Lionel Tibble Wins Southport Sandiford (James Hawkins reports from Victoria Park, 16/09/12)
Lionel Tibble beat James Hawkins to win the final of the Southport Advanced Weekend on 15-16 September to take the Sandiford Salver.
Mark Ormerod beat Phill Scarr to win the plate event, on a day of miserable drizzle. The spectators’ highlight of the event was the endgame between Brian Christmas, in his first A class event, and Dave Nick. Brian had been pegged out while for 4-back vs 3 and peg. In some adventurous play, he jawsed his ball in penult from corner 2 before Dave scrambled round to peg. Dave took out one ball, leaving partner six inches from the peg and Brian near corner 3; Brian hit his last shot to win by 1.
James Hawkins bt Brian Christmas +3; Dave Nick bt Mike Sandler +6; Lionel Tibble bt Alan Pidcock +24; Mark Lloyd bt Brian Kerr +20; John Haslam bt Derek Knight +14; Phill Scarr bt Carol Lewis +3; Mark Ormerod bt Dennis Scarr +9; Jerry Guest bt Collin Southern +9; Ray Lowe bt Peter McDermott +8; James Hawkins bt Dave Nick +24; Lionel Tibble bt Mark Lloyd +18; Phill Scarr bt John Haslam +25; Mark Ormerod bt Jerry Guest +16; James Hawkins bt Ray Lowe +26TP; Lionel Tibble bt Phill Scarr +21, +26TP; James Hawkins bt Mark Ormerod +16TP, +4; Lionel Tibble bt James Hawkins +16TP, -17TP, +25TP;
Alan Pidcock bt Brian Kerr +7; Brian Christmas bt Derek Knight +3(T); Mike Sandler bt Dennis Scarr +3; Peter McDermott bt Collin Southern +21; Carol Lewis bt Mark Lloyd +1; Dave Nick bt Lionel Tibble +9TPO; Alan Pidcock bt Mike Sandler +24; Brian Kerr bt Dennis Scarr +14; Dave Nick bt Ray Lowe +12; Collin Southern bt John Haslam +11; Brian Christmas bt Peter McDermott +17; Jerry Guest bt Derek Knight +24; Mark Lloyd bt Derek Knight +22; Dave Nick bt Brian Kerr +5; Dennis Scarr bt Collin Southern +23; Mark Ormerod bt Dave Nick +5; Phill Scarr bt Jerry Guest +15; Brian Christmas bt Alan Pidcock +4; John Haslam bt Mark Lloyd +9; Dennis Scarr bt Derek Knight +23; Carol Lewis bt Collin Southern +22; Brian Kerr bt Mike Sandler +15; Jerry Guest bt Mike Sandler +19; Mark Ormerod bt Phill Scarr +16; Mark Lloyd bt Dennis Scarr +13; Derek Knight bt Brian Kerr +15; Lionel Tibble bt Brian Kerr +26TP; Brian Christmas bt Dave Nick +1.