at Salfords SC) on 23rd Oct: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Martin Cole;  S/F: Ian Lelliott, Mark Brewster; Plate: Matt Jones bt Tony Cross.

Issue 48 - (Nov/Dec):

27th National Over-50’s Individuals at Didcot on 30th Oct: Wnr: Ernie Jordan; R-u: Pete Burton. 

15th National Over-60’s Individuals at Didcot on 30th Oct: Wnr: Dennis Atkins; R-u: Chris Saville. 

County Championships (Div Two) at Didcot Con Club on 6th Nov: Wnrs: Sussex B; R-u: Oxon B.

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17th World Championships @Merton Hotel, Jersey on 12/13 Nov: Wnr: Matt Jones; R-u: Mark Brewster; S/Finalists: Curt Driver, Graham Bisson; Qr/finalists: Bob Chapple, Steve Mariner, Mat Ogier, Chris Saville.

World Championship (Plate Competition): Wnr: Lorin Clough; R-u: Phil Oakley.

11th World Championship Pairs on 11/12 Nov: Wnrs: Curt Driver & Mark Trafford; R-u: Trevor Gallienne & Jim Millward; S/Finalists: Matt Jones & Cliff Slade; Mark James & Ian Lelliott.

20th Junior World Championship @Jersey on 13th Nov: Wnr: Joshua Gardner; R-u: Alfie Millward.

30th British Under-25s at Didcot  on 27th Nov: Wnr: Daniel Wheal ; R-u: Kyle Ingram.

24th British Grand Prix Masters at Didcot Con Club on 27th Nov: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Tony Cross.

11th British Ladies Grand Prix at Didcot on 27th Nov: Wnr: Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Pauline Withey

2017

Issue 49 - (Jan/Feb):

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25th Oxfordshire Open @ Didcot Con Club on 11th Feb: Wnr: Keith Sheard; R-u: Mark Trafford; S/F: Steven Sheard, Martin Smith;  Plate: Tony Cross  bt Curt Driver.

Issue 50,- (Mar/Apr)

International @ Queens Hotel, Bournemouth on 4th March: England 44, Guernsey 10

35th National Pairs @ Bournemouth on 4/5 March: Wnrs: Leon Beer & Phil Collins; R-u: Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman;  Plate Final: Matt Jones & Doug Carswell bt Steve Allard & Sue Allard.

5th East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Sudbury on 25th March: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Keith Sheard;  S/F: Phil Osborne, Simon Coleman;  Plate: Andy Hill bt Mal Spier.

9th Surrey Open @ Salfords Club, Horley on 9th Apr: Wnr: Paul Sainsbury; R-u: Gareth Lloyd; S/F: Curt Driver, Mark James; Plate: Colin Southouse bt Chris Tupper.

Issue 51 - (May/Jun):

Inter-Insular 29th April: Guernsey 4, Jersey 2;   Bob Chapple (Gu)  beat Dave Lomax (J)  for the C.I. Individual Championship.

7th Guernsey Open Pairs on 29th April: Wnrs: Nigel Senior & Alan Brackenridge; R-u: Bob Chapple & Ian Champion;  Plate: Jim Millward & Martin Cole bt Jean Brackenridge & Michelle Baden.

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10th Guernsey Open on 30th Apr: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Chris Saville; S/F: Trevor Gallienne; Curt Driver;  Plate: Ian Lelliott bt Mark Brewster.

National Mixed Doubles at Totteridge Club, High Wycombe on 7th May: Cancelled.

2nd National Alternative Rules (4-Pin) at the Cock, Northampton on 20th May: Wnr: Phil Osborne; R-u: Nigel Senior; S/F: Simon Coleman, Andy Chambers; Plate: Damian Coates bt Jack Baden.

7th Northants Open at the Cock, Northampton on 21st May: Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Simon Coleman; S/F: Jon Bamsey, Kevin Tunstall; Plate: Clive Thompson bt Phil Osborne.

24th Sussex Open on 11th June @ Roffey Club: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Ian Lelliott; S/F: Nigel Senior, Matt Knight; Plate: Geoff Jukes bt Mark Brewster.

Issue 52 - (Jul/Aug): 

21st Kent Classic on 2nd July @ Tonbridge (played with group stages for first time): Wnr: Curt Driver; R-u: Matt Jones; S/F: Phil Osborne, Gerry Fitzjohn; Plate: Dave Ingram bt Matt Knight.

24th British Isles Ladies Open (hosted again by Sussex at Roffey S & SC) on 23rd July: Wnr; Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Colleen Park; Plate: Ros Appleby bt Melissa Standbridge.

24/7/2017 News that Wellingborough 4-Pin League is still going, now with their own website.

29/8/2017 Final matches in the Eastbourne 4-Pin League, although activity will continue with sundry singles and team challenges.

17th Buckinghamshire Open at Cressex Community Centre, High Wycombe on 6th August: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Lee Radford; S/F: Tony Martin, Mark Trafford;  Plate: Bob Hall bt Steven Sheard.

22nd Berkshire Open at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 3rd September: Wnr: Dave Ingram; R-u: Ian Lelliott; S/F: Mark Trafford, Mark Brewster;  Plate: Nigel Senior bt Gary Powell.

Issue 53 - (Sep/Oct):

46th County Championships (Div One) at Didcot Con Club on 17th Sep: Wnrs: Kent; R-u: Sussex A;   (Surrey relegated).

County Championships (Div Two) at Didcot Con Club on 24th Sep: Wnrs: Hants; R-u: Bucks A . 

(NB Ladies County Championship suspended:  as from this year has been integrated with the men.)

The inaugural National “4 x 4” 4-Pin Team Knockout (staged by Suffolk BB Assoc.) held at the Bay Horse, Sudbury on 30th Sep: Wnrs: Bay Horse, Sudbury (Jeremy Fry, Alasdair Carnegie, Steve Hale, Jason Lawrence); R-u: Red House, Stanningfield;  Plate Wnrs: Northants; R-u: Worthing.

35th National Alternative Rules (Triangles) on 8th Oct now at Totteridge Club, Bucks: Wnr: Doug Carswell; R-u: Mark Trafford;  Plate: Kyle Ingram bt Tony Brown.

45th National Team Championship at Didcot on 15th Oct: Wnrs: Tunbridge Wells Constitutional Club; R-u: Romans ‘C’ .

18th Special Ladies Open at Didcot on 15th Oct: Wnr: Pauline Withey; R-u: Jenny Florey.

5th National Off-the-Spot Open (hosted by Sussex at Emsworth Social Club) on 22nd Oct: Wnr: Jim Millward; R-u: Nigel Senior;  S/F: Ian Lelliott, Matt Jones; Plate: Phil Osborne bt Barry Radford.  

43rd All-England Individual Championships at Arborfield RBL, Berks on 5th Nov: Wnr: Paul Sainsbury; R-u: Jim Greensted.  

44th All-England Ladies Championships at Arborfield RBL, Berks on 5th Nov: Wnr: Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Pauline Withey.

Issue 54 - (Nov/Dec):

28th National Over-50’s Individuals at Arborfield RBL, Berks on 5th Nov: Wnr: Pete Sainsbury; R-u: Tony Martin.

12th World Championship Pairs @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 10/11 Nov: Wnrs: Kevin Tunstall & Martin Cole; R-u: Richard Wooton & Gareth Lloyd; S/Finalists: Jim Millward & Trevor Gallienne; Curt Driver & Mark Trafford.

Jersey v England Mens International @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 11th Nov: Jersey 7, England 26.

18th World Championships @Merton Hotel, Jersey on 11/12 Nov: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Kevin Tunstall; S/Finalists: Dave Ingram, Paul Sainsbury; Qr/finalists: Matt Jones, Nigel Senior, Gary Powell, Alan Phillips.

World Championship (Plate Competition) @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 11/12 Nov: Wnr: Richard Corbould;  R-u: Stephen Coleman.

21st Junior World Championship @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 12th Nov: Cancelled through insufficient entries

25th British Grand Prix Masters at Arborfield RBL on 26th Nov: Wnr: Matt Jones; R-u: Jim Millward.

12th British Ladies Grand Prix at Arborfield RBL on 26th Nov: Wnr: Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Denise Wills.

31st British Under-30s at Arborfield RBL  on 26th Nov: Wnr: Daniel Wheal; R-u: Joe Oakley .

16th National Over-60’s Individuals at Arborfield RBL on 26th Nov: Wnr: Barry Radford; R-u: Geoff Pitt.

13/12/17: Northampton A win the Inter-Area Challenge Cup for the first time after being involved for over 40 years. They beat High Wycombe A 7-3 in the Final, over 2 legs.

Northampton A: Jason Neale, Simon Coleman, Stephen Coleman, Damian Coates and Andy Chambers.

The year ends with a shake-up in the AEBBA hierarchy: Lorin Clough (Northants) takes over as AEBBA Secretary, Dave Alder (Berks) will continue in his logistical role of managing the table hire/getting them to and from events.

23/12/17 An EGM is called by the required number of counties, to accept Nottinghamshire Bar Billiards as an affiliated member of AEBBA. The meeting also resolved to empower the AEBBA committee to call any future EGMs as required - a measure put in place to make the new Secretary’s job workable.

2018

Issue 55 - (Jan/Feb):

26th Oxfordshire Open @ Vikings S & SC, Headington on 10th Feb: Postponed until April 22.

Issue 56,- (Mar/Apr)

England v Jersey Mens International @ Queens Hotel, Bournemouth on 3rd March: Cancelled…..A friendly challenged arranged in lieu finished England XI 22, Challengers 11.

36th National Pairs @ Bournemouth on 3/4 March: Wnrs: Nigel Senior & Marcus Chipman; R-u: ; Curt Driver & Mark Brewster. Plate: Dennis Atkins & Geoff Jukes bt Stuart Mepham & Kevin Hall.

6th East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Masonic Hall, Sudbury on 24th March: Wnr: David Lloyd (of the former Newmarket & Bury St Edmunds League); R-u: Curt Driver;  S/F: Andy Hill, Steve Hale;  Plate: Andy Pollard bt Dave Lillie.

10th Surrey Open @ Salfords Club, Horley on 8th Apr: Wnr: Paul Sainsbury; R-u: Matt Jones; S/F: Mark Trafford, Kevin Tunstall. Plate: Geoff Jukes bt Barry Radford.

26th Oxfordshire Open was rescheduled for 22 Apr @ Berinsfield SC, Wallingford:  Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Keith Sheard; S/F: Martin Cole, Gerry Fitzjohn. Plate: Mark Brewster bt Ian Lelliott.

Issue 57 - (May/Jun):

8th Guernsey Open Pairs on 5th May: Wnrs: Dave Ingram & Matt Jones; R-u: Kevin Tunstall & Ian Lelliott;  Plate: Phil Osborne & Colin Southouse bt Jean Brackenridge & Michelle Baden.

International @ Les Rocquettes, Guernsey on 5th May: Guernsey 16, England 50.

11th Guernsey Open on 6th May: Wnr: Trevor Gallienne; R-u: Mark Trafford; S/F: Darren Ogier; Matt Jones;  Plate: Jim Millward bt Gary Powell.

Inter-Insular at the Sarum Hotel, Jersey on 12th May: Jersey 5, Guernsey 1. Trevor Gallienne beat Jersey’s Graham Bisson to become Islands Champion.

3rd National Alternative Rules (4-Pin) at the Cock, Northampton on 19th May: Wnr: Chris Saville; R-u: Jason Neal; S/F: Nigel Senior, Colin Southouse; Plate: Lorin Clough bt Bob Hall.

8th Northants Open at the Cock, Northampton on 20th May: Wnr: Mark Brewster; R-u: Matt Jones; S/F: Gareth Lloyd, Mark Trafford; Plate: Nigel Senior bt Sid Ponting.

25th Sussex Open on 10th June @ Roffey Club: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Steven Sheard; S/F: Paul Sainsbury, Dave Reeves; Plate: Mark James bt Jack Baden.

East Sussex 4-Pin 4 x 4 Team Challenge (staged by Hastings BBL) for 7 teams (incl. The White Horse Sudbury) held at the Jenny Lind, Hastings on 23rd June: Wnrs: Alexandra Hotel, Worthing; R-u: Ashburnham Arms, Hastings.

Issue 58 - (Jul/Aug): 

22nd Kent Classic on 15th July @ Tonbridge: Wnr: Mark James; R-u: Curt Driver; S/F: Paul Sainsbury, Ian Lelliott; Plate: Lorin Clough bt Pete Sainsbury.;  Competition restored for players ranked over 50 Nationally (aka “Kent Minnows”) Wnr: Bryan Stevens; R-u: Phil McFarland.

25th British Isles Ladies Open (hosted by Sussex at Burgess Hill Constitutional Club) on 29th July: Wnr: Jean Brackenridge; R-u: Anita Blackman; Plate: Denise Wills bt Lorraine Hall.

16th Buckinghamshire Open at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 12th August: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Joe Oakley; S/F: Martin Smith, Nigel Senior;  Plate:  Mark Brewster bt Matthew Knight.

Issue 59 - (Sep/Oct):

23rd Berkshire Open at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 2nd September: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Simon Coleman; S/F: Martin Cole, Martin Smith;  Plate: Joe Oakley bt Kyle Ingram.

Back-to-back Opens for World Champion Mark Trafford

A sensation is caused at the 47th County Championships (Div One) at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 16th Sep: Sussex picked a young and relatively inexperienced side (at this level) for their second string and the team (shown below and managed by Tony Jenner) won four out of their five matches against the most illustrious of opposition.  This triumph for youth over experience represents a serious blow to the establishment, but shows that - in Sussex at any rate - the future is bright.

Flanking Tony, (left) Mike Daw, Jack Baden, Joe Oakley; (right) Stuart Mepham, Stuart Carruthers, Bob Hall, Chris Cox. Wnrs: Sussex ‘B’ ; R-u: Oxon ‘A;   (Berks A relegated).

County Championships (Div Two) at Arborfield RBL, Reading on 23rd Sep: Wnrs: Surrey; R-u: Bucks. 

(NB Ladies County Championship suspended:  again integrated with the men.)

The 2nd National “4 x 4” 4-Pin Team Knockout (staged by Suffolk BB Assoc.) held at the White Horse, Sudbury on 29th Sep: Wnrs: “Worthing Wallies” (Alexandra Hotel) (Ric Cunningham, Bob Hall, Mal Spier, Tony Jenner);  R-u: Bay Horse ‘A’ Sudbury; Plate Wnrs: Ashburnham Arms, Hastings. A Team from Northampton and four others from Suffolk also took part.

36th National Alternative Rules (Triangles) at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 7th Oct: Wnr: Gerry Fitzjohn; R-u: Dave Alder;  Plate: Ian Moss bt Bob Hall.

46th National Team Championship at Arborfield RBL on 14th Oct: Wnrs: Tunbridge Wells Constitutional Club;  R-u: Henty Arms (Sussex).

19th Special Ladies Open at Arborfield RBL on 14th Oct: Wnr: Jenny Florey; R-u: Ros Appleby.

18th National Mixed Doubles at Arborfield RBL on 14th Oct: Wnrs: ; Mark Trafford & Jenny Florey; R-u: Stephen Coleman & Jean Brackenridge.

6th National Off-the-Spot Open (hosted again by Sussex at Emsworth Social Club) on 21st Oct: Wnr: Lorin Clough; R-u: Kevin Tunstall; S/F: Curt Driver, Mark Brewster; Plate: Gerry Fitzjohn bt Lorraine Hall.

Issue 60 - (Nov/Dec):

13th World Championship Pairs @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 09/10 Nov: Wnrs: Matthew Jones & Cliff Slade; R-u: Matthew Knight & Joe Oakley; S/Finalists: Kevin Tunstall & Martin Cole; Jim Millward & Trevor Gallienne.

19th World Championships @Merton Hotel, Jersey on 10/11 Nov: Wnr: Paul Sainsbury; R-u: Phil Osborne; S/Finalists: Martin Cole, Nigel Senior; Qr/finalists: James Jeanne, Mark Trafford, Curt Driver, Kevin Tunstall.

World Championship (Plate Competition) @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 10/11 Nov: Wnr: Chris Tupper;  R-u: Stuart Carruthers.

21st Junior World Championship @ Merton Hotel, Jersey on 11th Nov: Wnr: ; Cancelled again through insufficient entries.

44th All-England Individual Championships at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 18th Nov: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Matt Jones.  

45th All-England Ladies Championships at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 18th Nov: Wnr: Denise Wills; R-u: Pauline Withey.

29th National Over-50’s Individuals at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 18th Nov: Wnr: Gerry Fitzjohn; R-u: Ernie Jordan. 

17th National Over-60’s Individuals at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 18th Nov: Wnr: Gerry Fitzjohn; R-u: Ian Lelliott. 

26th British Grand Prix Masters at Arborfield RBL on 25th Nov: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Matt Jones.

13th British Ladies Grand Prix at Arborfield RBL on 25th Nov: Wnr: Pauline Withey; R-u: Michelle Baden.

32nd British Under-30s at Arborfield RBL  on 25th Nov: Wnr:  Joe Oakley; R-u: Daniel Wheal. (Joe’s triumph included a 21k break in the semi-final).

5/12/18: High Wycombe B overturn a 1-4 first leg deficit to defeat holders Northampton A in the Inter-Area Challenge Cup Final - the previous occasions the B’s had previously won it  being in 1975 and 1984. Sadly the last time the RAFA Club H/W will be staging events of this kind as it is due to close at the end of  the year.

2019

27th Oxfordshire Open @ The Barn, Didcot on 2nd Feb: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Curt Driver; S/F: Matt Jones, Mark Brewster. Plate: Keith Sheard bt Tony Webster.

37th National Pairs @ Queens Hotel, Bournemouth on 2/3 March: Wnrs: Curt Driver & Mark Brewster; R-u: Leon Beer & Phil Collins; Plate: Paul Sainsbury & Bernie McCluskey bt Phil & Bob Osborne.

7th East Anglian 4-Pin Open @ Masonic Hall, Sudbury on 23rd March: Wnr: Dave Lillie ; R-u: Curt Driver;  S/F: Nigel Senior, James Baker;  Plate: Bob Osborne bt Luke Cole-Watts.

11th Surrey Open @ Salfords Club, Horley on 7th Apr: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Bob Hall; S/F: Phil Osborne, Nigel Senior; Plate: Gerry Fitzjohn bt Jim Greensted.

Sun 14 Apr:  Inaugural “AEBBA Challenger Event” @ Mercure Hotel Nottingham. (For novice players and players outside the Top 250 in the National Ranking table as at Dec 2018) Players from Berkshire, Nottingham and York took part. Wnr:  Colin Chambers; R-u: Geraint Davies (both from York)

Inter-Insular on 4th May at Les Rocquettes: Guernsey 3, Jersey 3 (Guernsey win on aggregate); Tom Oliver beat James Jeanne for the C.I. Individual Championship.

9th Guernsey Open Pairs on 4th May: Wnrs: Mark Trafford & Keith Hollis; R-u: Dave Ingram & Matt Jones;  Plate: Paul Le Gallez & Ian Champion bt Graham Bisson & Dave Gallichan.

12th Guernsey Open on 5th May: Wnr: Dave Ingram; R-u: Ian Lelliott; S/F: Ian Champion; James Jeanne; Plate: Alan Brackenridge bt Tony Cross.

4th National Alternative Rules (4-Pin) at the Cock, Northampton on 18th May: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Colin Southouse; S/F: Phil Osborne, Mark Trafford; Plate: Phil Griffin bt Jason Neal.

9th Northants Open at the Cock, Northampton on 19th May: Wnr: Jason Neal; R-u: Matt Jones; S/F: Martin Cole,, Stephen Coleman; Plate: Ian Lelliott bt Colin Southouse.

International @ Roffey Club, Horsham on 1st June: England 38 Guernsey 15

26th Sussex Open on 2nd June @ Roffey Club: Wnr: Nigel Senior; R-u: Gareth Lloyd; S/F: Mark Trafford, Gerry Fitzjohn; Plate: Christian Cox bt Alan Brackenridge.  

37th National Alternative Rules (Triangles) at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe on 16th June: Wnr: Mark Trafford; R-u: Nigel Senior;  S/F: Curt Driver, Phil Osborne. Plate: Joe Elleson bt Kyle Ingram.

2nd East Sussex 4-Pin Team challenge (staged by Hastings BBL) for 7 teams (incl. the Brewery Tap Sudbury) held at the Jenny Lind, Hastings on 22nd June: Wnrs: Ashburnham Arms, Hastings; R-u: Nag’s Head A, Hastings.

7th National Off-the-Spot Open (hosted by Bucks at Totteridge Community Centre, High Wycombe) on 30th June: Wnr: Kevin Tunstall; R-u: Curt Driver; S/F: Matt Jones; Gerry Fitzjohn. Plate: Dave White bt Joe Oakley.