Nottingham player in Opens Final

Paddy Chapman and James Death played each other for a place in the final of the AC Open Championship, to play the winner of Robert Fulford and Jamie Burch. James beat Reg Bamford in a best of three quarter-final; Paddy got through against David Maugham.

In the semis, Paddy and Robert both won in two games.  In the final, Robert FUlford also won in two games to take the title for the record 11th time.

Ian Vincent qualified for the main knock-out for the first time since the qualification system started, but lost in the first round to Stephen Mulliner.