The Les & Mel Evans MBE 2018 Memorial Classic takes place tomorrow at Chadsmoor Progressive WMC with Greg Smith looking for a history making fourth triumph. He faces Paul Evans first of all. Callum Wraight has won the competition before and plays Nathan Dawes first up, while his team mate, reigning Champion of Champion Mike Beer takes on Derbyshire’s Dave May. All England Champion Darren Plenderleith faces Stuart Rutter, while Stuart’s Shropshire county team mates Pete Farmer, Wayne Rogers and Colin Beaman face Tommy Johnstone, Glyn Storer and Rory Rollason respectively. Former Staffordshire Merit Champions Gordon Hawkins and Dave East play Paul Bailey and CCF Open Champion Ben Percival, while two meet when Scott Simpson takes on Chris Ward. Former Isle of Man Champion Leighton Roberts plays Tom Pritchard, while Elliot McGuinness clashes with Chris Brown and Andy Thornton makes the long trip down to play Gareth Herbert. Meole Brace Open semi finalist Jamie Bramley takes on local lad Darrell Handley in a clash of up and coming players, while Phil Lee plays All England runner up Ross Meese.
It promises to be a great day in honour of two great men who gave a lot to the game. Good luck to all competitors.
£2,000 LES & MEL EVANS MBE 2018 MEMORIAL CLASSIC
(Affiliated to SCBA & BCGBA)
Winner receives £500 plus LES & MEL EVANS MBE Trophy – Runner Up receives £250
Semi Finalists receive £125 – Quarter Finalists receive £100 – Last 16 receive £75. (Win one game for £75).
Sponsored by: Mel Evans, Lynn Pritchatt, Halsall Electrical, Bob Horrocks, Osprey, Verite CM Ltd, Hillside Developments & Thurstons
Venue: Chadsmoor Progressive WMC, Burns Street, Chadsmoor, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 6DR.
Date: Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 (Start 10.30am).
DAVID MAY v MICHAEL BEER
SCOTT SIMPSON v CHRIS WARD
DARREN PLENDERLEITH v STUART RUTTER
PETE FARMER v TOMMY JOHNSTONE
COLIN BEAMAN v RORY ROLLASON
TOM PRITCHARD v LEIGHTON ROBERTS
GARY OWEN v ANTHONY BRACKEN
PHIL LEE v ROSS MEESE
GLYNN STORER v WAYNE ROGERS
JAMIE BRAMLEY v DARRELL HANDLEY
GREG SMITH v PAUL EVANS
DAVID EAST v BEN PERCIVAL
CALLUM WRAIGHT v NATHAN DAWES
CHRIS BROWN v ELLIOT McGUINNESS
GORDON HAWKINS v PAUL BAILEY
ANDY THORNTON v GARETH HERBERT