Will Blackmore Exeter Champion 2009/10


Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Champion 2009-10
Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Champion 2009-10

Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Rankings 2009-10

Bronze Waistcoat Tour – Event 1

(GWRSA Social Club, Exeter)



12th December 2009
There may have only been four players enter this first Exeter Bronze Waistcoat event of the season but the tournament was full of surprises and excellent play. In the very first match Adam Chadwick turned-over Silver Waistcoat contender and one of the favourites, Jay Bullen. In the very next match Michael Rogers (Taunton) made a superb 71 break against Ben Mills. Rogers looked like going through the group stages with a clean sheet before Bullen fought back from a 39 break by Rogers to win an exciting match on the black. Rogers went on to top the group stages leaving the rest to battle it out for a place in the final. After his poor start Bullen eventually came good, spurred on by his win over Rogers to edge out Chadwick and Mills and join Rogers in the final. The final Rogers took the first frame 61-48 quickly followed by the second with the aid of a 33 break to win 2-0. The event was sponsored by Baulk line Snooker SW and hosted by GWRSA Social Club, Exeter.

Report by Steve Canniford

Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Event 1 Results 2009-10

Bronze Waistcoat Tour – Event 2

(GWRSA Social Club, Exeter)



16th January 2010
Jay Bullen (Exeter) came good after a slow start to beat Michael Rogers (Taunton) to win the second Exeter Bronze Waistcoat event of the season. In the early stages of the qualifiers there where a couple of matches that went against the form book. The first surprise saw Ben Mills beat Bullen who is one of the favourites for the overall title. The second upset came as a result of a re-spotted black in which Adam Chadwick also beat Bullen, a feat which Chadwick repeated in a later match to add further insult to injury. Will Blackmore, returning after a short spell away from tournament play, did well to hold tour leader Rogers to one match all after scraping past Mills in his first match. Blackmore dug deep against Bullen and rekindled some past form to force Bullen into a clearance on the colours to win. Going into the final matches of the qualifying stage Rogers was in prime position. However, any one of four players could take the top spot. Bullen finally came good in his last match against Rogers posting a 35 break to win, but it was Blackmore that overtook Rogers to finish top of the group with a win over Chadwick.

The semi finals split the ranking table leaders with Bullen to play Chadwick and Rogers to play Blackmore in the best of three frame matches. The latter match looked like going to a decider when in the second frame Blackmore made an excellent 36 break from nowhere. However, Rogers came back to win 2-0. In the other semi final Bullen was taken to a well earned final frame shoot-out by Chadwick which eventually brought out the best in Bullen who won the frame with a 60 break. In the final neither player played well and with Rogers doing everything possible NOT to win the first frame saw Bullen go one frame up. In the second frame Rogers was a different player in the early stages accumulating a lead with a flurry of small breaks and timely safety play. Bullen recovered well to draw level on points and set up a tense conclusion to the frame which saw excellent safety play mixed with missed opportunities. The end resulted in a black ball win for Bullen 2-0.

The event was sponsored by Baulk line Snooker SW and hosted by GWRSA Social Club, Exeter.Details of this tour and other tournaments which are organised by the West of England Billiards & Snooker Foundation can be found on websf.co.uk or by contacting Roger Cole.

Report by Steve Canniford

Bronze Waistcoat Tour Exeter Event 2 Results 2009-10

Adam Chadwick – 29

Michael Rogers – 71,39,33,33,25,24,24

Jay Bullen – 60,35,35,27,25,24,24,23,22cl,22,22

Will Blackmore – 35,25,21,20

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