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Jonathan Mathers - APN National Champion 2007

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Date: Monday, October 15 2007 @ 14:10:50 UTC
Topic: APN



2007 APN National Championships
Rileys American Pool and Snooker - Solihull
Hobs Moat Road
SOLIHULL
West Midlands
B92 8JN
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Sunday 14 October 2007


2007 APN National Champion Jonathan Mathers in action during the final in Solihull.

Nothing else Mathers as Jonathan lasts the distance.

The superb Rileys Solihull club was the outstanding venue for the final APN National Tournament and naturally the free entry event with a whopping £1,500 prize fund was well attended as expected.

It was a superb day of action but the cream rose to the top as reliably as the sun rises in the sky, and after a very long day of battle, Jonathan Mathers and Craig Osborne were the two stratospheric finalists doing battle into the small hours.

Both players showed signs of fatigue that would be affecting their game and concentration, but this is the stuff that sorts the men from the boys, and these two know the score as well as any other seasoned pool player.

The final was a close affair that could have gone either way as the scores of these two top handicapped players rose "neck and neck", until towards the end of the match the most lengthy run of sheer bad luck (or poor play) rode roughshod over Osborne's fortunes as he repeatedly snookered himself shot after shot after shot.

His frustration was clear to see as he thumped the table with his fist as yet another unbelievable "self hook" materialises as the balls slow to a stop after his latest shot.

Mathers didn't need chances like that, but he wasn't going to waste them either, as he meticulously planned and methodically executed each shot, skillfully maintaining his emotions and concentration to take the title of APN National Champion 2007.

"Read more" for the details.

The prize money was awardeded as follows: winner £600, runner up £300, semi-finalists £150, and quarter-finalists £75.


2007 APN National quarter-finalist Brian Craig congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National quarter-finalist Chun Hao Man congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National quarter-finalist Martin Correia congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National quarter-finalist Colin Rennison congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National semi-finalist Philip Burford congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National semi-finalist Matthew Norrey congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National runner-up Craig Osborne congratulated by TD Chris Billings.



2007 APN National winner Jonathan Mathers with Tournament Director Chris Billings.



THE STATS




THE ENTRANTS

JONATHAN MATHERS 7
CRAIG OSBOURNE 7
MATTHEW NORREY 1
PHIL BURFORD 7
MARTIN CORREIA 7
COLIN RENNISON 5
CHUN HAO MAN 4
BRIAN CRAIG 4
MARK COLLINS 3
PHIL MORGAN 6
MATHREW LAWRENSON 7
STUART COLCLOUGH 7
PAUL TOZER 4
JIM O'HARE 5
NEIL JENKINS 6
Brad Parker 7
TASH 6
Nelio Andrade 4
JON CHALMERS 3
RAJIV SAKARIA 4
FAISAL QUADEER 3
CRAIG HIRST 4
ALAN MILLERSHIP 7
DENNIS TANG 4
MIKE BURKE 5
AJIT MISTRY 5
ASLUM ABUBAKER 5
MIKE RODGERS 7
JAMES INGLIS 5
BRETT ARMER 6
ASH MEMON 5
JASON LAWERENCE 3
STUART MILLER 4
Paul Talbot 3
ADRIAN CUMISKEY 5
MIKE STANLEY 4
LAURO CATAPANG 5
Jamie White 2
PETE BARKER 3
CHRIS KELLY 1
CHRIS RAVEN 3
MORGAN LOCKERYEAR 0
GRAHAM WEST 5
RAMON NAVARRO 4
JAMES COURT 4
MATT GWYNNE 1
Martin Lee 5
ELIO LARANGINHA 3
LARRY HINRICHS 4
SAM LUI 4
KEIRON CLARKE 6
TOM WOOLSTENCROFT 4
ADAM JACKSON 6
SHAUN TIDDEMAN 2
ROSS PILKINTON 5
DAN LIM 4
PETER PRZEDNOWEK 3
GEOFF EDGE 4
PAT CLEARY 1
GRAHAM NEALE 3
Steve Heron 3



2007 RILEYS SOLIHULL

9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE SEMI FINALS

Philip Burford (7)

9 : 4

(7) Bradley Parker

Brian Craig (4)

9 : 7

(6) Neil Jenkins

Craig Osborne (7)

9 : 4

(5) Jim O'Hare

Chun Hao Man (4)

9 : 2

(4) Paul Tozer

Colin Rennison (5)

9 : 6

(7) Stuart Colclough

Jonathan Mathers (7)

9 : 3

(7) Mathew Lawrenson

Martin Correia (7)

9 : 6

(6) Phil Morgan

Matthew Norrey (1)

9 : 8

(3) Mark Collins




2007 RILEYS SOLIHULL

9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE QUARTER FINALS

Philip Burford (7)

9 : 6

(4) Brian Craig

Craig Osborne (7)

9 : 4

(4) Chun Hao Man

Jonathan Mathers (7)

9 : 6

(5) Colin Rennison

Matthew Norrey (1)

9 : 6

(7) Martin Correia




2007 RILEYS SOLIHULL

9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE SEMI FINALS

Craig Osborne (7)

9 : 5

(7) Philip Burford

Jonathan Mathers (7)

9 : 7

(1) Matthew Norrey




2007 RILEYS SOLIHULL

9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE FINAL

Jonathan Mathers (7)

9 : 6

(7) Craig Osborne




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