Sidmouth Annual June Tournament started with 2 days of Handicap Play followed by 3 days of Level Advanced Play. We were very fortunate to have the Tournament fully subscribed and a waiting list.
The Handicap event was played to an Egyptian format. At the end of the first day Colin Hemming (Colchester CC) was in the lead followed by Georgeen Hemming (Colchester CC) and Andrew Thomas and Julie Horsley (both from Sidmouth CC). The next day Andrew beat Julie and Colin beat Georgeen effectively making the afternoon game a final between Colin and Andrew which Andrew narrowly won +2t. In the meantime the Chairman of the CA, Brian Shorney had crept up with 2 wins to take joint 2nd place with Colin.
The Class Event started on the Friday and on the first day saw Roger Mills (Sidmouth/Budleigh Salterton CC's) claim 2 scalps - Dave Kibble and Dave Mundy but was then beaten + 26 by Keith Ross.
The winner of Block A for the Challenge Cup was Richard Wood ( Sidmouth CC) with 5/6 wins, runner -up was Dave Kibble (Bristol CC) with 4/6.
Block B for the David Rawkins Cup was won by Nigel Amos (Budleigh Salterton CC) with 5/6 wins
3 Sidmouth players tied for 2nd place with Philip Harris, Andrew Thomas and Colin Walls all the 4/6
Block C for the Fortfield Cup was won by Georgeen Hemming with 6/6 wins runner-up was Ian Friedlander (Sidmouth CC) with 5/6.
Many of the players attended a Tournament Dinner at the Bedford Hotel, where Andrew Thomas was able to celebrate his birthday with fellow players.