16.09.2008 Alter: 10 Jahre
13.-15.09.2008 - Japan Open Championship
Great tournament on super fast "astroturf"
Hopes of an all England final quickly evaporated when Sinichi beat Bretherton +23 in round 1 on the super fast "astroturf". His run continued on the grass with a close +3 dispatch of holder and eleven times champion, Yamada.
In the semis Salisbury squeezed through the first of a best-of-three against Oshida +1 on time but won the second comprehensively, +25. He dropped the first in the final against Moriyama but crept through -12, +1, +5.
In the plate Yamada completed the first ever tournament triple on Japanese soil, +26tp against Nishiyama.
Competitors photo - http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~earl/group1.jpg
Sinichi Abe beat Russell Bretherton +23
Yamada Toshio beat Shouzou Nishiyama +26
Sinichi Abe beat Masaaki Yamada +3
Koji Moriyama beat Yamada Toshio +23
Paul Salisbury beat Kazuo Kushida +16
Satoru Oshida beat Toru Takano +4
Koji Moriyama beat Sinichi Abe +17
Sinichi Abe beat Koji Moriyama +1
Koji Moriyama beat Sinichi Abe +4
Paul Salisbury beat Satoru Oshida +1
Paul Salisbury beat Satoru Oshida +25
Sinichi Abe beat Satoru Oshida +6
Satoru Oshida beat Sinichi Abe +10
Sinichi Abe beat Satoru Oshida +3
Koji Moriyama beat Paul Salisbury +12
Paul Salisbury beat Koji Moriyama +1
Paul Salisbury beat Koji Moriyama +5
Japan Open winner - Paul Salisbury.
Masaaki Yamada beat Yamada Toshio +22
Russell Bretherton beat Shouzou Nishiyama +8
Kazuo Kushida beat Atuo Tanaka +12
Masaaki Yamada beat Russell Bretherton +8
Atuo Tanaka beat Shouzou Nishiyama +13
Kazuo Kushida beat Yamada Toshio +14
Masaaki Yamada beat Shouzou Nishiyama +26 TP
Yamada Toshio beat Russell Bretherton +5
Shouzou Nishiyama beat Kazuo Kushida +2
Plate winner - Masaaki Yamada