Awards night, January 24th, 2002


LEFT: Trophies awaiting presentation at the BCSC on Awards Night.

RIGHT: Host Ian Tarr in full flow, delivering his "Bristol Backgammon Review of 2001", still had time to present himself with a buff envelope containing the prize for finishing 3rd in the Premier League.

LEFT: Ian Preston has every reason to be pleased as he holds the Bristol Open Grand Prix shield and his memento.

RIGHT: John Slattery, having already received the Premier League championship trophy, memento and cash prize, returns to the "podium" to receive his runner-up prizes from the Open Grand Prix.

LEFT: Stuart Mann, narrowly beaten for the Premier League title, displays his prizes.

RIGHT: Rosey Bensley was the convincing winner of the Bristol Conference League, and looks forward to making an impact in the Premier.

LEFT: Paul Watts juggles with the prizes which signal his farewell to the Intermediate ranks.

RIGHT: Martin Hemming reflects on his achievement as Conference runner-up.

The held over final of December's tournament gets well under way. Blaine Buchanan was a narrow victor over Rosey Bensley, and was later presented with the John Chidgey Cup, as well as the tournament winner's prize of over 400, and a small cash prize for finishing 3rd in the Open Grand Prix.
Stuart Mann (right) kicks off his 2002 Premier League campaign with a victory over Charlie Hetherington. Charlie was runner-up in 2000, Stuart emulating that achievement last year.
More Premier League action as Elliot Smart (right, foreground) makes his Premier League debut against Kevin White. Another debutant -- Paul Watts (background, left) takes on champion John Slattery. Both debutants lost narrowly.
The first Bristol Conference action of the year, with John Lewis (left) taking on league newcomer Jonathan Prager. Jonathan won the match 11-5.
Friendly non-league action as regular tournament entrant Sarah Webber shows Scott Ellis a thing or two.

Photos, once again, courtesy of Richard Dunton



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