Today the first match of the 2018 Tournament was played. Jeff Evans, one of the stars of the show and a former multiple Champion, played Paul Nicholson, a former losing finalist, before an enthusiastic crowd (Alyson and Greg). Paul began well and was able to add to his considerable handicap advantage to go well ahead.
Jeff pegged him back, and the contest became much closer, but Paul remained ahead with the last three colours on the table. He potted a difficult blue but also lost his white. Jeff cleared up to win. As he often does ! So Group C is up and running.