A slightly smaller field than usual (25 players) contested the annual
Nottingham tournament. The Robin Hood Gold Cup, the big handicap event, was
won by Dave Gunn who came through the qualifying Swiss unbeaten with seven wins
from seven, then beat Barbara Young, Clive Goode and Alain Giraud in the
knock-out. Having come down from 8 to 7 just before the tournament, Dave
went away with a reduction to 5.
Alain Giraud won the Open Singles, beating John Davis 2-0 in the play-off.
John and Alain met again in the final of the Handicap Doubles, partnering
Judith Moore and Sue Wileman respectively. John and Judith came out on top
of a close encounter.
Omied Hallam won the B class (handicaps 3 and over), beating Clive Goode in
the final. Roger Berkeley beat Derek Buxton in the C Level Singles
(handicaps 8 and over), and Judith Moore beat Geoff Young in the D Handicap
singles (handicaps 14 and over).
Handicap Singles. Flexible Swiss, followed
Dave Gunn (7) beat Clive Goode (3.5) +5
Alain Giraud (-1) beat Derek Buxton (11) +3
Gunn beat Giraud +26
Seven entries. American block followed by play-off.
Play-off: Alain Giraud beat John Davis +26tp +18
Advanced Play. 12 entries, divided into two American blocks followed by play-off between the top two from each block.
Omied Hallam beat Bob Thompson +10
Clive Goode beat Rob Edlin-White +13
Hallam beat Goode +13
Ordinary level singles. Four entries. American block followed by play-off
Roger Berkeley beat Derek Buxton +14 +10
Full bisque base 10. 2 entries
Judith Moore (20) beat Geoff Young (18) +17 +8
Nine pairs. Knockout.
Alain Giraud & Sue Wilman beat John Filsak & Derek Buxton +2t
John Davis & Judith Moore beat Omied Hallam & Dave Gunn +14
Davis & Moore beat Giraud & Wileman +8t