BDP Classic

After the Grand Finals, the eagerly awaited BDP Classic featuring most of the BDP seasons in-form players along with a sprinkling of danger players such as Copley, Corner, Padgett and Leutch who only made a handful of appearances in regular BDP competitions but qualified along with 62 others to make up a 64 field although 6 players were absent so 6 other players received a 1st Round bye as 58 players lined up in an open draw that was to be redrawn FA Cup style after every round which would only add to the drama and excitement of the day. Would Terry Temple add another Title to his collection this season which included The Grand Final or would any number of the numerous credible challengers win silverware instead.

ROUND 1

Colin Hendry      5-1 Steve Hattersley
Carl Brocklehurst 5-3 Lee Taylor
Bob Pinder        5-1 Jason Stockings
Dave Broxup       5-4 Simon Wintle
Terry Temple      5-1 Matt Padgett
Simon Rimmington  5-3 Paul Doherty
Rich Corner       5-0 Mark Hanslip
Brendan Marren    5-0 Darren Cartwright
Wayne Woodhouse   5-2 Rob Richardson
Lyndon Baxter     5-1 Ian Falkingham
John Clifford     5-4 Graham Hoggarth
Ian Watson        5-0 Mark Featherstone
Jonathan Daniels  5-1 Mark Gale
Paul Toulmin      5-2 Daniel Roberts
Dave Copley       5-1 Peter Rushby
Gary Driscoll     5-0 Pete Riley
Jamie Ingle       5-0 Johnny Taylor
Les Delderfield   5-2 Bryan Harrison
Curtis Turner     5-3 Mick Witshire
Steve Kelly       5-4 Rich Winpenny
Adam Davison      5-2 Steve Cadera
Tony Wort         5-1 Lance Milburn
Daz Twist         5-2 Lutz Leutch
Tony Darlow       5-0 Lee Jones
Jaron Esteve      5-3 Daz Hale
Willie Kershaw    5-3 Peter Rebanks

ROUND 2

Daz Mawer         5-4 Steve Kelly
Colin Hendry      5-2 Lyndon Baxter
Peter Armitage    5-1 Nigel Atkinson
Paul Toulmin      5-2 Ian Watson
Jonathan Daniels  5-3 Adam Davison
Dave Smith        5-3 Simon Rimmington
Ian Ward          5-4 Dave Broxup
Willie Kershaw    5-0 Carl Brocklehurst
Rich Corner       5-4 Terry Temple
Tony Darlow       5-2 Curtis Turner
Brendan Marren    5-1 Wayne Woodhouse
Les Delderfield   5-2 Bob Pinder
Daz Twist         5-2 Gary Driscoll
Ryan Hoggarth     5-3 Jamie Ingle
Dave Copley       5-4 John Clifford
Tony Wort         5-3 Jaron Esteve

ROUND 3

Dave Copley       5-1 Jonathan Daniels
Dave Smith        5-2 Tony Darlow
Colin Hendry      5-4 Peter Armitage
Daz Twist         5-3 Tony Wort
Paul Toulmin      5-3 Ian Ward
Rich Corner       5-4 Ryan Hoggarth
Les Delderfield   5-1 Daz Mawer
Brendan Marren    5-3 Willie Kershaw

QUARTER FINALS

Dave Copley       5-3 Les Delderfield
Brendan Marren    5-4 Daz Twist
Rich Corner       5-2 Colin Hendry
Dave Smith        5-2 Paul Toulmin

SEMI FINALS

Rich Corner       6-5 Brendan Marren
Dave Copley       6-5 Dave Smith

FINAL

Dave Copley 6-4 Rich Corner

After 2 epic Semi Finals that both went the distance, the Final was contested between 2 players only seen fleetingly during the regular season but both with an outstanding pedigree as County and Competition players. In a hard fought and quality Final Dave Copley from Thurnscoe came out on top against Rich Corner from York to pocket the winner’s cheque of £600 while Rich has to be content with the Runners Up prize of £300, while the rest of the prize money was paid down to the Last 16 players who all received £40.

SECONDARY COMP

ROUND 1

Simon Rimmington   3-2 Gary Driscoll
Bob Pinder         3-1 Dan McElroy
Adam Davison       3-2 Ian Watson
John Clifford      3-1 Graham Hoggarth

ROUND 2

Bob Pinder         3-1 Simon Rimmington
Adam Davison       3-0 John Clifford
Jason Stockings    3-2 Rob Richardson
Rich Winpenny      3-1 Mark Featherstone
Daz Hale           3-0 Carl Brocklehurst
Carl Wilkinson     3-1 Steve Cadera
Matt Padgett       3-1 Jaron Esteve
Jamie Ingle        3-1 Simon Wintle
Peter Rushby       3-0 Arron Poole
Mark Gale          3-1 Dave Machell
Lutz Leutch        3-0 Nigel Atkinson
Lyndon Baxter      3-2 Ian Sanderson
Pete Riley         3-0 Steve Kemp
Bryan Harrison     3-2 Dave Broxup
Mick Wiltshire     3-2 Kelvin Pease
Curtis Turner      3-1 Joe Harrison

ROUND 3

Bob Pinder         3-2 Adam Davison
Rich Winpenny      3-0 Jason Stockings
Daz Hale           3-0 Carl Wilkinson
Matt Padgett       3-1 Jamie Ingle
Mark Gale          3-2 Peter Rushby
Lutz Leutch        3-0 Lyndon Baxter
Bryan Harrison     3-1 Pete Riley
Curtis Turner      3-1 Mick Wiltshire

QUARTER FINALS

Rich Winpenny      3-1 Bob Pinder
Matt Padgett       3-1 Daz Hale
Lutz Leutch        3-2 Mark Gale
Bryan Harrison     3-1 Curtis Turner

SEMI FINALS

Matt Padgett       3-0 Rich Winpenny
Lutz Leutch        3-1 Bryan Harrison

FINAL

Matt Padgett 3-2 Lutz Leutch

A total of 36 players entered the Secondary Comp that ran alongside the Main Comp for players already eliminated from that Comp at the 1st and 2nd Round stages and also open to any other players present who wanted to participate. Even the mugs field as it were had a quality look about it with the likes of Padgett, Harrison, Wilkinson and Pinder amongst others taking part. In the end Derbyshire’s Matt Padgett edged out York’s German star Lutz Leutch 3-2 and was flabbergasted at receiving £140 winners prize comparing it favourably to most other competitions, especially as it was only a £5 entry losers competition. Lutz who looks like a younger version of former England manager Fabio Cappello pocketed £70, while the 2 Semi Finalists Bryan Harrison and Rich Winpenny both had to be content with £35 each.

SUMMARY

The BDP Classic in its first year proved to be a huge success on the day. The idea of a Losers Competition kept all the players involved and interested all day long whilst the venue thrived in a busy and vibrant atmosphere. From start to finish the whole event ran seamlessly due to the organisational skills of Harry Firth and Mick Dodds with good co operation and understanding from all the players. The extended format too in the main event to best of 9 legs, then best of 11 meant all players had plenty of oche time to find their form and enjoy a rare long competition game. The prize money on offer was substantial with several players ending up in pocket rather than just a handful as is the case at most other competitions. All in all a rousing success and a great way to end 2012 and lead us into 2013 at Rowland Road in just a weeks time.

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