The County were today very saddened to hear of the passing away of Billy Livingstone a player from the 80s, Billy played 22 games for the County but was also a member of the irreplaceable Coventry M & B team that won virtually everything within the region during them halcyon days. We send deepest sympathies to all the family at this very sad time. RIP Billy.
The Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Monday January 23rd 2017 1pm @ Canley Crematorium Canley Coventry.
All welcome afterwards at the Barras Social Coventry St Coventry.
The ten times World Champion added a new script to the record books today when lifting the Winmau World Masters at the Lakeside. Trina along with Eric Bristow were the only two people to have won the respective events on five occasions but now re-writes history. The semi final saw her defeat Swedens Vicky Pruim by a 4-1 scoreline whilst her Final Opponent Deta Hedman was overcoming Maria O Brien of Devon. Trina raced into a 3-0 lead despite both players struggling to make their mark, Deta took leg 4 but Trina retained the three leg advantage, another win for Deta in leg six but Trina sat on 72 hit a single 5, single 17 and a magic Bullseye to take the crown she last won in 2005.
The mens event saw Jamie Hughes achieve a semi final spot but was then seen off 5-0 by the reigning Winmau master Glen Durrant. Durrant who is sponsored and managed by our partners at the Sportsman Management Company faced former Warwickshire and Coventry player Mark McGeeney, this final mirrored the Ladies with Durrant taking a 4-0 set lead but Mark hit back in set five before a short break where Glen hit back only for Mark to hang in there with last gasp finishing in next two sets. The Final set saw a finish of 146 followed by a 100 to crown him Champion again.
This year saw a tough field for our representatives with all struggling to get past the early rounds, Wendy Adams found doubles hard to come by and lost out in the first round whilst Mark Carter and Noel Grant progressed to the next round after good victories but then found tough opponents and departed the event. The Winmau Noel again found a tough opponent and left the event whilst our Youth Rep Laura Bowley completed two wins but then lost in the last 16 of the Girls Event. The Main stages of the Winmau then started with the last 32 line up in the Mens announced with Jamie Hughes taking on Gary Robson, whilst in the Ladies event we have Trina Gulliver in the Semi Finals taking on Vicky Pruim of Sweden.