Friday, 16 January 2015

Chris Kaberry wins again in Thornaby

The first event of January at NETFA Teesside was infact to be the last from the previous season. Going into the night's play, Chris Kaberry sat on top of the table needeing to better results from Mike Parnaby to secure his first title win. On the night, only 4 players turned up and with Mike not being in attendance this meant that Chris had won the Lionsraw Championship for the 2014 season. This was well deserved from Chris as he had turned up at every event and supported every club night over the past year. However, not to just take a title by default, Chris made sure he won matches where it counted.

It was decided that a round robin would be the night's proceedings, each player having three games. In the first games, Chris showed business by beating Rob 4-0 while John took his chances by beating Ben 2-1 for the first time at NETFA. 

In the second round of games, Chris and Ben drew 2-2 in a well fought game, evenly matched with all the goals coming in the first half. Rob drew 1-1 with John and it was a good result for Rob who is improving with every session he attends.

The final round of games saw the night's decider with John vs. Chris. Chris only needed a draw to win the event for the night while John needed the win. A draw it ended up, 1-1 which saw Chris Kaberry not only take the Lionsraw Championship title but the night's title as well. In the other game, Ben beat Rob 3-1 but with Rob improving night after night, soon loosing margins will become less and draws will turn into wins.

A big congratulaitons to Chris Kaberry for winning the Lionsraw championships for the 2014 season, well deserved for his comitment and enthusiasm for the club. Will he be on top spot at the end of this coming season? Who knows? The defence of his title begins on Friday 23rd January.

(Report by Ben Staples)