The final wasn’t short of interactivity – Hopgood TPO’ed Nick in the first and reduced the game to two balls, before a late fightback. The two following games were much more democratic (i.e. scrappy) than the hoop scores might indicate. Meanwhile, Bury’s Matt Holmes beat Alain Giraud to win the final of the condolence event.
First Round: James Hopgood bt Ray Lowe +19tp; Matt Holmes bt Derek Knight +17; Alain Giraud bt Alan Pidcock +19; Peter McDermott bt Lee Hartley +21; Jerry Guest bt Rachel Rowe +17; Dennis Graham bt Arthur Rowe +9; Dave Nick bt Carol Lewis +2.
Quarter-finals: James Hopgood bt Matt Holmes +6; Alain Giraud bt James Hawkins +17tp; Jerry Guest bt Peter McDermott +26; Dave Nick bt Dennis Graham +20;
Semi-finals: James Hopgood bt Alain Giraud +17tp -9 +24; Dave Nick bt Jerry Guest +14 +6
Final: Dave Nick bt James Hopgood +4otp -20tp +26
Reprinted from Southport Visiter (19/04/12):