Keith Hodge wins Resdev Senior Tour Stop in Chesterfield

Firstly I would like to thank all the bowlers for turning up on Sunday 25th July at Chesterfield for the 1st stop of this year’s Resdev Senior Tour ( 2 jabs tour). It was a personal pleasure to see some familiar faces and some new ones on the tour, just to soak in the atmosphere of bowlers chatting and bowling together at last made things seem like we are getting back to some normality after all this time.

Anyway on to the actual tournament and straight away what a start with a perfect 300 game from Scottish International Senior Andy Gillespie on a tougher than expected pattern as it proved to be with high scores few and far between although mentions to both Darren Knightsbridge and Andy Preece with 278 and Ron Oldfield 265 being the highlights, leading after the first squad by a big margin was Yorkshire veteran Al Jenkins with 1378 inc bonus with an opening burst of 213,259,248 being decisive, in 2nd a new bowler to the tour Len Clark on 1259 inc bonus.

Bowlers were aiming for a top 16 place into round 2 . The 2nd squad of bowlers found the conditions just as tough and after their 6 games top of the pile would be Andy Preece despite starting with a 136 game would go on to lead with 1334 inc bonus helped by 235,233,278 burst in games 3/4/5. Closely followed by Resdev tour stalwart Mike (frosty) Halliwell with 1291, on 2 more from this squad would qualify Keith Hodge 1251 and an old face coming back to bowling Paul (lobbers)Loberman 1249, Nev Robinson missing out by just 1 pin on 1201 inc bonus. Round 2 and the 16 remaining bowlers play 4 more games to try and gain a spot in the 6 person round robin.

Blasting his way from 16th to 3rd was another Scottish senior Alan Keddie with 916 inc bonus, moving into 1st was Andy Preece as Al Jenkins struggled but held on for the round robin in 5th, into 2nd would be Welsh international Louise Roberts, rounding out the top6 were Mike Halliwell and Keith Hodge, with Yorkshire Senior Gary Barlow just missing out by 3 pins.

The round robin became a battle of the fittest as conditions got trickier and bowlers not used to bowling this many games in a day for such a long time, Andy Preece led from the start with all the other bowlers trying to catch him, but only 1 bowler in the end would challenge and that would be Keith Hodge with 4 solid 200+ games to go into the final game just 18 behind Andy as it turned out they played each other in the final game and what a great final game it was, both bowlers matching each other and into the last frame either could still win with a good finish but with 3 solid pocket shots in the 10th frame Keith would come out victorious to become the first leftie to win a Resdev stop.

So Andy finished a close 2nd followed by Louise, Alan Mike and Al who at 79 years old was excellent all day after such a long lay off. To finish with many thanks to Debbie and all the staff at Chesterfield who looked after the bowlers magnificently all day. On a personal note once again my thanks to all the bowlers for giving me an excellent time running the tournament and thanks to Wendy Grant and Maureen Oldfield for all their help, it is so much appreciated. It is now onto the 12th September at Shipley for stop 2.

Report by Jack Smith

Finalists Photos by Alan Turner

Final

Round 2

NAME Bns 1 2 3 4 SCR
Bns TTL B/F TTL
1 ANDY PREECE 10 177 200 183 217 777 40 817 1334 2151
2 LOUISE ROBERTS 10 214 191 233 188 826 40 866 1256 2122
3 ALAN KEDDIE 5 218 213 231 234 896 20 916 1202 2118
4 FROSTY 10 179 205 203 196 783 40 823 1291 2114
5 AL JENKINS 15 172 174 165 145 656 60 716 1378 2094
6 KEITH HODGE 15 150 189 233 207 779 60 839 1251 2090
7 GARY BARLOW 10 204 237 178 190 809 40 849 1238 2087
8 ANDY GILLESPIE 5 182 194 219 228 823 20 843 1208 2051
9 LEN CLARK 15 151 152 178 235 716 60 776 1259 2035
10 RON OLDFIELD 10 265 173 183 161 782 40 822 1204 2026
11 PAUL LOBERMAN 0 201 179 181 200 761 0 761 1249 2010
12 MARTIN CLEMENTS 15 181 190 152 195 718 60 778 1217 1995
13 JULIA CLAXTON 30 136 177 174 169 656 120 776 1218 1994
14 FRANK LINDSAY 10 158 185 182 166 691 40 731 1210 1941
15 DARREN KNIGHTSBRIDGE 0 222 166 155 170 713 0 713 1213 1926
16 ANDREW MERCER 5 145 140 192 155 632 20 652 1230 1882

Qualifying

NAME  Bns 1 2 3 4 5 6 SCR Ttl Bns Ttl
1 AL JENKINS 15 213 259 248 177 178 213 1288 90 1378
2 ANDY PREECE 10 136 190 235 233 278 202 1274 60 1334
3 FROSTY 10 168 199 237 161 213 253 1231 60 1291
4 LEN CLARK 15 156 173 224 211 219 186 1169 90 1259
5 LOUISE ROBERTS 10 177 223 172 245 189 190 1196 60 1256
6 KEITH HODGE 15 179 171 231 174 196 210 1161 90 1251
7 LOBBERS 0 225 206 199 203 204 212 1249 0 1249
8 GARY BARLOW 10 170 182 213 236 205 172 1178 60 1238
9 ANDREW MERCER 5 215 212 161 214 182 216 1200 30 1230
10 JULIA CLAXTON 30 176 162 206 159 177 158 1038 180 1218
11 MARTIN CLEMENTS 15 163 192 188 233 184 167 1127 90 1217
12 DARREN KNIGHTSBRIDGE 0 168 278 194 200 159 214 1213 0 1213
13 FRANK LINDSAY 10 174 167 190 225 206 188 1150 60 1210
14 ANDY GILLESPIE 5 300 194 192 139 190 163 1178 30 1208
15 RON OLDFIELD 10 201 190 211 184 170 188 1144 60 1204
16 ALAN KEDDIE 5 169 169 224 224 186 200 1172 30 1202
17 NEV ROBINSON 10 236 159 214 176 166 190 1141 60 1201
18 STEVE COATES 10 190 182 226 166 212 161 1137 60 1197
19 IAN MCDONALD 20 185 157 178 202 173 174 1069 120 1189
20 STEVE WILLIAMS 5 170 130 210 203 204 241 1158 30 1188
21 SUREN JOHANSSEN 10 236 155 156 208 167 203 1125 60 1185
22 PAULINE MCDONALD 30 148 156 174 177 167 171 993 180 1173
23 ROBERT BRUCE 0 176 216 210 216 160 192 1170 0 1170
24 SELWYN MORGAN 10 183 181 185 184 214 163 1110 60 1170
25 MARTIN GREEN 15 146 161 188 147 232 200 1074 90 1164
26 ANDY YEOMANS 10 171 205 182 163 181 197 1099 60 1159
27 GARRY COOPER 0 174 236 222 182 144 200 1158 0 1158
28 JOHN STRETTLE 15 179 180 171 169 198 167 1064 90 1154
29 BAZ WALKER 5 191 158 174 165 234 202 1124 30 1154
30 KEVIN LAMB 15 188 173 167 139 199 195 1061 90 1151
31 GARY CHRISTOPHER 5 179 184 215 177 185 180 1120 30 1150
32 ANNA YANG 25 133 148 205 175 143 189 993 150 1143
33 STEVE BOSE 5 213 165 165 198 168 203 1112 30 1142
34 TREVOR LAMPRELL 15 167 188 179 156 182 176 1048 90 1138
35 JAN HODGE 25 145 171 181 155 191 137 980 150 1130
36 STEVE WILSON 20 155 144 213 160 158 176 1006 120 1126
37 HILARY COOKE 25 179 157 167 155 159 154 971 150 1121
38 MALLY MYATT 15 146 138 181 133 223 198 1019 90 1109
39 MO SINGLETON 15 159 142 183 193 155 186 1018 90 1108
40 LYNN WALKER 15 146 187 177 155 185 165 1015 90 1105
41 CARL TAYLOR 5 193 174 170 182 195 159 1073 30 1103
42 PHILLIPE IVES 20 154 136 137 192 191 172 982 120 1102
43 KEV PILLEY 0 175 182 181 206 154 199 1097 0 1097
44 IAN BUCKLAND 15 159 181 169 163 175 160 1007 90 1097
45 LES KEATES 5 168 179 154 184 157 224 1066 30 1096
46 DAVE BROOMFIELD 5 221 133 160 176 172 197 1059 30 1089
47 JOHN COUGHTRIE 10 164 160 191 174 192 147 1028 60 1088
48 CAROL ORANGE 20 124 181 163 168 170 155 961 120 1081
49 TREVOR GREEN 5 199 171 184 167 156 167 1044 30 1074
50 PAUL NEWTON 20 148 134 204 151 138 177 952 120 1072
51 DAN BONFIELD 5 158 203 194 149 170 153 1027 30 1057
52 LES GRANT 20 148 135 189 136 157 165 930 120 1050
53 LYNN COUGHTRIE 25 169 133 156 162 116 160 896 150 1046
54 COLIN GROSE 0 138 157 181 229 167 174 1046 0 1046
55 IAN KENNEDY 15 157 147 161 160 125 194 944 90 1034
56 MICK INCE 20 149 148 146 178 159 131 911 120 1031
57 KEITH BOWEN 10 121 131 182 180 171 184 969 60 1029
58 GUY LIPSCOMB 5 187 165 179 149 157 161 998 30 1028
59 GARY FRASER 10 159 124 176 148 202 157 966 60 1026
60 JOHN BROADHURST 20 167 132 179 146 157 114 895 120 1015
61 AL TURNER 15 147 160 142 168 131 166 914 90 1004
62 MARK S SMITH 5 163 179 193 138 156 144 973 30 1003
63 MARTIN BISHOP 10 166 157 145 177 147 150 942 60 1002
64 LOUISE GILLESPIE 30 124 155 129 117 122 170 817 180 997

 

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