Northwest Federation Millennium Advanced tournament – Coronation Park, Bury – 4/5 September 2021.
There were six players representing their clubs with handicaps ranging from 3 down to -2 playing in an ‘all-play-all’ format.
Mark Lloyd was the only player to win all 3 of his games on the first day which included wins against Brian Storey and Paul Rigg +10 and +2 respectively.
Sunday however was a different day with Mark losing his first game to Liz Wilson by 12 whilst Brian had won against David Barrett with the only T/P of the tournament and Paul winning his game. This meant that at lunch with one game each left to play Mark, Paul and Brian were all on three wins with Paul and Brian to play each other, Mark to face the legend that is Peter Wilson leaving Liz and David left to face each other.
Mark and Peter had a tortuous game with neither playing well. Meanwhile Brian seized his chance and beat Paul +17. But the damage for him had been done the previous day and Mark eventually pulled himself together and beat Peter +5 thus taking the title of overall winner. Liz had her second win of the day beating David thereby claiming the B class crown.
A special thanks must be given to the Bury club for hosting the competition, for the usual fantastic catering and an extra special thanks to Jean Hargreaves who managed the tournament superbly.