Sansom Shines at the Showstoppers
Full results of Finals Night - Showstoppers FINALS Results 2016-17.pdf
Mark Sansom becomes the latest Showstopper Champion and becomes the first Division 2 player to take the title in many years. It was a great tournament for Division 2 players with all 4 Semi-finalists coming from that division. Showstoppers is a Handicap tournament.
The Prelims were played in December and the top 8 qualified for the finals which was played this week on Monday 20th Feb.
In Group 1 Chris Tilstone dominated and won the group with John Smith in second place, In Group 2 three times showstoppers winner Dean Brookes was humbled by Binder Athwal who won the Group and Mark Sansom who qualified in Second.
In the Semi-Finals team mates Chris Tilstone and Mark Sansom met and Chris with 8 start could not take home this advantage losing to Mark 21-16, 27-25.
In the other Semi-Final Binder Athwal had a 7 point start on John Smith, despite this he lost the first game 21-18, Binder found his form and came back to win the next two and a place in the final winning them 21-7, 21-17.
In the Final Binder had a 10 point start on Mark, and earlier on in the night beat Mark 21-19, 21-7. So Binder went into the Final as the favourite. However Mark managed to reverse the result from earlier in a nail biting first game just winning 25-23, and then 21-17 in the next to take the title.