With the hottest September weekend for years forecast on 8/9 September, the Tunbridge Wells B-level weekend was moderated to a gentle Swiss, enabling the dozen entrants to enjoy a relaxed five rounds.
Initial leader was straight-hitting David Mumford who was eventually pinned-down by Philip Mann, both finishing on four wins. In the pursuers on 3/5, CA Chair Barry Keen belied his current handicap with some good wins once he had the balls.
Three Parkins brothers competed together for the first time but, sadly, did not come up to the finish in line abreast, while Jon Diamond morphed into Mick Greagsby on the Sunday so his 3/3 on Saturday had to be discounted.
And the weather did indeed stay glorious for the entire two days.
Philip Mann 4/5 (Winner on who-beat-whom)
David Mumford 4/5
Barry Keen, Jolyon Creasey 3/5
Tim Russell, Neil Coote, Nigel Parkins, Paul Miles 2/5
David Parkins 1/5
Rodney Parkins 0/5
Jon Diamond/Mick Greagsby 3/4
Alex Jardine 3/4