No shocks in this Round! All the top names managed through the dreaded preliminary.
Newcomer, Michael Stevenson, played a great game against John Hagen, before losing out by just 4 shots.
Once again no major shocks, except for myself, but unfortunately for me, I came up against Tommy Docherty who on the night had the game sewn up early on! I guess it must be next year I will be Champ? I wish!!!
This Round saw last years runner-up Jim Crawford knocked out, losing heavily to former Champion, John Kane.Senior Champion,Archie Forbes also took a tumble as did one of my tips for the favourites for the title, Joda Reid
Several tough ties to call in the quarter-finals, especially the tie between John Hagen and Rodger Lynn, which should be close, Andy Kearns against Tommy Docherty should also be close. My Prediction? Hagen v Kearns,
Duffy v Kane in the semi-finals
Well! My predictions were well out! Only one correct. Willie Reid provided the biggest surprise result, defeating former Champ, John Kane. Rodger Lynn destroyed John Hagen by 21 shots to 3 ,They are joined in the Semi-finals by Tommy Docherty and Terry Duffy. My Prediction? I aint making one!!!