Thornton and Banks win BTE rankings at the BTBA National Championships

    03/26/07

    2007 Brunswick Team England #3

    Hollywood Bowl in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (March 11-25, 2007)

    The BTBA Nationals was held at Hollywood Bowl Bradford, Yorkshire. Ranking points were decided by the all-events scores bowled by players in the A division only over nine games.

    Steve_Thornton_5327.jpg Men’s Division A was won by Steve Thornton (left, 2067) comprising of sets of 646, 687 and 734. Sean Croke (2046) was second with Luke Hampshaw (2009) third. The next 3 places were filled by World Champs silver medalist Daniel Stride, veteran Ron Oldfield and young junior international Phil Manning.

    Fiona_Banks_5612.jpg Women’s Division A winner Finny Banks’ (right) total of 2063 would have placed in second in the men’s top division and in fact was only four pins short of hitting the top score for the whole event. Lisa John (2001) was second, Hayley White (1988) was third and Nicki Ainge (1978) 4th. Sarah Purnell (1964) took 5th place and Donna Adams (1922) was 6th.


    Men's Division A - Top 10 in All Events


    Players with position, 9-game total (Singles, Doubles, Team) and average

    1. Steve Thornton, 2067 (646-687-734), 229,67
    2. Sean Croke, 2046 (708-680-658), 227,33
    3. Luke Hampshaw, 2009 (642-688-679), 223,22
    4. Daniel Stride, 2008 (635-630-743), 223,11
    5. Ron Oldfield, 1996 (655-642-699), 221,78
    6. Phil Manning, 1992 (637-553-802), 221,33
    7. Rob Harding, 1991 (628-669-694), 221,22
    8. John Wells, 1991 (656-565-770), 221,22
    9. Stuart Williams, 1987 (610-690-687), 220,78
    10. Dave Parker, 1983 (604-623-756), 220,33


    Women's Division A - Top 10 in All Events


    Players with position, 9-game total (Singles, Doubles, Team) and average

    1. Fiona Banks, 2063 (585-759-719), 229,22
    2. Lisa John, 2001 (608-726-667), 222,33
    3. Hayley White, 1988 (655-687-646), 220,89
    4. Nicky Ainge, 1978 (680-576-722), 219,78
    5. Sarah Purnell, 1964 (612-646-706), 218,22
    6. Donna Adams, 1922 (672-613-637), 213,56
    7. Kirsten Penny, 1889 (585-590-714), 209,89
    8. Jo Allsebrook, 1886 (534-669-683), 209,56
    9. Nicola Day, 1869 (529-638-702), 207,67
    10. Jan Hodge, 1830 (617-592-621), 203,33