Lucky 13 for Wayne Martin at BCI
Thirteen proved to be lucky for Wayne Martin on Tuesday evening. The former professional and three-times winner of the Eastwood Open, organised the first of what he hopes will become a regular snooker tournament at BCI Snooker Centre in Bulwell. Thirteen players turned out, each paying just £5 for a chance to win the £45 first prize. Inevitably it was Martin himself who walked away with the money, beating Sam Haugh in the final.
All players who entered the tournament were given a handicap to even things out a little. Ten year old Thomas Coleman thoroughly enjoyed himself, particularly as he knocked out Eastwood Open semi-finalist Steve Butler in the first round. There were also good first round wins for Jonathan Mason and Toby Irons.
Mason and Martin Yah each took home £5 as losing semi-finalists and Haugh left with £20 in his back pocket as a reward for reaching the final. The final was played over one frame due to time constraints.
Sam Haugh 2-0 Mike Langdon
Thomas Coleman 2-1 Steve Butler
Jonathan Mason 2-1 John Bednall
Toby Irons 2-0 Malc Belshaw
Wayne Martin 2-0 Kwok Yip
Byes: Steve Coleman, Martin Yah, Shaun Parkinson
Haugh 2-0 T Coleman
Mason 2-1 Irons
Martin 2-1 S Coleman
Yah 2-1 Parkinson
Haugh 2-1 Mason
Martin 2-0 Yah
Martin 1-0 Haugh