Click link to see all the results Showstoppers Results PRELIM 2016-17.pdf
On Monday night at Ravenshead Leisure Centre 22 Mansfield League players played the Showstoppers Prelim round. The Showstoppers is an individual Handicap tournament, the 22 were split into 4 groups in a round robin format each group all played each other 2 games to 21 with the handicap start applied, 1 point was awarded for every game won.
Group 1 saw Division 2 player Chris Tilstone top the group on countback from Runner-up Dean Brookes a 3 time winner of the tournament. Tony Swain just missed out 1 point behind the leading 2.
Group 2 winner was Division 2 player Angela Brettell who along with the only other lady competing Kerry Harvey both managed to qualify showing the boys how it is done.
Group 3 was surprising with Binder Athwal who is yet to win a game in division 2, showed what a great tournament the showstopper is with the Handicaps, as Binder won the group easily 2 points clear of the nearest rival. John Smith came second just ousting Erlands Skels on count back.
Group 4 probably the tightest group of the night saw Mark Sansom win with 5 points, and then Ben Swain beat Mike Cohen & Simon Chatterton on countback with all 3 players scoring 4 points.
The Finals will take place on Monday 20th February 2017, with 5 division 2 players and 3 division 1 players should prove a very interesting night and maybe a new name on the Showstopper trophy.