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Keith Rhodes won the Letchworth May AC Handicap Tournament

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17 May 2012 (AC - Handicap)

Keith Rhodes won the Letchworth May AC Handicap Tournament

In spite of the necessary three hour time limit, with eight players playing five games over two days, only one game went to time. Brian Havill (18) was the star turn on Day One in warm and pleasant conditions, winning all three of his games quite emphatically. Unfortunately he wasn't free to play on the second day, so we'll never know what might have been.

Day Two was cooler but stayed dry, and by the final round three people were still in with a chance, having won three out of their four matches. Robin Barry (10) beat Quiller Barrett (9) +3 in a game that could have gone either way until the last turn, and Mike Bowser (3.5) was beaten by Keith Rhodes (6) +3 despite having taken an early lead.

That left Keith & Robin with four out of five wins but, as they hadn't played each other during the event, the decider came down to hoop difference with Keith Rhodes just making it by +29 to +19. It's a bit of an embarrassment winning in your home tournament, especially when you're also the manager, but results were checked and adjudged fair and proper!

Thanks to all those who helped before and during the tournament, and also to the groundteam for presenting the lawn in such a magnificent condition once again.

Full Results

Robin Barry beat Mike Bowser +8
Mike Hills beat David Haslam +6
Brian Havill beat Robert Staddon +18
Keith beat Quiller Barrett +16

Brian Havill beat Robin Barry +13
Keith Rhodes beat Mike Hills +23
Mike Bowser beat Robert Staddon +14
David Haslam beat Quiller Barrett +7

Mike Bowser beat Mike Hills +11
Robin Barry beat David Haslam +6
Brian Havill beat Keith Rhodes +22
Quiller Barrett beat Robert Staddon +21

Mike Bowser beat David Haslam +8
Quiller Barrett beat Mike Hills +23
Keith Rhodes beat Robert Staddon +9
Robin Barry beat David Mathews +15

Keith Rhodes beat Mike Bowser +3
Robin Barry beat Quiller Barrett +3
Robert Staddon beat Mike Hills +1t
David Haslam beat David Mathews +17


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