Kevin Lamb wins the Resdev Senior Masters 2018 Ron Oldfield wins the Rankings.

The final event of the Resdev Senior Tour was the Masters event at the always popular Mansfield Superbowl. This was for the top 24 bowlers who had taken part in at least 3 events and their ranking points based on their finishes had placed them in the top 24, unfortunately 2 bowlers could not take part so bowlers placed next on list were invited and they accepted. Before we started their would be a presentation to the rankings leader Ron Oldfield and a photo of all the 5 stop winners this year. The qualifying would be the usual 6 games over 6 pairs of lanes. Straight out of the blocks with the high game of qualification would be Chesterfield stop winner Gary Christopher with 277 scr.

The pattern used was supplied by the bowl and proved to be very fair and rewarded good shot making. As the games went on the scoring rate got higher with excellent games from Jan Hodge 241 with bonus, Mo Singleton 266 with bonus, Barry Walker 257 scr, Mike Halliwell 272 with bonus and Trevor Green 257 with bonus. Leading after qualification would be Bromborough bowl owner Trevor Green on 1399 with bonus thanks to 247,246 and 247 scr in games 4,5 and 6. Sitting 2nd Mike Halliwell 1361, 3rd Shipley winner Kevin Lamb 1328, 4th Bromborough champ Ron Oldfield 1323, 5th Sundeland’s Barry Walker 1297, 6th Wigan bowler Trevor Lamprell 1281.

The cut for the top 16 progressing to the next round would be Nev  Robinson on 1159 inc bonus. As this was the masters and there was some extra cash accumulated through the year, bowlers placed 17 to 24 all received some prize money. The 2nd round would be a further 3 games with scores carried forward from qualification, with bowlers aiming for a top 8 place for round 3. With an excellent 265scr last game would propel Mike Halliwell with 2002 inc bonus to the no 1 seeding for round 3. Shooting up from 10th to 2nd would be Lincoln Winner Gary Barlow with games of 236, 289 and 202 all scr to just miss out on 1st with 1999 inc bonus, Trevor Green with a poor last game would drop to 3rd on 1970, Kevin Lamb recovering from a poor first game in 4th 1907.

Mansfield winner John Strettle 5th 1898, 6th Ron Oldfield 1877, 7th Geoff Brown 1865 and moving up from 13th to snatch the last spot in 8th by a mere 3 pins was Shipley owner Jeff Taylor 1839 just easing past Andy Preece 1836 and Jan Hodge 1829. Round 3 would be a seeded 2 game matchplay based on finishing positions in round 2, 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6 and 4 v 5. The 4 winners from this round would progress to the final. Unfortunately after game 1 all the losing bowlers were a long way behind Mike H 222 to Jeff 187, Geoff 228 to Gary 189, Trevor 234 to Ron 191 and Kevin 258 to John 203, making a brave bid in game 2 was Jeff with 258 but Mike matched him with 261 and eased to a 483-445 win, also winning Geoff 477-386 Gary, Trevor 431-400 Ron and Kevin 480-423 John.The final would be an elimination of the lowest bowler after each game with scores of those progressing being carried forward.

The first game was to be an amazingly close affair for positions 2, 3 and 4, with Kevin shooting an impressive 269 inc bonus to secure his place, coming through with an excellent finish was Trevor with 212 inc bonus 3rd would be Geoff after a solid 209 inc bonus just edging out Mike on 199 inc bonus. Game 2 and could Trevor and Geoff catch Kevin and the answer would be no as Kevin once again had the best game of 218 inc bonus total 487, Trevor would meet him in final game with 192 inc bonus total 404, going out after game 2 would be Geoff with 172 inc bonus total 381. On to game 3 and Trevor would need a miracle to overhaul Kevin, it was not to be as both had 213 inc bonus, so Kevin with 700 inc bonus comfortably winning from Trevor 617 inc bonus.

So there it is our Masters champion for 2018 is KEVIN LAMB, following up his Shipley triumph. Congratulations Kevin from the Resdev Tour. Now for all the thank yous. Firstly I must thank NICK WRIGHT of RESDEV for all the sponsorship and support throughout the year, also to Mark Smith for all the help at the stops with scoring, running around for me, it is so much appreciated. My thanks to the management and staff at Mansfield for the masters event and to all the Centres we have stopped at for the superb way they treat myself and the bowlers when we are there.

Next season all dates are on BTBA calendar. If anyone is interested in playing please contact me on either jgs833@outlook.com  or 07905 163353. On behalf of myself I would like to thank all the bowlers this year for participating and I hope you had an enjoyable experience. I would like to wish you all a merry xmas and happy new year and hopefully see you again at one or more of the stops next year. At this moment there are negotiations in place for a 6th stop, further details will be given if this happens.

Yours in bowling Jack G Smith.

 

Final

POS NAME BONUS 1+BONUS 2+BONUS 3+BONUS TOTAL  
MIKE HALLIWELL 5 199 199 4TH
GEOFF BROWN 5 209 381 381 3RD
TREVOR GREEN 10 212 404 617 617 2ND
KEVIN LAMB 10 269 487 700 700 1ST

 

Round 3

POS NAME 1 2 SCR BONUS X 2 TOTAL
1 MIKE HALLIWELL 217 256 473 10 483
8 JEFF TAYLOR 182 253 435 10 445
0 0
2 GARY BARLOW 184 192 376 10 386
7 GEOFF BROWN 223 244 467 10 477
0 0
3 TREVOR GREEN 224 187 411 20 431
6 RON OLDFIELD 181 199 380 20 400
0 0
4 KEVIN LAMB 248 212 460 20 480
5 JOHN STRETTLE 188 205 393 30 423

 

Round 2

  NAME C/FWD BONUS 1 2 3 SCR BONUS X 3 TOTAL
1 MIKE HALLIWELL 1361 5 168 193 265 1987 15 2002
2 GARY BARLOW 1257 5 236 289 202 1984 15 1999
3 TREVOR GREEN 1399 10 195 195 151 1940 30 1970
4 KEVIN LAMB 1328 10 153 203 193 1877 30 1907
5 JOHN STRETTLE 1263 15 192 209 189 1853 45 1898
6 RON OLDFIELD 1323 10 155 185 184 1847 30 1877
7 GEOFF BROWN 1275 5 225 167 183 1850 15 1865
8 JEFF TAYLOR 1209 5 201 217 197 1824 15 1839
9 TREVOR LAMPRELL 1281 15 151 179 180 1791 45 1836
10 JAN HODGE 1224 25 155 187 188 1754 75 1829
11 BARRY WALKER 1297 0 150 176 182 1805 0 1805
12 BRIAN SEMPERS 1227 10 155 179 209 1770 30 1800
13 NEV ROBINSON 1159 10 236 164 191 1750 30 1780
14 CAROLE ORANGE 1171 20 178 145 213 1707 60 1767
15 GARY CHRISTOPHER 1263 0 141 158 180 1742 0 1742
16 DAVE BIRDSALL 1185 15 174 138 183 1680 45 1725

 

Qualifying

  NAME BONUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 SCR BONUS X 6 TOTAL
1 TREVOR GREEN 10 196 193 210 247 246 247 1339 60 1399
2 MIKE HALLIWELL 5 226 177 236 201 267 224 1331 30 1361
3 KEVIN LAMB 10 194 218 192 226 257 181 1268 60 1328
4 RON OLDFIELD 10 203 213 209 225 222 191 1263 60 1323
5 BARRY WALKER 0 209 197 238 257 171 225 1297 0 1297
6 TREVOR LAMPRELL 15 204 201 193 211 172 210 1191 90 1281
7 GEOFF BROWN 5 183 190 244 219 202 207 1245 30 1275
8 GARY CHRISTOPHER 0 277 161 183 194 214 234 1263 0 1263
9 JOHN STRETTLE 15 197 171 190 183 217 215 1173 90 1263
10 GARY BARLOW 5 183 215 248 186 188 207 1227 30 1257
11 BRIAN SEMPERS 10 235 165 201 206 177 183 1167 60 1227
12 JAN HODGE 25 183 221 182 155 170 163 1074 150 1224
13 JEFF TAYLOR 5 232 226 161 180 206 174 1179 30 1209
14 DAVE BIRDSALL 15 193 190 174 193 189 156 1095 90 1185
15 CAROLE ORANGE 20 170 162 158 170 202 189 1051 120 1171
16 NEV ROBINSON 10 213 155 176 148 198 209 1099 60 1159
17 ANDY PREECE 10 190 169 170 198 198 170 1095 60 1155
18 LES GRANT 15 218 173 199 155 139 179 1063 90 1153
19 MO SINGLETON 10 166 122 256 188 156 198 1086 60 1146
20 AL TURNER 15 166 149 167 181 166 214 1043 90 1133
21 MARK FULLBROOK 5 176 217 162 197 191 149 1092 30 1122
22 FRANK LINDSAY 10 204 161 189 173 161 155 1043 60 1103
23 IAN KENNEDY 15 140 165 151 182 134 134 906 90 996
24 DAVE RAWDING 10 174 200 158 105 163 115 915 60 975

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