Band 3: Jarvis Sports Brighton Veterans 2 Star Ratings tournament on 4th June in Southwick Leisure Centre.
Band 3 was won by second seed, Elroy Edwards (Bd), who like Scott won all of his matches. He beat top seed, Laurence Symonds (Gs) in the closest match of the day 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-13, 16-14!
Edwards only dropped one other end, which was vs third seed, Ken Lewis (E). Lewis won four matches, including a five-setter vs Ajay Shah (Sy) and finished second. Bottom ranked Chris Pullinger did well to win three matches, including another five-ender vs Shah and finished third in a two-way count-back with unranked Simon Kempton (Sy) (placed in Band 3 by ability rather than ranking), whom he beat, meaning Kempton came fourth. Shah got fifth place with two wins. Symonds had a bad day, only winning twice (one of which was 13-11 in the fifth vs Kempton) and finished sixth. Spare a thought for Jonathan Chernett (Sy), who started well in his first two matches taking a 2-0 lead in both cases vs Pullinger and Kempton, but was pegged back and lost 11-8 in the fifth to both. He did however, get some consolation with a deciding end win vs Symonds and Chernett was the second lowest ranked player, so not too bad a showing.
By Rory Scott