There is only one week to go before the first of The Eights begins.
There follows a summary of selections so far and below this message are the original rules.
President's Cup: Fulford 19, Bamford 6, Death 3, Maugham 2, Mulliner 2, Aiton 1, Beijderwellen 1 (Duckworth 0)
Chairman's Salver: Evans 11, Patel 10, Lines 5, Dawson 4, Lemon 2, Tudor 2 (Goacher & Magee 0)
Spencer Ell Cup: Nick 11, Williams 7, Jenkins 4, Tuttiett 3, Guest 2, Mundy 3, Burnett 1 (Ashwell 0)
Treasurer's Tankard: Kibble 13, Butler 9, Trimmer 4, Morrow 3, Vincent 2, Lewis 1 (Bradforth & Rannie 0)
Selectors' Weekend: Woolnough 8, Gee 7, French 4, Castell 3, D Knapp 3, Jones 3, Hawkins 2, Smith 2, Fisk 1, Hills 1 (Griffiths, Hamilton, M Knapp, Stephenson, Thompson & Town 0)
The reason for the numbers not tallying is that Messrs Lines, Brown, Beck, Ashwell and Wilkins selected one or more of Brown and Ashwell, neither of whom are any longer playing in their originally designated event. These five chaps might like to reconsider their selections.
What have the following in common: Lewis Palmer, Dave Kibble, Peter Taylor, Chris Patmore, Nick Harris and Ian Plummer? Answer: they are the six winners so far of the annual Eights Predictions Competition.
I shall again be sending to this year's winner a bottle of James Tuttiett's excellent Northbrook Springs Brut - or a case of six if the winner gets all five predictions exactly correct. (James, if you win then I shall substitute it for a good claret ....)
Here is what you have to do:
Kevin Carter [kevin#profundus.co.uk]