Resdev Senior Tour Stop 4 – Brian Sempers wins at Chesterfield

For the first time in a Resdev stop 50 bowlers took to the Chesterfield lanes and it was Brian Semper who came out on top at the end with Mick Ince in second and Geoff Brown in third.

The stop at the ever popular Chesterfield bowl took place and yet another first for the Resdev Senior Tour, our first time to hit 50 entries, so I must thank all the regular and new bowlers to the tour for achieving a personal goal of mine when we started the tour 4 years ago.

Some people will point out we had 56 entries at Barnsley last year but that was a combined stop with the BTBA tour. On to the scoring and initially this would as ever be a 6 game block with the top 16 qualifying for round 2. Last year’s winner Gary Barlow showed his intentions once again with an opening 3 games of 248, 269 and 289 for 806 scr eclipsing his score of last year by 1 pin adding 227,235 and 217 for a massive 1515 with bonus.

Over 100 behind in 2nd thanks to a 279 last game and a welcome return to form after a long time out with an injury was ‘ big’ Mick Ince on 1413, closely followed by Mr senior bowling Ron Oldfield on 1397 just in front of Lincolnshire’s Brian Sempers with six solid games for 1384 who in turn was a pin in front of Geoff Brown 1383, closely followed by another lefty returning from injury problems Yorkshire’s Al Turner 1375 and another Yorkshire Senior stalwart Al Jenkins 1346, special mention for Alan ‘Fin’ Hanafin in his first Resdev stop on 1328.

Also a special mention for one of our lady bowlers Gloria Carney with an excellent 1276  The second squad stepped to see if they could catch Gary or at the very least make the top 16 with such high scoring in the first squad this would prove a tough task.

Making a bold bid to catch Gary would be 2 bowlers from Bromborough Nev Robinson with opening games of 234, 265 and 269 rolling back the years and still showing what a fierce competitor he is and Bromborough bowl owner Trevor Green 217, 235 and 258 to start, however both could not keep that level of scoring but still finished well for Nev to place 2nd on 1440 and Trevor 5th on 1394, also bowling well and qualifying for round 2 would be Mike ‘ Frosty’ Halliwell 1371, Mansfield winner Alan Keddie 1331 and Shipley winner Mo ‘fingers’ Singleton 1310, these would be the only ones to beat the final cut of 1299.

On to the second round and a further 4 games for the 16 bowlers with their scores carried forward to try and make a top 6 spot for the round robin and lots of high scoring would take place and with leader Gary struggling for the first 2 games all the bowlers behind soon closed up and 2 would overtake him into the lead these would be Mick Ince 899 scr including a 276 for a 2372 total and the lead going into the round robin followed closely by Ron Oldfield 923scr and 2360, Gary returning to his ealier scoring form with a 245scr last game and 2328 total, solid bowling from both Geoff Brown 906scr 2309 in 4th, Brian Sempers 882scr 2306 to place 5th and Al Jenkins 885scr 2291 rounding out the top 6. Due to the large entry I managed to pay 13 places at this stop.

Unfortunately just missing out on the cash would be Alan Hanafin, Mark Fullbrook and Al Bennett. The top 6 would now contest the round robin and with 30 pins for a win and only 81 pins between 1st and 6th anyone could win this stop. Winners in game 1 would be Mick, Geoff and AL, game 2 and Mick would consolidate his lead with another victory Al also winning to move to 2nd and Brian would move up to 3rd . Brian would now win his next 2 games to take the lead of Mick going into the final game but it was close and any one of Mick, Geoff or Brian could win, an exciting last game with Mick winning meant Brian or Geoff would need to do the same.

Geoff unfortunately losing by a single pin to what can best be described as a ropey strike on his last ball by Gary. Brian bowling solidly as he had done all day spared his way to victory in the final game for his first win on the tour. Mick would finish an excellent 2nd and Geoff in 3rd. Al 4th , Gary 5th and Ron in 6th.

So a momentous stop was finally over and many congratulations to Brian on his victory. As always my thanks to Liz, Donna and all the staff at Chesterfield for providing an excellent tournament. And I am sure we will be back next year. Once again on a personal note thanks to all 50 bowlers for a wonderful turnout, hopefully we will have more stops of this many bowlers.

The final stop for this year will be the Resdev/BTBA combined stop at Bromborough Bowl on the 10th September. There are still spaces left, so if you are  interested in playing please contact me on either jgs833@outlook.com or mobile 07905163353 to let me know.  Jack G Smith.

Results

Final

round 2

NAME BONUS 1 2 3 4 SCR TOTAL BONUS X 4 TOTAL B/F TOTAL
1 MICK INCE 15 193 206 276 224 60 959 1413 2372
2 RON OLDFIELD 10 226 215 257 225 40 963 1397 2360
3 GARY BARLOW 5 151 183 214 245 20 813 1515 2328
4 GEOFF BROWN 5 237 235 252 182 20 926 1383 2309
5 BRIAN SEMPERS 10 213 237 206 226 40 922 1384 2306
6 AL JENKINS 15 252 171 226 236 60 945 1346 2291
7 TREVOR GREEN 10 195 237 197 204 40 873 1394 2267
8 NEV ROBINSON 10 191 184 198 191 40 804 1440 2244
9 MO SINGLETON 10 221 217 236 193 40 907 1310 2217
10 ALAN KEDDIE 0 227 245 161 249 0 882 1331 2213
11 MIKE HALLIWELL 10 193 177 215 192 40 817 1371 2188
12 KEVIN LAMB 10 186 190 232 225 40 873 1300 2173
13 AL TURNER 20 214 154 192 139 80 779 1375 2154
14 ALAN HANAFIN 10 194 170 166 237 40 807 1328 2135
15 MARK FULLBROOK 5 209 179 183 218 20 809 1297 2106
16 AL BENNETT 15 171 152 198 179 60 760 1315 2075

Qualifying

NAME BONUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 SCR TOTAL BONUS X6 TOTAL
1 GARY BARLOW 5 248 269 289 227 235 217 1485 30 1515
2 NEV ROBINSON 10 234 265 269 222 198 192 1380 60 1440
3 MICK INCE 15 201 211 226 221 185 279 1323 90 1413
4 RON OLDFIELD 10 213 202 256 195 270 201 1337 60 1397
5 TREVOR GREEN 10 217 235 258 218 172 234 1334 60 1394
6 BRIAN SEMPERS 10 235 235 212 210 239 193 1324 60 1384
7 GEOFF BROWN 5 224 215 234 198 225 257 1353 30 1383
8 AL TURNER 20 189 256 205 221 191 193 1255 120 1375
9 MIKE HALLIWELL 10 210 180 226 214 224 257 1311 60 1371
10 AL JENKINS 15 215 191 227 221 196 206 1256 90 1346
11 ALAN KEDDIE 0 171 224 246 224 225 241 1331 0 1331
12 ALAN HANAFIN 10 233 192 223 215 182 223 1268 60 1328
13 AL BENNETT 15 197 188 247 206 174 213 1225 90 1315
14 MO SINGLETON 10 180 259 203 235 189 184 1250 60 1310
15 KEVIN LAMB 10 181 168 243 213 203 232 1240 60 1300
16 DAVE BIRDSALL 15 197 214 227 181 193 197 1209 90 1299
17 MARK FULLBROOK 5 246 204 192 190 222 213 1267 30 1297
18 FRANK LINDSAY 10 159 218 205 204 239 193 1218 60 1278
19 GLORIA CARNEY 25 187 167 202 234 180 156 1126 150 1276
20 DAVE BROOMFIELD 5 246 224 147 214 224 191 1246 30 1276
21 JEFF TAYLOR 5 183 219 181 225 236 196 1240 30 1270
22 MARK S SMITH 10 200 188 179 227 165 250 1209 60 1269
23 GARY COOPER 5 163 203 269 192 221 190 1238 30 1268
24 ANDY GILLESPIE 5 225 190 180 194 239 204 1232 30 1262
25 PAUL NELLIGAN 15 232 173 211 180 226 147 1169 90 1259
26 ANDY CLOUGH 10 254 224 166 182 167 197 1190 60 1250
27 PAUL NEWTON 15 183 157 205 214 174 222 1155 90 1245
28 TONY IMREN 10 180 184 173 206 248 192 1183 60 1243
29 JULIE JOHANNSEN 25 144 149 210 170 180 234 1087 150 1237
30 RAY LAY 10 196 205 226 166 195 173 1161 60 1221
31 MIKE BERGQUIST 10 206 176 191 180 200 201 1154 60 1214
32 RON DEACON 15 161 246 201 159 174 181 1122 90 1212
33 KEN BURTON 15 171 206 202 232 160 144 1115 90 1205
34 JOHN STRETTLE 15 194 193 169 171 193 189 1109 90 1199
35 CAROLE ORANGE 25 163 133 163 192 209 176 1036 150 1186
36 PAULINE MCDONALD 30 190 144 158 161 188 165 1006 180 1186
37 SUREN JOHANNSEN 5 177 225 201 212 144 194 1153 30 1183
38 STEVE BOSE 0 168 185 222 213 177 214 1179 0 1179
39 IAN MCDONALD 20 192 147 183 147 185 200 1054 120 1174
40 TREVOR LAMPRELL 10 157 161 234 152 163 233 1100 60 1160
41 LES GRANT 15 162 194 184 167 169 181 1057 90 1147
42 RUTH RATHBONE 20 154 172 118 180 222 177 1023 120 1143
43 DOUG SINCLAIR 15 166 144 211 182 179 168 1050 90 1140
44 JOHN BROADHURST 20 143 168 191 187 174 152 1015 120 1135
45 STEVE COATES 5 199 192 189 139 191 185 1095 30 1125
46 STEVE SKILLICORN 10 152 175 179 185 198 166 1055 60 1115
47 LES TAYLOR 20 170 166 170 144 140 193 983 120 1103
48 MIKE TAYLOR 10 136 179 162 169 183 186 1015 60 1075
49 PHILLIPE IVES 15 187 137 136 161 134 169 924 90 1014
50 IAN KENNEDY 15 136 186 142 161 149 149 923 90 1013

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