The eighth and final series of 2003 was at the beautiful Mill House at Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, Yorkshire. For the first time no rookies particpated, and it was the quintet of Pat Gibson, Mark Kerr, Barry Simmons, Lee Warburton and yours truly (Steve Kidd) who contested six games. Things looked ominous after game one when, with Steve Kidd asking the questions, Pat waltzed away scoring 27 to the combined total of only 15 shared between his oponents. Game 2 saw Mark officiate a close thing, 87 points bagged in total with Steve finishing five clear of a bunched field. Once Mark returned in game three he stamped his authority and gained an easy win over Steve, Barry and Pat.
Well into game four Lee Warburton was up to twelve, Steve hit a rock bottom minus four and Mark and Barry were in it at about five each.
A Christmas miracle then happened, Steve won the match and the one after, making the last game academic (But he won that as well).
|Games (n.b. In games 2 and 6 the placings were affected by the handicaps)|
|Game 1||Game 2||Game 3|
|Game 4||Game 5||Game 6|
|For the record|
For a retrospective of the year click here.
Happy New Year
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