7a - THE NESMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2018
THE 2018 FINALS
SUMMARY - In each discipline the normal format of 32 finalists playing in groups of 4 was followed, thus ensuring everyone had at least 3 games. Group winners and runners up then played in a preliminary KO round leading to Quarter and Semi Finals before the last two eventually contested the Final.
Our own team of qualifiers comprised x Singles, Pairs and Triples and x Fours - xx players in total, all of whom had qualified via our County Championships held earlier in the season. (See Roll of Honour for names of all our qualifiers). Of the xx games played by our teams in the initial round robin stages, we had xx wins, xx losses and x draws - leading to xx of our xx teams making it through to the knockout stages (final 16). (Brief details of each discipline appear below).
Shield - All those reaching the quarter-finals and above are awarded points (15 per discipline) which go towards the County Shield (but only the first 4 teams entered in each discipline count so total points do not always add up to 60).
This year the best overall county was xxxxxxx with xx points
For previous NESMBA Champions see ROLL OF NESMBA CHAMPIONS
To see how these results have altered the Order of Merit see OOM
Also see PhotoGallery
Note that as usual a raffle was held on each day for prizes supplied by the participating counties. These were both run by Stockport and the total amount raised (for NESMBA funds) was just over £xxx - thanks everyone.
SATURDAY 17th MARCH
SUNDAY 18th MARCH