Look at how Eastbourne players are performing in local, county and national competitions
Stan Allen was one of the longest serving members of the Eastbourne league and played at the Kings Arms in Seaside. He taught most of the better players at the time, how to improve their game and was well respected by all who knew him. When he passed away Gary Sweeney proposed setting up a memorial competition. Originally it was an off the spot competition but sometime in the distant passed it got changed to a Handycap competition which is enjoyed by all participants as anyone has a chance to win
The draw and results will be here later
Colin Southouse acquired enough points this season to finish 16th in the SCBBA rankings which meant a tournament with the top 24 in the county at the Roffey Club. See results on this link.
Eastbourne have 6 entrants in the draw ( see link above)this year Colin Southouse, Phil Osbourne, Chris Haynes, Chris Hagger, Chris Turner and Stewart Chant.
Colin Southouse continued his good season getting to the 3rd round beating ex Sussex player Chris Reeves in the 1st round, playing poorly against steady ladies interleague player Ros Appleby but scraping thgrough at the last minute. He was well beated by another Sussex player Martin Smith in the 3rd Round.
Chris Turner got a bye into round 2 played and overcame Stuart Carruthers from Sussex and met Tim Oliver from Jersey in round 3 but came unstuck due to a few overhit 1 up shots which gave his opponent too many chances
Stewart Chant lost to Ginette Nichols from surrey, Phil Osbourne had a tough draw against England and Hants star Tony Woolvin, Chris Haynes had a tough draw against England and Sussex star Jim Greenstead and Chris Hagger had another tough match against up and comming Sussex Star Martin Cole. All fell at the first hurdle and had some interesting games in the plate competition, particularly the match between Phil Osbourne and Stewart Chant. The full results are in the link below
Colin and Phil have entered, there have been srveral late cancellations if any are interested call me asap
in 2013 two teams from Eastbourne registered The Star and The Seven Sisters see the draw below.
The Star have arranged to play the first leg on 16th June at the Ashburnham 7.00pm start, the return leg is on 30th June at the Star
Result card for the match between Seven Sisters Eastbourne and The Ashburnham Hastings
The Ashburnahm v The Star Eastbourne played 2 legs on 16th and 30th June 2013, The Ashburnham held a 3-2 lead after the first leg. The Star faught back with a 3-2 win at home leaving an aggregate score of 5-5. A decider between Colin Southouse and Mike Daw was fnally won by Mike Daw
National ranking of current Eastbourne Players upto May 2013
These rankings are based on ranking points achieved over the passed 3 consecutive years in county opens only. interleague rankings are not included.
99 PHIL OSBORNE
119 Colin Southouse
139 Bob Osborne
202 Chris Hagger
282 Chris Turner
312 Stewart Chant
324 Terry Cox
377 Fred Pope, Chris Haynes, Jason Akehurst
Those interested in going to Jersey this year for the world championships should contact Chris Turner directly or via the Eastbourne forum page the fees excluding flights and accomodations are £10 per person for singles and £7.50 per person for doubles. Those already going are Chris Turner,Chris Haynes,Chris Hagger and Colin Southouse