The early evening action was at Aphro where Mark Mulvany won an old Challenge against Bill Fraser that was about to be time barred – and moved into the Top 10 of the Ladder for the first time as a result. Mark then saw off the Challenge of Ab’s Daoudi by 3-1 to keep his place. Well done, Mark.
All the action for the rest of the evening was at Everest which turned into something of a latter-day Battle of Stirling Bridge with Alex McMillan successfully taking on all comers and make a very significant dent in his backlog of Challenges. Four victories for Wallace’s spiritual successor. though against an American, a Canadian, a Malaysian and an Aussie rather than the Englishmen he would have preferred
The gathering leveraged a couple of other Challenges with Matt McGowan playing in both and moving up the Ladder nicely with a 3-2 comeback victory after being 2-0 down against Carl Cook, with the deciding frame seeing Matt running the table after a break that left a table minus balls and the rest perfectly evenly distributed across its length and breadth in a fashion seldom seen. Matt’s other Challenge was against that Canny Canuck, Bill Fraser, and saw him go down 3-2 in turn.
Finally, and in the Co-founders regular medal event, Keith Miller played slightly less badly than Mark Sims to keep his hands on the trophy for another month. And bragging rights.