Southport September Advanced Tournament – Sandiford Salver – 14/15 Sep 2019
Alain Giraud won an exciting final game against Paul Rigge to win the Sandiford Salver at Southport’s September Advanced Tournament.
In an injury-affected event, only six players made it to the last day. Giraud and Rigge played a best-of-five final. Alain won the first two quickly, before Paul completed a TPO in the third. Both players clawed their way around, until Rigge left just two balls on the lawn, with himself for peg vs Giraud for rover. Alain hit his last shot and rolled off his hoop to win by one.
KNOCK-OUT – Paul Rigge bt Mark Lloyd +13; James Hawkins bt James Thomas +18; Richard H Smith bt Jerry Guest +26; Alain Giraud bt Peter Wilson +25; Paul Rigge bt James Hawkins +22 +19TP; Alain Giraud bt Richard H Smith +11 +19; Alain Giraud bt Paul Rigge +26TP +26TP +1OTP.
PLATE – James Thomas bt Peter Wilson +1; Jerry Guest bt Mark Lloyd +10; Paul Rigge bt James Thomas +19; Mark Lloyd bt Peter Wilson +10; Richard H Smith bt James Hawkins +11; Mark Lloyd bt James Thomas +17; Richard H Smith bt James Thomas +22; James Hawkins bt Mark Lloyd +9.