REGIONAL GRAND MASTERS, CANNOCK
5th & 6th May 2007
East Win Regional Grand Masters Tournament at Cannock
East recovered from their surprise annihilation of 2006 to regain the title that they have won for four of the event's five years. After a 4-1 win over North, East were able to get the better of old rivals South in the afternoon with an emphatic 3-0 victory. A less convincing 2-0 win over West first thing on Sunday morning virtually clinched the title but their 100% record was ruined by a spirited performance by Midlands who took an early lead and held on to win by that single goal. This left South needing a big win against North in the final game but North, who had not won any of the three previous games, proved how little there now is between any of the five teams and finished the tournament with a with a 1-0 win which was against the odds but very much deserved. This defeat for South left Midlands as runners-up on goal difference and West, who were unable to recapture their form of 2006, finished fourth ahead of North.