EBOS :: Denis Wood Memorial Open - Birmingham

04 05 July 2009

 

Roxton Chapman reminded everyone of his world class credentials that belief his current amateur status by displaying some truly sublime billiards to demolish the current World Professional champion Mike Russell in the final to take this prestigious title and the winners cheque for 1,300. Russell was reduced to a spectator as Chapman compiled the highest break of the tournament of 449 midway through the final to open up a virtually unassailable lead of some 600 points with half an hour remaining.

 

Chapman's blistering display of break building was carried through from his semi-final clash with former World Professional champion Geet Sethi, where he compiled runs 240 & 359 unfinished. Sethi, who made the highest break on the first day of 339, was gracious as ever in defeat stating that "it was a fabulous performance by Roxton". This tournament victory is all the more remarkable given that Chapman had not picked his cue up since the Welsh Open in late March until that of his opening group match.

 

Russell, whilst 'not having played' in the final, gave everyone a glimpse of why he is unquestionably the greatest player since Walter Lindrum by compiling a series of mammoth breaks in the earlier groups stages and knock out rounds, underlined by his quarter final mauling of Roy Bacon with breaks of 407, 337, 377 and 96 contributing to a 1244 point 90 minute total from only 5 visits to the table (an average of 248.9 per visit). Bacon, and accomplished player himself, having been reduced to the lowest ever 90 minute EBOS total of 32 points afterwards praised Russell by saying "that was the greatest performance of relentless scoring I have ever witnessed".

 

In form Martin Goodwill never really got going, losing to Geet Sethi in the last 16 by some margin, reversing the result between them only three weeks since in the European Open. 17 year old Ryan Clark displayed some accurate potting and good match play discipline to reach the quarter finals, beating former Professional John Murphy in the last 16 to record what must be his nest win to date.

Credit :: E-BOS

 

Results - Knockout Stage

Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals FINAL WINNER

Roy Bacon

351

Roy Bacon

32

Mike Russell

829 Mike Russell 245

Roxton Chapman

Gary Norman

267

Mike Russell

641

Mike Russell

1244

Chris Taylor

255

Dhruv Sitwala

663

Dhruv Sitwala

490

Dhruv Sitwala

316

Craig Murphy

221

Paul Snowden

206

Devendra Joshi

435

Devendra Joshi

786

Geet Sethi

657

Geet Sethi

608

Geet Sethi

322 Roxton Chapman 907

Martin Goodwill

290

Phillip Welham

395

Billy Bousfield

298

Billy Bousfield

435

John Murphy

210

Ryan Clark

202

Roxton Chapman

638

Ryan Clark

460

Brian Harvey

290

Roxton Chapman

525

Roxton Chapman

404

 

Playing Schedule

 

Draw & Results League Matches

GROUP A

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Aonghus McAnally - Ireland

  207 242 185 144   2 778 1028 -250 3

2

Michael Wright - England

187   310 268 158   1 923 996 -73 4

3

Darren Hall - England

164 116   154 49   0 483 1286 -803 5

4

Gary Norman - England

259 300 279   241   3 1079 951 128 2

5

Dhruv Sitwala - Belgium

418 373 455 344     4 1590 592 998 1
GROUP B

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Norman Whaley - N. Ireland

  231 241 123 201   2 796 756 40 3

2

Chris Taylor - England

165   215 272 339   3 991 768 223 2

3

Robert McCrum - Ireland

109 169   194 182   1 654 900 -246 4

4

Brian Harvey - England

386 244 273   312   4 1215 718 497 1

5

Bob Harrison - England

96 124 171 129     0 520 1034 -514 5
GROUP C

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Paul Snowden - England

  232 172 360 288   3 1052 982 70 2

2

Peter Stanyer - England

140   128 140 196   0 604 1226 -622 5

3

Geet Sethi - India

441 447   286 664   4 1838 631 1207 1

4

Michael Willams - England

166 247 210   307   2 930 981 -51 3

5

Mick White - England

235 300 121 195     1 851 1455 -604 4
GROUP D

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Martin Goodwill - England

  344 215 345 400 161 4 1465 765 700 2

2

Branson Hoole - England

106   204 174 295 121 1 900 1231 -331 5

3

John Hartley - England

130 242   258 305 204 3 1139 961 178 3

4

Arthur Winn - England

100 175 145   239 91 2 750 1258 -508 4

5

Brian Watson - England

86 146 94 119   106 0 551 1491 -940 6

6

Roxton Chapman - England

343 324 303 362 252   5 1584 683 901 1
GROUP E

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Billy Bousfield - England

  305 402 311 317   4 1335 872 463 2

2

Timmy Murphy - Ireland

199   254 138 209   1 800 1372 -572 4

3

Richie Comiskey - N. Ireland

170 210   219 143   0 742 1592 -850 5

4

Devendra Joshi - India

301 504 452   390   3 1647 892 755 1

5

Robert Hall - England

202 353 484 224     2 1263 1059 204 3
GROUP F

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Craig Murphy - England

  298 440 281 323   4 1342 813 529 1

2

Roy Bacon - Scotland

159   243 276 218   3 896 787 109 2

3

Liam Clark - England

216 218   228 274   1 936 1147 -211 4

4

Jamie Barker - England

278 147 284   213   2 922 887 35 3

5

Peter Cooper - England

160 124 180 102     0 566 1028 -462 5
GROUP G

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

Tina Owen Savilton - England

  229 176 164 144 53 1 766 1979 -1213 6

2

John McIntyre - N. Ireland

218   221 311 171 118 2 1039 1395 -356 4

3

Eddie Fielding - England

212 180   247 210 137 2 986 1174 -188 3

4

Joe Graham - England

296 141 126   229 164 1 956 1545 -589 5

5

Phillip Welham - England

457 316 246 383   208 4 1610 1163 447 2

6

Mike Russell - Qatar

796 529 405 440 409   5 2579 680 1899 1
GROUP H

S.#

Player

1

2

3

4

5

6

MW

SF

SA

SD

POS

1

John Murphy - England

  404 251 415 367   4 1437 782 655 1

2

Ron Agnew - England

161   129 161 249   1 700 1245 -545 4

3

Ryan Clark - England

180 303   232 323   3 1038 671 367 2

4

Chris Mitchell - England

329 404 175   293   2 1201 984 217 3

5

Steve Lock - England

112 134 116 176     0 538 1232 -694 5

 

Breaks Board

(100 and above)

Roxton Chapman ::

449, 359 (unf), 240, 206, 128,

Mike Russell ::

407, 377, 337, 327, 314, 269, 269, 219, 196, 161, 139, 136, 125, 121, 117

Geet Sethi ::

339, 184, 165, 139, 126, 109, 106, 103, 102,

Devendra Joshi ::

238, 186, 167, 134, 108,

Dhruv Sitwala ::

229, 228, 151, 138, 131, 121, 112 (unf), 105, 103, 102

Billy Bousfield ::

142

Martin Goodwill ::

129, 107

John McInTyre ::

109 (unf)

Paul Snowden ::

109

Phillip Welham ::

107

Rob Hall ::

106

Roy Bacon ::

104