Nick Steiner won the Colchester Spring Weekend Handicap
Nick Steiner won the Colchester Spring Weekend Handicap, with Jonathan Toye coming second and MIke Bowser third.
The event was oversubscribed and an unusually strong field of 16 players enjoyed the lush green of the
splendidly maintained Colchester lawns, these benefiting from the new irrigation system. The players included five with handicaps of 2.5 or less with the highest on 16. Some well balanced contests emerged and at the end
of the first day it was Jonathan Toye and Nick Steiner sharing the lead, each with 2 wins from 2 Other competitors not far behind were Neil Chalmers, Terrey Sparks and Colin Hemming.
And so day two started with more sunshine and more quality play from Nick and Jonathan. Mike Bowser came strong and enjoyed third place and with the prospect of games against the two leaders in the offing but his challenge
was impaired when Colin Hemming put a spoke in the works.. As more of the challengers fell by the wayside it was Nick Steiner who led at the start of the final day, and still unbeaten after 5 games. Jonathan Toye showed his
mettle but had succumbed to Nick leaving him second and Mike Bowser third. The final day started with Nick ending Mike's challenge and then winning his final math against Terry Mahoney. Seven out of seven!! Jonathan Toye lost
his final match to Mike Bowser.