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Nigel Polhill won the Tompkinson Shield

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14 Aug 2011 (AC)

Tompkinson Shield 2011
Edgbaston 13-14 August

Nigel Polhill won the Tompkinson Shield at Edgbaston with a 100% record. Paul Swaffield was runner-up. Sadly there was not time for the traditional best-of-2 play-off. Carol Smith gained the most HCPs (apart from Nigel). Conditions were much trickier than last year, with the lawns a variegated green and brown. This led to 25% fewer games, and no TPs (last year: 7). There were many close games.
In upside-down land, the Mangler did produce a final, as Henry Fellows condemned Sean Sheridan to the Wooden Spoon. Sean was certainly not outclassed, and would have won at least one game with better tactics. Sean was presented with a courgette which Cyril Fletcher would have appreciated. This takes me back to my first away CA event, a Wrest Park handicap tournament in 1984, when Tom Anderson presented Janet Assheton with a pair of cabbages.

Winner Nigel Polhill 6/6
Runner-up Paul Swaffield 4/5
3rd= Martin Gr. Brown 3/5
Andrew Gregory 3/5
Jerry Guest 3/5
Nick Hyne 3/5
Carol Smith 3/5

Saturday

Nigel Polhill beat Gary Bennett +4
Ian Parkinson beat Kevin Carter +2
Martin Granger Brown beat Andrew Gregory +7
Nick Hyne beat Robbie Dodds +17
Carol Smith beat Sean Sheridan +20
Paul Swaffield beat Henry Fellows +5
Jerry Guest beat Sean Sheridan +19
Nick Hyne beat Carol Smith +10
Robbie Dodds beat Henry Fellows +14
Paul Swaffield beat Ian Parkinson +23
Kevin Carter beat Gary Bennett +4
Nigel Polhill beat Martin Granger Brown +10
Andrew Gregory beat Sean Sheridan +11
Kevin Carter beat Jerry Guest +23
Gary Bennett beat Ian Parkinson +14
Paul Swaffield beat Nick Hyne +16
Carol Smith beat Henry Fellows +6
Andrew Gregory beat Robbie Dodds +24
Martin Granger Brown beat Sean Sheridan +2
Nigel Polhill beat Kevin Carter +11
Jerry Guest beat Gary Bennett +3

Sunday

Nigel Polhill beat Paul Swaffield +17
Jerry Guest beat Carol Smith +7
Martin Granger Brown beat Nick Hyne +16
Andrew Gregory beat Kevin Carter +14
Robbie Dodds beat Ian Parkinson +25
Gary Bennett beat Sean Sheridan +13
Ian Parkinson beat Henry Fellows +22
Robbie Dodds beat Gary Bennett +11
Kevin Carter beat Sean Sheridan +7
Nigel Polhill beat Jerry Guest +15
Paul Swaffield beat Andrew Gregory +16
Carol Smith beat Martin Granger Brown +13
Nick Hyne beat Gary Bennett +5
Henry Fellows beat Sean Sheridan +9
Nigel Polhill beat Robbie Dodds +14



 

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