Ian Lines Wins Neil Williams Trophy Again by Geoff Young (26 Apr 09)
The NW Fed Millennium Advanced was played at Heaton Park on 25-26 April 2009 under the mangement of Bury Croquet Club.
Two sections were played. The Neil Willams Trophy in the A Section of 11 players was a Flexible Swiss, won in a close contest by Ian Lines who lost only one game – this was to new face Lee Hartley of Fylde, contributing quite a bunch of index points towards his handicap reduction to scratch by making five wins out of seven. David Walters (Bowdon) also won 5/7, handicap reduction to -1, and was defeated by Ian in a decider. Paul Rigge completed the peels for a quad but couldn’t quite do the pegout.
In the B section for the Woodlands Trophy, Roger Schofield (Pendle & Craven) had a clean sweep of five out of five in a round robin, with handicap reduction to 3.
A SECTION: Brian Storey bt Bob Burnett +13; Lee Hartley bt James Hawkins +7; Andrew Winn bt David Walters +10; Dave Nick bt Paul Rigge +9; Ian Lines bt Ray Lowe +14; Burnett bt David Barrett +23TP; Storey bt Nick +17; Hawkins bt Rigge +9TPO; Hartley bt Winn +17; Walters bt Lowe +3; Lines bt Burnett +9; Winn bt Barrett +25; Hartley bt Storey +14; Nick bt Hawkins +19; Rigge bt Lowe +16; Walters bt Burnett +9; Hawkins bt Barrett +3(T); Lines bt Nick +25; Storey bt Winn +3(T); Hartley bt Lines +17; Nick bt Lowe +11; Walters bt Rigge +10; Nick bt Burnett +2; Lines bt Hawkins +17TP; Nick bt Hartley +17; Lines bt Storey +25TP; Walters bt Hawkins +20; Rigge bt Winn +19; Burnett bt Lowe +26; Hartley bt Burnett +17; Lines bt Rigge +17TP; Winn bt Nick +5; Barrett bt Lowe +1(T); Walters bt Storey +14; Burnett bt Hawkins +10; Rigge bt Hartley +25; Storey bt Lowe +22; Lines bt Walters +20; TP Winn bt Hawlins +25TP; Burnett bt Rigge +7.
B SECTION: Mark Lloyd bt Ken Anderton +2T; Roger Schofield bt John Wilkinson +1T; Liz Wilson bt Peter Wilson +2; Schofield bt P Wilson +1T; Lloyd by L Wilson +20; Wilkinson bt Anderton +9; Schofield by Anderton+10; Pwilson bt Lloyd +1T; L Wilson bt Wilkinson +19; Anderton bt L Wilson +5; P Wilson bt Wilkinson +14T; Schofield bt Lloyd +17;; Anderton bt P Wilson +9 Lloyd bt Wilkinson +26; Schofield bt L Wilson +10.