Congratulations to Sean Hopkin who defeated Clint I'Anson 2-0 in the final of the Trevor Steeples Shield on Sunday evening. Superb breaks of 30 and 66 by Hopkin in the second frame ensured that he won the tournament with a flourish and sealed his place in the end-of-season Champions Cup.CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL RESULTS
We had 31 players at the last tournament in December but we went one better in this one with a capacity field of 32 players. The atmosphere was great and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Honourable mentions to:
Jon Sully who finished 3rd in Group A.
Mick Garratt who beat Nav Hussain and Joe Reynolds before topping Group B off a +28 handicap.
Sean Croft who came within a whisker of beating Hopkin in their semi-final.
Gary Villiers for winning two matches on his competitive debut.
Rick Worrall for making a 50 break and finishing 4th in Group A despite having had no sleep!
Tom Goldstein and Dave Jobling both made the day's highest break of 81. They may have to settle for half a trophy each!
I ran an optional 'Race to the Cash' prize pot for the first time at this tournament. Twelve players each chose to pay £5 and the player who went the furthest in the tournament won £60. That player was Sean Hopkin, so well done to him for winning some cash to accompany his trophy.
Thanks once again to everyone who came and helped to make the day so very enjoyable. It was great to see the return of some old faces and yet another new face (Gary).
I hope to see you all at the next tournament, The Clarry Cup on 1st March 2015 at Spot On Cue Sports, Sneinton.
A huge thanks to Julian, Lynn and all of the staff at Spot On Cue Sports for their hospitality. The posh new toilets look great!Sneinton or Hilton?CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL RESULTS
.Report by Steve Butler (TD)