December 27th 2001
The Millennium Venue
11 players
Two Groups
ONE PRIZE

This is the story of Session Winter 2001.
The Pictures, The Pain, The Passion, The Glory.
For the first time there were two qualifying groups, but only the top two from each would make it to the two legged semi finals.
Who would have the nerve?
This is the story of possibly the most exciting session in it's 10 year history
Session Winter 2001 will be remembered for a number of firsts.
For the first time there were two qualifying groups, A record number of players taking part and for the first time ever the draw for the two groups was held live on the internet.

It was clear straight after the draw had been made that there were going to be some big games from the off. In the original draw there were 15 players. 4 were to drop out but it still left the groups more than interesting. The revised draw finally being:-
GROUP A

Rob Dowd
Ashley Pettitt
David Brown
Jon Marsh
Darren Pardoe

GROUP B

Matt Perry
Neil Davidson
Andy Williams
Steve Berry
Tim Willis
Dan Sawyer
The draw was done, the players knew what would be needed. Already the eye catching ties were being talked about. But with more players than ever it was going to take something special  to get out of these groups.

The early odds read as follows:-
Darren Pardoe/Andy Williams   3/1 (joint fav)
David Brown   5/1
Dan Sawyer   6/1
Steve Berry   8/1
Neil Davidson/Ashley Pettitt/Tim Willis/Jon Marsh   10/1
Matt Perry   12/1
Rob Dowd   50/1

But would the bookies be right, click on the links to see what
happened next.................