Report 2012


The day started early and with quite a hard frost, as we got towards 10am it began to warm up a bit and when the first game took place it was pleasingly warm. Before the first game between the Handcross Rebels and the PIMPS took place the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Carol Eade, made a presentation to the Rebels captain, Barry Ray, who had first played in the championship 60 years ago in 1952.

Councillor Bob Lanzer, Leader of Crawley Borough Council accompanied the Mayor and during their visit they talked to many of the 16 teams taking part and also many of the spectators.

In the week running up to the Championship the weather forecast was all doom and gloom: cold, wet and overcast were just some of the predictions for Good Friday. This, I think, was one of the reasons for the low turn out of teams, having said that it was one of the best tournaments ever. All the championship games this year were played on the main ring as well as the final of the Golden Oldies, the Nina Cohen Trophy match, both team semi-finals, the Individual final and Team final

The Golden Oldies had 21 contestants and I would like to take this opportunity to thank David and Mike of the 49ers for both organising and refereeing the Golden Oldies. I would also like to thank all the players from other teams who refereed matches on the day and of course to Mol, the main tournament referee who spent most of the time looking after the main ring


The Mayor Councillor Carol Eade presents Barry Ray with
a memento of his 60th year playing at Tinsley Green

16 teams took part in this years Championship at Tinsley Green, inclueding 3 German teams Thueringer National team, Glickers and 1st MC Erzgebirge.

Team Championship 2012

First Round
Pimps 9 v Handcross Rebels 7
Thueringer National Mannschaft 8 v Charlwood Strikers 7
Rolling Drunk 8 v Virgins 7 Turners Hill Tolleymen 16
Second Round
2 in the Pink 2 v Black Dog 25
Johnson Jets 2 v Yorkshire Meds 32
Glickers 12 v Charlwood Rejects 7
1st MC Erzgebirge 28 v Barrel Scrapers Part 2 2
Turners Hill Tolleymen 4 v Handcross 49ers 22
Quarter Finals
Handcross 49ers 26 v Caterham Cowboys 10
PIMPS 9 v Black Dog 25
Yorkshire Meds 27 v Thueringer National Mannschaft 0
1st MC Erzgebirge 25 v Glickers 1
Semi Finals
Black Dog 9 v Handcross 49ers 25
1st MC Erzgebirge 25 v Yorkshire Meds 14
1st MC Erzgebirge 30 v Handcross 49ers 11

Individual Championship

Carmen Thueringer National Mannschaft 0
Gabbi Glickers 3
Fritz 1st MC Erzgebirge 1
Colin Black Dog 5
Robin Charlwood Rejects 2
Halim Yorkshire Meds 9k
Danny P Charlwood Strikers 0k
Chris Reigning Champion 15
Darren Handcross 49ers 14k
Jon Barrel Scrapers pt2 1
Andy S Caterham Cowboys 1
Barry Handcross Rebels 1
Capt Dick Rolling Drunk 0

Individual Winner Chris Pampel

Best Lady Player

Best Lady Player
Alison Handcross 49ers 11
Leila Yorkshire Meds 7
Gabbi Glickers 8
Tina Thueringer National Mannschaft 2
Carmen Thueringer National Mannschaft 2
Sophia Charlwood Rejects 0
Anna Rolling Drunk 0

Best Lady Alison Reimer


Team Winners 1st MC Erzgebirge
Runners – Up Handcross 49ers
Individual Winner Chris Pampel
Best Lady Player Alison Reimer
Golden Oldies Winner Colin Gardner

Team Winners 1st MC Erzgebirge


Runners Up Handcross 49ers


Golden oldies winner Colin Gardener


16 teams or 96 players
30 Tolleys were nose dropped
735 target marbles were used - 429 or 58% were knocked out
20 players were killed
35 players had no score and 13 players made double figures
Chris Pampel made the highest Break of the day with 23 marbles

The British Marbles Board of Control would like to thank

Jon Best and all the staff at The Greyhound * Jean and Ron Fox
Worthing Mind * Dick Streeter of Bonabrill
Mol, the main tournament referee * Dave and Mike of the 49ers
Broadwood Morris Men’s amazing Rory Foxley – Drawmaster
Reg King for keeping all the bits of paper in order

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