|Winner||Roger Goram (Chartham Hatch) now 11||Runner up||David Tester (Medway) 9|
Sunny Ramsgate, with intermittent tropical downpours, four immaculate lush lawns, a friendly Dog and bubbly Mary Currie to fuss, superb food with Bread pudding for breakfast, were all thoroughly enjoyed by a varied and talented assortment of players over the weekend of 7th. 8th. July.
The very flat lawns, with a generous grass covering, provided a spectacular surface that actually played a part in the movement of the ball and were not completely superfluous to it, as seems the modern trend. These fellows do seem to have it just about right!
Evergreen Dennis Shaw, hails from The Compton Club was a founder member of Ramsgate back in 18?? when ever it was, was the impartial CA referee. The exception was the one occasion that I called him when he accepted a fiver and still ruled against me! (When is the next referees course). He also presented the trophy to Roger Goram and shield to runner up David Tester. Both players won five matches but the champ topped David in the last match by four. Roger's inevitable loss of a bisque was greeted with thunderous applause from the assembled company, especially the player that he whitewashed!
HANDICAP CHANGES: Ron Welch (Ramsgate) now 4 and a half. Keith Noble (High Wycombe) now 4 and a half.