Hamptworth Super-B-Level Tournament Results
Winner of lower section, by handicap: David Kendrick.
Winner of higher section: John Bee
This year Hamptworth doubled the number of lawns to four. While the new lawns are not fully bedded down - they are playing a little slow - they soon will be. Then this superb club, between Salisbury and Southampton, will be able to hold some seriously good tournaments.
This 'Super-B' attracted fourteen players, with a broad range of handicaps from -0.5 to +9. For this reason the manager decided the most appropriate format would be an Egyptian. This means that the number of 'points' won or lost varies depending upon the quality of opponent.
This can sometimes result in some strange looking results, as it did here, with David Kendrick (hcap 3) winning 4/5 and gaining 21 points beating Nigel Polhill (5/5 and +14) - not that Nigel seemed to mind at all; in fact, he joined in universal praise of David, who played consistently well all weekend and will soon surely be heading for a handicap nearer to scratch.
At the other end of the ability range, John Bee won 4/4 and clocked +18. So, David & John both collected prizes.
It was good to see Anthony Dix and Chris Crowcroft each reserving one of their rare appearances for this tournament, though both were rusty. Roy Edwards just wanted his back to survive the weekend, so he succeeded in his own private challenge.
A special mention needs to be made of the fast-improving Alan Edwards, who was delighted to complete his first ever TP. There will be many more.