ESBT Stop 2 – Silver Fox Steve Thornton wins at Poole

Following on from a very successful Tour Stop 1 at Stroud the ESBT Tour Stop 2 at Bowlplex Poole proved to be another popular event with 54 players seeing if they could get to grips with the chosen Sport Pattern. Hadley Morgan Won Tour Stop 1 so it was up to him to put his hand in our very expensive bag of , pool, balls to randomly draw the pattern… he pulled out ball 4 which was the Mexico City 43ft pattern!  Could Hadley repeat his win??
With 54 contenders we had a few new faces to Tour Stop 2 with the likes of ….. Storm Staffer and multiple EBT winner Richie Teece, EBT winner Autum Chamberlain, Senior multiple ISBT title winner Steve Jeeves and the deadly 007 himself Paul ” Rodger ” Moor…. Paul’s got too many titles to mention in this report – but we all know he can knock a few pins over, occasionally!!!
Could any of these mentioned above prove to be winners on the day? Or could Mexico City catch them out?
After the first 2 squads the scores looked to be a lot more hard to come by then what we all expected with local Luke Sanders shooting 1764,  Adam Shrubb second on 1729 just ahead of Brunswick / DV8 Staff player ( car share buddy )  Adam Cairns on 1702 with Steve Jeeves on 1666.
Could these scores hold out for a top 10 cash…….??
As squad 3 started there seemed to be a few players looking very perplexed with ball reaction / non reaction and carry. Mexico City is a tricky pattern, you can play a few angles to get to the pocket but carry was keeping scores reasonable.
As the games went on there were a few in the mix – on score pace to catch Luke’s score, Storms Richie Teece was up there, Power Palys Matt Chamberlain & Chris Oates were keeping close by, Hadley Morgan was not far away either.
Coming in to the last couple of games and the top few seemed to be pulling away from the rest… Storms Richie Teece was still there,  Chamberlain & Oates were chasing hard but there’s 1 guy you just have to keep both eyes on, no matter of age or rev rate, he silver fox himself Steve Thornton!!!
Steve Thornton takes the win from  Storms Richie Teece by 46 pins on a sizeable 1838/8games, Richie shooting a not shy 1792 himself for 2nd with Matt Chamberlain in 3rd only 9 pins back from Richie on 1783.
Speaking to Steve after about his win ( yet another win ) he said ” I really didn’t expect that, that was a grind even though the scores might not show it”
Steve also said that he wasn’t sure what ball to play so he drilled up a brand new box fresh Storm Hyroad the day before, he knew it had just the right amout of length to clear he fronts and to blend out the backend at the start but could easily left turn when needed, and carry the 10pin!!!
Richie Teece and Matt Chamberlain also used both Storm and Roto Grip balls all day to gain an advantage on the field, and it showed!
The sweeper was won by Pistol Pete Stevenson shooting a 515 for his 2 games, followed by Tour Top 1 winner Hadley Morgan on 502 then Steve Jeeves and Kev Pilley both on 501 and Glen Bailey taking the last cash spot with 490.
Steve not only won the Tour Stop but added a free Re-Entry to the AIK 2018 in Stockholm and some extremely valuable points to his ranking heading towards the Tour Masters where he and 15 others will be shooting out for that amazing winners trip of a life time to Las Vegas to bowl and visit the factory where all our favourite balls are made, it’s with so many thanks to Storm Bowling and Bowltech we have this, there really is no better prize!!!
The last thing for Steve to do now before he could finally head home was to choose e lane pattern for Tour Stop 3 at Farnborough. On livestream Steve selected card 4 that was Kegels Boardwalk lane pattern!!
Thanks to all bowlers that came to Poole and supported Tour Stop 2!!
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Results

Pos. Name Games Total Scratch Avg. Hdp Diff
1. Steve Thornton 8 1838 1838 229.75 0 136
2. Richard Teece 8 1792 1792 224.00 0 90
3. Matt Chamberlain 8 1783 1783 222.88 0 81
4. Chris Oates 8 1767 1767 220.88 0 65
5. Elliot Crosby 8 1767 1687 210.88 10 65
6. Luke Sanders 8 1764 1756 219.50 1 62
7. Lee Chatfield 8 1744 1664 208.00 10 42
8. Adam Shrubb 8 1729 1673 209.13 7 27
9. Leon Devlin 8 1722 1722 215.25 0 20
10. Adam Cairns 8 1702 1702 212.75 0 0
11. Pete Stevenson 8 1700 1700 212.50 0 -2
12. Sam Rose 8 1697 1697 212.13 0 -5
13. Steven Jeeves 8 1666 1666 208.25 0 -36
14. Neil Highgate 8 1659 1579 197.38 10 -43
15. Gary Newton 8 1657 1577 197.13 10 -45
16. Hadley Morgan 8 1656 1656 207.00 0 -46
17 Brandon Roberts 8 1650 1650 206.25 0 -52
17 Matt Ayles 8 1650 1650 206.25 0 -52
19. Glen Bailey 8 1645 1645 205.63 0 -57
20. Chris West 8 1645 1565 195.63 10 -57
21. Katie Tagg 8 1644 1548 193.50 12 -58
22. Gavin Greaves 8 1615 1615 201.88 0 -87
23. Hayley Russell 8 1607 1487 185.88 15 -95
24. Autum Chamberlain 8 1604 1484 185.50 0 -98
25. Jamie Bottomley 8 1603 1603 200.38 0 -99
26. Glen Relph 8 1601 1577 197.13 3 -101
27. Paul Moor 8 1600 1568 196.00 4 -102
28. Adam Michaels 8 1596 1596 199.50 0 -106
29. Andrew Tapping 8 1591 1511 188.88 10 -111
30. Kev Pilley 8 1587 1507 188.38 10 -115
31. David Dugmore 8 1575 1527 190.88 6 -127
32. Matthew Clayton 8 1559 1559 194.88 0 -143
33. Dan Balsom 8 1542 1462 182.75 10 -160
34. Robert Crosbie 8 1538 1458 182.25 10 -164
35. Jack Sanders 8 1525 1525 190.63 0 -177
36. Kirk Taylor 8 1522 1442 180.25 0 -180
37. Kevin Brockman 8 1518 1494 186.75 3 -184
38. Mark Patrick 8 1516 1516 189.50 0 -186
39. James Mcdonagh 8 1512 1456 182.00 7 -190
40. David Passmore 8 1510 1430 178.75 10 -192
41. Samantha Hannan 8 1510 1390 173.75 15 -192
42. Craig Barrett 8 1508 1428 178.50 10 -194
43. Andy Watson 8 1496 1424 178.00 9 -206
44. Andy Lessey 8 1493 1413 176.63 10 -209
45. Irina Timosenkova 8 1480 1360 170.00 15 -222
46. Glen Richardson 8 1471 1471 183.88 0 -231
47. Cherise Denham 8 1454 1334 166.75 15 -248
48. Ryan Morgan 8 1445 1365 170.63 10 -257
49. Garry Sykes 8 1413 1413 176.63 0 -289
50. Mark Cox 8 1410 1330 166.25 10 -292
51. James Mcminn 8 1402 1402 175.25 0 -300
52. Jay Anonuevo 8 1354 1274 159.25 10 -348
53. Billy Warnes 8 1348 1348 168.50 0 -354
54. Vicki Harman 8 1289 1289 161.13 0 -413

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