Six players (5 from all corners of Germany, plus yours truly) came together under glorious blue skies at the weekend, at a golfing club just outside Mannheim, for the third running of the Sud-West Deutsches Open Meisterschaft.
The lawns were the customary golf-club gang-mown variety, and although slow, were eminently playable. Hospitality was cordial with plenty of food, beer and even water(?!) for when the autumn sunshine took it's toll (temperatures of 24C).
The winner was the organiser/manager Bruno Hess who took home 4 bottles of local Riesling (trocken of course!), and who won all of his 5 games, although by progressively lower margins. Second (and taking home 3 bottles) was Kevin Garrad (4/5) with Alexander Kirsten from Leipzig in third place (3/5).
My thanks to the Deutsches Krokett Bond for organising a fine tournament. It's just a pity that there weren't more players.
Bruno Hess beat Hans Felber +24
Alexander Kirsten beat Michael Scholl +14 (t)
Kevin Garrad beat Wolfgang Usbeck + 7
Bruno Hess beat Kevin Garrad +19
Hans Felber beat Michael Scholl + 5
Alexander Kirsten beat Wolfgang
Usbeck + 1 on time
Bruno Hess beat Michael Scholl +18
Wolfgang Usbeck beat Hans Felber +9
Kevin Garrad beat Alexander Kirsten +14
Bruno Hess beat Alexander Kirsten +10 (t)
Kevin Garrad beat Hans Felber +19
Wolfgang Usbeck beat Michael Scholl +20
Bruno Hess beat Wolfgang Usbeck +6
Alexander Kirsten beat Hans Felber +7
Kevin Garrad beat Michael Scholl +24
1. Bruno Hess 5 wins
2. Kevin Garrad 4 wins
3. Alexander Kirsten 3 wins
4. Wolfgang Usbeck 2 wins
5. Hans Felber 1 win
6. Michael Scholl