Thread subject: SPA Ladies Section - scottishladiespool.com :: Ladies Grand Prix Pool Series 2010, Cardiff
Posted by Claire on 21-01-2010 11:05
Please find below the confirmed dates for the 2010 Ladies Grand Prix which should, pending confirmation of sponsorship, be in the Rileys, City Road, Cardiff again. Last year was a great success with a fantastic standard and various winners showing the depth of talent. I have e-mailed every female player i have an address for however can players and area reps pass on the information please? This is easily the best match practice available to women in Wales at the moment and up there with the best in the UK which is why there are players confirmed again from Scotland, England and Wales.
Event 1 - 27th February
Event 2 - 22nd May
Event 3 - 31st July
Event 4 - 16th October
The cost is £80 for the all four events with 50% due by the 1st event, balance by the 2nd. Players can enter on the day but the cost is £30 per event to encourage committment.
Any questions just get in touch and please actively pass on the details to any female players as it can only do good for their game.
Posted by Claire on 21-01-2010 11:06
It's even on Twitter man, down with the kids or what lol!
Posted by Elaine on 21-01-2010 11:42
and you can twitter from yer mobile too :D
Quality man - Dempster's moving into the technology market!! :-)
Posted by Claire on 21-01-2010 11:56
I know mad eh! What's this mobile malarky, how dya do that like? I've got free internet on ma mob but dunno how to do facebook or twitterey type stuff! C'mon geek, sort me out man!x
Posted by Elaine on 21-01-2010 14:19
What kinda phone you got again??
Posted by Claire on 21-01-2010 14:50
The Ericsson one with 8mp camera, not sure of the name?
Posted by Elaine on 21-01-2010 15:05
Posted by Elaine on 21-01-2010 15:12
Here you go - one of the "tweets" there shows you how to get facebook and twitter apps (along with a few other games and apps as well). :D
Posted by Claire on 04-02-2010 12:21
Any more names coming in, 1st event's 3 weeks on Saturday?
Kate Rooney - tbc
Yvonne Spendlove - tbc
Gilda….? - tbc
Attending individual events when possible
Posted by Steenie on 04-02-2010 17:10
Trudge is so good she is in twice :)
Julia's surname is Betteridge and Gilda is Horvarth innit.
Posted by Claire on 05-02-2010 10:15
Lol, so she is! Julia, Gilda & Kate all woosed out so dunt matter, hmmmph!
Posted by Claire on 01-03-2010 12:41
Just a quick run down of the 1st event for you all, lots of tough matches and as high a standard as ever. More "newbies" too with Laura Pearce and Sally Daniels from Wales as well as Becky Lecky, Paj and Julia all from England which is great. The 2nd event has had to be moved as the English have changed their tour dates so we would have lost all of them. It will now be on Saturday 12th June, can everyone please check this will be ok for them as it's extemely difficult to please everyone?
Lucy Williams 2 v 6 Kylie Thomas
Sarah Trudget 6 v 4 Jo Rowland
Becky Lecky 3 v 6 Amanda Watson
Kirsty Davies 6 v 5 Mandy Palmer
Kylie Thomas 3 v 6 Trudge
Amanda Watson 4 v 6 Kirsty Davies
Trudge 2 v 7 Kirsty
Paj beat Laura Griffiths
Claire beat Kat Claber
Claire beat laura 4-0
Well done all involved, you can see an improvement in some of the less experienced players which is great. Big well done to Kirsty coming through some top talent - Jenny Leavens - Mandy Palmer - Amanda Watson - Trudge.
Thanks to all who attended.
Posted by Claire on 01-03-2010 14:55
Please note that due to the English mob changing their Tour dates, the 2nd Event of this series is now on the 12th June. The English girls are supporting the events massively so had to change to accomodate. The remaining dates therefore are:
Event 2 - 12th June
Event 3 - 31st July
Event 4 - 16th October
Posted by Steenie on 01-03-2010 19:34
I'll change it on the calendar man.
Posted by Claire on 02-03-2010 09:18
Cheers Steenie x
Posted by Claire on 13-03-2010 15:57
Just a quick note to remind you of the date for the 2nd event, get the diaries/phones out please and get it booked in. I have been in touch with Charlie Ruddy who is working on developing pool in the north west regions of England (i think that's right) and he has 3 girls interested in coming down who i believe are com...pletely new to the pool scene so that'll be brilliant! Charlie has also contacted other development people including Greater Manchester so fingers crossed - woo hoo!
Can the Scottish girls and any other "occassionals" please start checking out transport now to see if maybe you can come down? It would be great to get a real good show, especially with new lassies coming down.
Posted by Claire on 05-05-2010 15:40
Woo hoo, 2nd event and the party are gonna be crackin, got car loads coming from England confirmed and looking for digs and lots of interest from Scotland which will hopefully materialise into a good number - roll on 12th June! :D
Posted by yvonne on 09-05-2010 11:54
Fingers crossed I can make this one, depends on foot operation.
Posted by ShonaL on 11-05-2010 09:46
I'l fingers crossed ya, you cant make it missy. A week after your operation and your planning galavanting around Wales! Well, if you want to go its a wheelchair for you missy... OK????
Edited by ShonaL on 11-05-2010 09:48
Posted by Claire on 11-05-2010 11:27
Lmao i don't think she had the date through when she posted that Shona but you never know lol! You gonna FINALLY come to an event then or what?x
Posted by Claire on 28-05-2010 11:35
Donna M Davies
Sharon Davies Dawn Covill
Can’t make it
Donna Davies (nana)
Posted by Claire on 14-06-2010 20:06
Brief rundown of the results from Event 2:-
Main event Quarter finals - Mandy Palmer beat Denise Laing,Jo Rowland beat Felicity Rees, Kirsty Davies beat Elaine Campbell and Sarah Trudget beat Claire Dempster.
Semi finals - Mandy Beat Jo Rowlands 6-2, Sarah Trudget beat Kirsty Davies 6-3,
Final - Sarah Trudget beat Mandy Palmer 6-5.
Plate event event semi finals Sonia Tingley beat Eddie Lewis and Sally Daniels beat Wendy Wignal.
Plate Final Sonia Tingley beat Sally Daniels 4-0
The day went really well and the turnout was great, delighted to have had some of my Scotland team mates down.
Party at night was a success too with a good night had by all, restricted a bit due to the football but went as well as i could hope. Still collecting money in but after paying for everything i reckon we raised over £500 which is pretty good for a Scotland Team fundraiser in Wales lol! Huge thank you to all the help from Elaine, Katie and our fabulous compere Denise who were all shattered after a long day. Big thank you also to all of the English lassies for their ongoing support of the event and for coming on the NAUGHTY WORD!
with us at night lol, i had a great time! Thanks again to all of the sponsors of the entries and to Jenny's Snacks, Jackies Cards, Pennies Pool Hall, Cue Here, Goudie Builders (Steenie), Donnie McLeod and Taste of Cornwall. (Donna Davies).
Any feedback, flashbacks or embarrassing moments then please share lol!
Posted by Steenie on 14-06-2010 22:47
Well done man, good amount of dosh raised
Still very cheesed that i missed it :@
Posted by Elaine on 15-06-2010 18:22
I think the telling moment from the weekend was when Sonia very kindly went and got food after the pub shut and left Claire and I in the flat catching up and going to have a can of beer waiting on her coming back. She appeared back all of about 10 minutes later to find both of us cowped, dead to the world :zzz: on a couch each :D
In our defence it was VERY late it must have been nearly 1am :S:
To say it was a long day was putting it mildly lol However, it was nice to catch up with everyone again and i thoroughly enjoyed my weekend
Posted by Claire on 01-08-2010 10:49
Saturday the 31st July saw the 3rd Event of this year's Ladies Grand Prix Series in Cardiff and once again the standard was extremely high. The draw was a bit of a killer for some of us and you can see the standard when you look at the names contesting the plate!
Julia Betteridge 2 6 Kirsty Davies
Laura Pearce 6 3 Kat Claber
Becky Lecky 1 6 Jo Rowlands
Pam Jones 6 3 Louise Butler
Sarah Trudget 6 4 Kylie Thomas
Laura Griffiths 3 6 Andrea Reid
Mandy Palmer 6 3 Lucy Williams
Claire Dempster 6 3 Amanda Watson
Kirsty Davies 6 3 Laura Pearce
Jo Rowlands 6 3 Pam Jones
Sarah Trudget 6 0 Andrea Reid
Claire Dempster 6 2 Mandy Palmer
Kirsty Davies 6 2 Jo Rowlands
Sarah Trudget 6 4 Claire Dempster
Kirsty Davies 7 5 Sarah Trudget
A huge well done to wee Kirsty who when she screws the nut always seems to find a gear, proven by her consistency in most events she enters - and she only turns 18 next week!
The plate event saw some good ties too and with such a high standard is still a big ask.
Prelims saw Michelle Jackson beat Sally Davies, Ann Khan beat Eddie Lewis and Sonia Tingley beat Steenie Goudie.
Lucy Williams beat Michelle Jackson
Felicity Rees beat Ann Khan
Kylie Thomas beat Jenny Leavens
Sonia Tingley beat Laura Griffiths
Lucy beat Felicity
Kylie beat Sonia
Kylie & Lucy split the pot rather than playing the final.
Great day, another good turn out and as always spoiled by the Rileys staff, 16th October for the fourth and final event - seems like AGES!!!
Posted by Claire on 19-10-2010 16:58
Just a quick note to say thank you to all of the players who entered the Grand Prix Series this year. It's been a fantastic standard and whilst the little-upstart Kirsty dominated the results a bit, there has been visible progress with many of the girls and solid match practice all round. I am looking into dates now for next year so if anyone wants to influence these in any way can they please let me know asap.
The final event saw once again some great pool and tough matches and whilst i'm biased, i was particularly proud to see Sonia Tingley get herself into the semi finals, she always battles away but her confidence lately has really come in to its own. I can't write the full rundown, possibly due to my being tipsy but i'll deny it in public, however:-
Amanda Watson 0 Kirsty Davies 6
Sonia Tingley 4 Claire Dempster 6
Kirsty Davies and Claire split it and I think played best of 3 and I think Kirsty won 2-0 but again I couldn't swear by it lol!