(Photo: Dave Kibble)by Dave Kibble at Compton
George Noble won every game he played and so won in the COWhorn advanced punning weekend - the eponymous Compton Open Weekend trophy is a brass post horn.
Ian Vincent won the COW Bell for the Swiss consolation event, a hoop supporting a cow bell that has a Swiss mountain scene printed on it. Ian also won the COW Pat, for the person who lost to the person who lost to the person who lost to the person who lost to the winner, which is a butter pat with a miniature cow playing croquet upon it. This is the first double win.
At lunch on Sunday, Nigel Polhill with 4 triples was in prime position for the peeling prize - the Ace Peeler helmet, a prize now resurrected as a policeman's (Peeler's) helmet with the Roy Wallis Ace Peeler cartoon as a badge (description not suitable for publication!). However, in his final two games, Dave Kibble completed a sextuple, followed by a TPO to take the prize.
The weather was amazingly sunny and dry for the whole weekend, despite heavy rain at another sporting competition taking place just up the road (the Olympics).
Manager Roger Wood made up the numbers in the first round by playing #1 seed Stephen Mulliner to avoid any lack of play, however he had a purple patch and completed one of his few triples in that game and continued winning right through to the final where his run came to an end and in doing so qualified for a CA Silver Medal.
Winner: Ian Vincent (3/5) - (having beaten both Louise Bradforth and Greg Wicksteed).
(3/5) Louise Bradforth, Greg Wicksteed
(4/7) Jonathan Lamb, Nigel Polhill
(3/6) Dave Kibble, Craig Oakley
(2/4) Stephen Mulliner
(3/8) Paul Castell
(2/7) Alex Jardine
(1/4) Strat Liddiard
(1/6) Peter Moore
Ace peeler: Dave Kibble
COWpat: Ian Vincent
S1 Stephen Mulliner beat Paul Castell +9 S1 Alex Jardine beat Peter Moore +26TP S1 Ian Vincent beat Louise Bradforth +3 S2 Paul Castell beat Alex Jardine +11 S2 Stephen Mulliner beat Dave Kibble +8tpo S2 Greg Wicksteed beat Peter Moore +24 S3 Jonathan Lamb beat Stephen Mulliner +26tp S3 Craig Oakley beat Paul Castell +12 S3 Dave Kibble beat Alex Jardine +9 S3 Ian Vincent beat Greg Wicksteed +3tp S3 Louise Bradforth beat Peter Moore +25 S3 Nigel Polhill beat Jonathan Lamb +26tp S4 Paul Castell beat Nigel Polhill +1 S5 Nigel Polhill beat Ian Vincent +26tp S5 Craig Oakley beat Jonathan Lamb +17 S5 Paul Castell beat Strat Liddiard +12 S5 Louise Bradforth beat Dave Kibble +17 S5 Greg Wicksteed beat Alex Jardine +8 S5 Peter Moore beat Graham Thompson +17 S6 Nigel Polhill beat Craig Oakley +18tp S6 Jonathan Lamb beat Paul Castell +4 S6 Ian Vincent beat Strat Liddiard +8 S7 Louise Bradforth beat Nigel Polhill +4 S7 Greg Wicksteed beat Craig Oakley +5 S7 Dave Kibble beat Peter Moore +26sxp S7 Alex Jardine beat Graham Thompson +15 S8 Graham Gale beat Peter Moore +6 S8 Dave Kibble beat Paul Castell +2tpo S8 Jonathan Lamb beat Alex Jardine +21