Kingfisher Grand Prix No 2 produced a few surprises but at the end of the day favourite Daniel McTiernan eased through to win the event in some style, beating Hari Gehlot in the final in three close sets.
In the semi-finals Hari had won comfortably against Steve Miller whilst Daniel had to work hard, just scraping past Andy Smith in five terrific games.
The biggest upset came in the Last 16 when David Joyce fought back magnificently to beat the previous week’s semi-finalist Djordje Milovanovic after being 2 sets down.
Hari comfortably leads in the overall table, having played both events so far.
Ian Cole bt Gwynne Penny 5,2,7
Andy Smith bt Jo Barraclough 7,2,-8,7
Daniel McTiernan bt Hari Vennapusa 5,7,11
Josh Gallen bt Colin Dyke 7,6,-8,8
Hari Gehlot bt Yeqin Zeng -7,8,4,5
Steve Miller bt Roger Woolven-Allen 10,6,7
David Joyce bt Djordje Milovanovic -5 -9 9,4,8
Trevor Organ bt Luca Bianchi 6,-9,-6,7,9
Steve Miller bt David Joyce 10,6,4
Daniel McTiernan bt Ian Cole 6,-12,1,6
Andy Smith bt Trevor Organ 7,8,3
Hari Gehlot bt Josh Gallen 8,-8,6,3
Daniel McTiernan bt Andy Smith -7,9,4,-7,6
Hari Gehlot bt Steve Miller 2,2,4
Daniel McTiernan bt Hari Gehlot 8,8,8
Colin Dyke bt Melvyn Lovegrove 5,-5,4,8
Sam Liu bt Djordje Milovanovic 8,7,7
Sam Liu bt Colin Dyke 9,5,9
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Kingfisher Grand Prix runs for 12 consecutive weeks from Monday 18 May.
· Entrants must register on the night by 7:30pm.
· 50p entry fee per week payable on the night.
· Straight knock out competition with a random draw each round.
· Consolation event for first match losers, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches.
· Points system for both winners and losers.
· Weekly league tables and regular write-ups.
· Losing players to umpire.
· Prizes for various categories of members.
· Friendly atmosphere with nibbles for all.