The Ernie Greenhalgh Lightning Championship for 2010 was a Grand Prix cycle of five, 9 round tournaments through the year, with a players best 3 scores deciding the title. Going into the last tournament, Patrick Cook and Jamie Brotheridge were the only 2 players in contention. Patrick had a slender 1 point lead with scores of 8½, 8½, and 8. Jamie, with 8½, 8, and 7½, could snatch the title with a 9/9 score, or share the title with 8½ if Patrick had an off night. He came agonizingly close after Patrick did indeed have an off night, scoring 6½. Jamie scored 8, conceding draws to Patrick! and Rod Jacobs to fall just ½ point short, so Patrick won the title and $75 book prize.
Michael Schreenan playing Chicken after a night on the boards
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The Ernie Greenhalgh Blitz Championship.
A Grand Prix cycle of five, 7 round tournaments throughout the year, with a player's best 3 scores deciding the title.
There is a $75 prize for the King or Queen of the clock!