Success at Budleigh Week for Bath Stars
Nigel Amos won the Longman Cup for B Level Advanced play and defeated fellow Bath club mate Ian Lewis in the final by 19 points. Both players had come through tough semi-final matches on the previous day against in form opponents. Lewis defeated Dulwich’s John Reddish by 11 points whilst Amos just came through by 4 points against local Budleigh player Michael Lester.
Jim Field with a handicap of 2 scored a remarkable victory by 3 points over Bristol’s Roger Jenkins (handicap -1) in the group stages of the A Class event. He continued his good form to defeat tournament manager Mike Town by 5 points in the quarter-final and Southport’s Bob Burnett (also handicap -1) by 17 in the semi-final. Field finally met his match when Roger Jenkins got his revenge by winning the final and the prestigious Colman Cup in convincing fashion +26tp.
Peter Miles reached the final of the C Class event (for the Stone Challenge Cup) and only narrowly lost to Southport’s Melanie Foster by 9 points after leading for much of the game. He had a highly successful week winning 3 out of 5 of his handicap games and at the same time securing his CA Silver Award for performing a 12 hoop break without bisques.