North West Federation Millennium Association Advanced – 8/9 April 2017 at Fylde
Six B class and eight A Class players assembled at Fylde for this event
The B Class was played as all-play-all (5 games over two days) with players from Keswick (Ian Hall and Jim Wilson), Bury (David Barrett), Southport (Alan Pidcock), Fylde (Nathan Baker) and Bowdon (Charles Harding). The 5th game on Sunday afternoon turned out to be the final between Ian Hall and Alan Pidcock with Ian Hall winning and thus winning the B Class Event. A special mention to Jim Wilson playing in his first ever Advanced Match and only forgetting one lift!
The A class had players from Pendle (Peter Wilson and Robert Essler), Bury (Paul Kenworthy), Liverpool (Paul Rigge and James Hawkins), Crake (Dave Nick), Bowdon (David Walters) and Fylde (Lee Hartley) who again played all-play-all (7 games over two days). Players triple banked on one of the lawns which seemed to cause few problems and much delight. Going in to the last round it looked like it might be a three way tie with 3 players on 5 wins all of whom had beaten each other. David Walters had beaten Lee Hartley who had beaten Paul Rigge who had beaten David Walters! However in the final round the A Class Manager (Paul) lost which resolved the dilemma. Lee Hartley and David Walters finished on 6 wins each and David won as he had beaten Lee.
The event was held in glorious sunshine and raised £70 for the Federation. Thank you everyone for coming to Fylde and supporting the club and the Federation.
Take a look at the drone footage: