Ian Johnson won the 2018 BCGBA Jack & Jean Isherwood Veterans Championship sponsored by Grocontinential after beating Tony Freeth 18 in the final on a quick Prees green. It was a close game until Ian went 16-11 up, before Tony hit back to lead 18-16. However Ian then ran out to take the ticket to the Champion of Champions. In the Semi Finals and Ian beat Patrick Moyles 14, holding off a comeback at 13-5 up when Patrick got back to 14 across. Tony defeated Cliff Johnson in his Semi Final, after he also resisted a fightback from 14-9 up before running out from 14-13 up. Ian had beaten Dave Singleton 17 in his Quarter Final, and Tony beat Dave Redfern 15. The other quarters saw Patrick get past Allan Parsons 18 and Cliff defeat Mike Leach 16 in a fine win.
Thanks to Steve Freer for the picture below.
Ian Johnson with County President Keith Andrews and fellow finalist Tony Freeth.