Thornton and Harvey win second BTE title of the year in Croydon

    06/19/06

    Brunswick Team England #7

    City Limits in Croydon, Surrey

    The second Tour Stop of the Premier Tenpin Bowling Club (PTBC) 2006 season, the Croydon Classic, took place at City Limits, Croydon on June 18th, reports Andy James. This was also a Team England Ranking event, and was attended by 72 bowlers from the UK and 2 from Sweden.

    The format for the day was the Team England standard of 6 games qualifying, followed by 4 games for the top 32 men and 12 ladies. The final is a Round Robin final of 10 men (9 games) and 6 ladies (5 games), each competing in their own division throughout.

    In the men's first round, Chris Oates led the way forward starting with a 299 in game 1, and ending up 116 over, and 16 pins ahead of Daniel Stride in second place. The cut was Paul Tanner on 81 under. In the ladies first round, the early pace was set by Fiona Banks with 94 over and second place was Jo Harries on 58 over.

    In the second round, Chris Oates maintained pole position increasing his par to 186 over. Darren Cundy matched up well in this round and jumped up to second place (149 over), and just squeezing in to the cut at 10th place was Dom Barrett on 47 over.

    The ladies second round saw Fiona Banks stay on top with 137 over, and Nikki Harvey managed second on 117 over. The cut for sixth place was Lisa John at 98 under.

    2006BTE07SteveThornton.jpg 2006BTE07NikkiHarvey.jpg The round robin finals saw some great matches, the top men's spot going to Steve Thornton for his second ranking event win this year. The ladies went down to the wire in the last game, with Jo Harries and Nikki Harvey. The eventual winner was Nikki for her second PTBC win at Croydon. The last time was just one week after winning the World Tenpin Masters in 2003.

    Report and pictures courtesy of Andy James and Premier Tenpin Bowling Club.


    PTBC Open Eliminator - Final Standings Men's Division


    Top 10 after match play with position, 19-game total, average, bonus and grand total

    1. Steve Thornton, 4097, 215,63, 180, 4277
    2. Darren Cundy, 4061, 213,74, 150, 4211
    3. Robert Kendall, 4039, 212,58, 150, 4189
    4. Daniel Stride, 3922, 206,42, 180, 4102
    5. Matt Miller, 3932, 206,95, 165, 4097
    6. Chris Oates, 3938, 207,26, 150, 4088
    7. George Patel, 3948, 207,79, 90, 4038
    8. Geoff Buck, 3853, 202,79, 120, 3973
    9. Phil Scammell, 3890, 204,74, 60, 3950
    10. Dom Barrett, 3738, 196,74, 105, 3843


    PTBC Open Eliminator - Final Standings Women's Division


    Top 6 after match play with position, 15-game total, average, bonus and grand total

    1. Nikki Harvey, 3109, 207,27, 150, 3259
    2. Jo Harries, 3136, 209,07, 120, 3256
    3. Fiona Banks, 3089, 205,93, 60, 3149
    4. Jenny Billingham, 2904, 193,60, 60, 2964
    5. Angie Brown, 2804, 186,93, 30, 2834
    6. Lisa John, 2777, 185,13, 30, 2807