Nottinghamshire Billiards and Snooker Association

Open Singles

The 2019-20 Championships

The full draw for the competition this year is shown below. The deadlines by which matches in each round must be completed are (updated July 23rd 2020):

If you have any issues in fulfilling your remaining fixtures please contact a committee member directly or email

For Round 1 the top player of each pair in the flow chart is the home player. For later rounds check the full draw below.

Full Draw

Players in bold are the home players in each round. These are allocated as the first player in Round 1 and by random draw thereafter.

Round 1
2 Wayne Martin vs Mick Garratt
10 James Robinson vs John Fountain
15 Adam Hussain vs Manfred Corbin
18 Keith Holgate vs Patrick Hort
23 Phil Minchin vs Richard Wheelhouse
31 Michael Sharp vs Terry Thompson
Round 2
33 Dan Norton vs Winner of match 2
34 Audie Miller vs Selina Dean
35 Andy Teale vs Chris Winter
36 David Casey vs Ben Monk
37 Allen Shaw vs John Fountain
38 Craig McMorran vs Dave Jobling
39 Nav Hussain vs Dan Moll
40 Winner of match 15 vs Alan Caulton
41 Jason Ashurst vs Winner of match 18
42 Cary Davies vs Piotr Machon
43 Shaun Parkinson vs Robert Garratt
44 Winner of match 23 vs Fred Mulheron
45 Steve Whitt vs Paul Bell
46 Wayne Smith vs Ben Cooper
47 Nick Sharp vs Kai Kong Tsang
48 Winner of match 31 vs Toby Bowley
Last 16
49 Winner of match 33 vs Winner of match 34
50 Winner of match 35 vs Winner of match 36
51 Winner of match 37 vs Winner of match 38
52 Winner of match 39 vs Winner of match 40
53 Winner of match 41 vs Winner of match 42
54 Winner of match 43 vs Winner of match 44
55 Winner of match 45 vs Winner of match 46
56 Winner of match 47 vs Winner of match 48
57 Winner of match 49 vs Winner of match 50
58 Winner of match 51 vs Winner of match 52
59 Winner of match 53 vs Winner of match 54
60 Winner of match 55 vs Winner of match 56
61 Winner of match 57 vs Winner of match 58
62 Winner of match 59 vs Winner of match 60

The 2018-19 Open Singles

Congratulations to Chris Winters, 2019 Open Singles Champion. Chris produced a solid performance, keeping Richard frozen out for much of the match.

Thanks to BCI snooker club, Bullwell, for hosting this final on the match table and thanks to Pete Ogburn for refereeing.

L-R: Chris Winter (2019 Open Singles Champion), Pete Ogburn and Richard Wheelhouse

Match Report

Frame 1: Chris Winter 60 – 19 Richard Wheelhouse

Chris to break. Rich plays a good safety but left with a thin clip on a red following Chris escape misses. Chris in first scores 15 but then a massive miscue. He leaves a thin red but rich jaws it. Chris takes a red but fails to get on a colour. Chris wins the safety battle and picks off another 14 points. Rich pull off a good safety trapping Chris behind the pink, which has made its way into the baulk area, but Chris escapes. Another safety battle ends with Chris picking out a long red. Another 13 to Chris and the remaining reds awkwardly placed Chris plays a good safety and the picks up another red to lead 46 – 4 with 67 on. Rich misses a red and Chris takes another 9 to lead 55 4 with 51 on. Rich picks up 7 points and now needs a snooker. He plays a great safety to baulk cushion and Chris plays a containing shot. Rich wins the safety battle scores 8 and lays a snooker behind the black. Chris plays a good escape. Rich s safety leaves the red as a thin cut to green pocket and Chris takes it and finishes the frame off.

Frame 2: Chris Winter 95 – 0 Richard Wheelhouse

Rich breaks and the reds are quite open. A safety battle follows. Rich misses a red leaving Chris in with a good chance around the pink. Chris breaks down unexpectedly on 28 but leave the white tight to the pack. Chris gets first chance at a red in the safety exchange that follows and pots a good brown in the middle pocket to get in again, this time making 39 in the end playing a good safety. Leading 67 nil with 59 on. A couple of shots later Chris picks out a good long red, colour and another long red to start a break of 28 to seal the frame.

Frame 3: Chris Winter 77 – 4 Richard Wheelhouse

Chris pots a red and lays a good snooker behind green. Rich escapes leaving a possible red to middle but bridging is awkward. Chris misses and rich plays a good attacking safety opening the reds wide. Chris picks out a good escape off one cushion, dropping to a red on the black cushion. In the following safety battle rich catches a red thick Chris gets in but both pink and black are congested with reds. He makes 14 before missing a cut to corner but the white is in baulk rich pots a good long red but leaves only a tough pink from under the side cush. He attempts it to middle but misses. Chris in with the reds open he makes 22 before missing a medium range red. Rich isn’t left anything easy though and misses a tricky red. Chris plays a containing safety and rich nails him to the baulk cush. Chris replies with an excellent thin clip on a red to get back to safety and a snooker behind yellow is a bonus. Rich plays cushion first to find a good contact on a red to bring the white back up to baulk. The safety exchange is really high quality. Eventually rich catches a red thick to push another over a black pocket. Chris makes 14 and plays another good safety. Rich misses a thin edge of a red in reply and Chris has the balls replaced. Rich gets it right this time and forces a mistake from Chris but he gets a fortunate cannon to make a pot on the red tough. Rich misses but a couple of shots later gets in with a good long red. He takes yellow and gets down to the reds but jaws the next ball. Chris leads 54 4. Chris steps in to make 23 and take the match.