Monday, 12 September 2016

Club Night, Monday 5 September 2016

 Eleven players pitched up for our September club night. Paul Gilbertson gave a half hour tuition session.

 This was of great benefit to Pol who beat Paul in the subsequent tournament

Gary v Ian

 Alan v Stephen

 Semi-final Alan v Graeme

 Final: Graeme v Pol

Pol emerges as the winner of the September tournament having beaten Paul, Martin & Graeme.

Monday, 5 September 2016

National Clubs Championship

Our club entered two teams for the UK Clubs Championship in East Didsbury, near Manchester. Our first team reached the quarter final & our second team were runners-up in the Consolation event.

NEBA "B" are presented with the prizes for runners-up in the Consolation tournament. Left to right: Ian Tarr (TD), Martin Barkwill (standing in for Allan Dye), Don Irving (captain), Mike Snowdon, Ian Cumpson & Ian Baker. A fine performance by all!

Consolation Final. Allan Dye is up against Grand Master Julian Fetterlein & Mike Snowdon plays Chris Rogers of Bristol "A" team.

NEBA teams.

Mochy Dinner

Three of our members attended a dinner in London prior to the London Open with World Number One player, Masayuki Mochizuki (Mochy). Gary Bratton is third from the left seated next to Romolo Mudu, restaurant owner & keen player & next to him is Peter Bennet , UK Federation board member.

Between dishes, Mochy revealed some of the secrets of his success & took questions from those present. To his right are Neil Webb, British Open champion & a frequent visitor to Newcastle events & Tim Cross, UK captain.

Derek Cooper, who has recently joined our club, shakes hands with Mochy.