Friday, 22 July 2016

Next Club Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 1st August 2016 @ the Royal British Legion from 7pm. We will start a new league season & I will send full details shortly after a review of the rules has taken place in the light of our experiences following the first season.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

NEBA's Gary Bratton wins Liverpool Open 2016

Two of our players, Martin & Gary, played in this event which has been held every year since 1996. There were 64 players including some of the best in the UK. NEBA congratulates Gary on his outstanding achievement in becoming the 2016 champion after beating two time previous champion & multiple tournament winner, Rachel Rhodes 11-10 in a thrilling final, after trailing 3-10.

In the last 16, Gary Bratton faced a previous winner, Jon Barnes.

Gary faced Andy Marshall in the quarter-final.

Playing Kev Jones in the semi-final.

Gary receives his trophy - someone of whom we can all feel very proud!

Post-win celebration with NEBA chairman Martin Barkwill.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

NEBA First Anniversary

A special tournament to mark the first anniversary of the club was held on 4th July 2016.

11 players participated & a 5 round Swiss format was used where players play an opponent on the same or similar score each round. 

At the end of the evening, Paul Gilbertson was the sole player on four wins however the match between Gary Bratton & Ian Baker, both having three wins out of four, was poised at 4-4 (to 5 points) when we had to leave the club premises so either player could emerge as joint winner if they finish the match.

Keith, Alan, Pol & Mike all finished on 3 points & each picked up £2.50 in prize money. 


The winner's enclosure

English Open, Harrogate

Four of our players played in this event, Martin, Gary, Graeme & Don as well as two of our occasional guests, Rosey & Paul. Gary was runner up in the Friday night warm up. Martin reached the semi-final of the main, Graeme & Don reached the semi-final of the doubles & Don reached the semi-final of the GRAMMY. A good all round effort.

Gary & Graeme are battling for a place in the last 16 while Don watches.


One NEBA player left standing. GRAMMY semi-final. Don is playing Jysen Quah from Singapore. Don leads 2-1.

Thursday, 7 July 2016