The afternoon's competition was a huge success with players and spectators getting some great entertainment. Many of the games came down to the wire with one of the most amusing being the encounter between Owen Heyes and Ollie Griffiths in the semi-final. Ollie managed to claw back his original 12 point deficit with only a minute left to play. However, a momentary lapse of concentration on his part meant that Owen won the final point to finish the match one point ahead. Meanwhile the other family member Gareth Heyes, who filled in as a last minute replacement, struggled through four rounds of intense gameplay to meet his Nemesis in the form of Robin Petterson in the final of the consolation event. Robin's underhand techniques outfoxed the visiting player allowing them both to retire to the bar for well-earned refreshment.
Ironically the grand finale of the last man standing involved 15 year-old Owen and Helga, so no men involved. It seemed impossible that Owen would be able to make up a 60-point handicap in only 16 minutes, but with one minute to play he was only 4 points behind. A couple of his drop shots dropped too low so that Helga emerged victorious with only a single point separating the players at the conclusion of the match. WELL DONE HELGA MOORE - the current reigning champion and the last 'man' standing.
Thank you all for marking (including Bob Perry, participant, coach and invigilator of the Final), taking part and cheering on the underdogs.
The finalists celebrating