Nigel Polhill won the Challenge at the Challenge and Gilbey Tournament
The end of August saw the return of the Challenge and Gilbey to Sussex County CC after 3 years at Budleigh Salterton CC.
The Tournament started with the Handicap singles for the Gilbey Goblet. As there were only 16 entries for this event, it was played with 4 American Blocks with the Block winners playing a semi-final. The final was a repeat of last year's final - Quiller Barrett (Watford CC, last year's winner) and Roger Mills (Sidmouth CC). This year Roger narrowly beat Quiller +2T.
The Class events started after lunch on the Friday.
On Saturday morning 2 players from the already small Block A withdrew, due to injury and feeling un well. This left Nigel Polhill (Ealing CC) and Luc Berthouze (Sussex CountyCC).
It was agreed that they would play a best of five for the Roehampton Cup.
Nigel won the Cup +16TP, (-26TP), +12TP, +10
Block B for the Council Cup was won by Peter Siddall ( Roehampton CC) with 4 wins out of 5.
Block C for the Reckitt Cup was won by Roger Mills with 4 wins out of 5. In his penultimate game Roger not only won +26 but gained his gold award for his first Triple peel. This also gained him a handicap reduction from 6 to 5.
Block D for Stevenson Cup was won by Frances Colman (Phyllis Court CC) with again 4 wins out of 5.
Quiller Barrett on behalf of the CA presented the trophies and thanked Sussex County CC for hosting the event.