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In July 2001, a group of British players travelled to Thailand to take part in a large tournament. These photographs appear with kind permission of Evan Simpson. They are large files but excellent quality.

Photograph courtesy of Evan Simpson

Photograph courtesy of Evan Simpson
Now THAT is what I call a tournament! In the second photo approximately one half of the total playing area is visible...

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Darryl Francis in action

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Mark Nyman vs. Nigel Richards --- probably the two best players in the world. The venue in which the event took place was named Hua Mark Stadium!

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Evan Simpson vs. Femi Awowade

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1st place went to New Zealand's Nigel Richards, 2nd to Australia's Paul Cleary and 3rd to Britain's Mark Nyman.

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Nigel Richards with his trophy

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One of the large boards used for displaying games in progress to the enormous crowd

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Terry Kirk, Evan Simpson, Mark Nyman

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It's a duck, apparently.

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Captain Kirk with his vessel

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Terry Kirk and Mark Nyman