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George Collin won the Wrest Park Handicap Tournament

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14 Sep 2014 (AC - Handicap)

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Anyone pondering the decline in tournament entries would have found food for thought here. Seven of the 11 participants were club members, and George Woolhouse is such a regular visitor he might almost be regarded as an honorary member. Of the three others, Cesar Miranda-Reyes was the latest of late entries as he only enquired the evening before the tournament having seen our plea on the CA website. But even though we may have been short on quantity there was no lack of quality, as the other two players were Robert and Susan Fulford. Robert played on Saturday prior to taking part in an Inter Club match the following day, his place being taken by David Woolley.
Robert began with a +16 win against Rod Ashwell and followed this with a TPO against John Bevington, going one better with a QPO against Peter Aspinall when he pegged out both balls to minimise the effect of Peter's remaining bisques and went on to win +3. Susan opened her account with a +26 against George Collin. She then lost by 2 on time against Peter Aspinall, her only defeat. Cesar lost his three games on Saturday, but the next day was a different story as he won both games and would have won the last +26 had he combined the killer instinct with his four remaining bisques.
The winner was George Collin, who after his initial loss to Susan won his next five games. Susan was a close second, followed by Peter Aspinall, Tim Brewer and the rest. Our thanks to Geoff Strutt for managing, Tim for catering, the weather for being sunny and benign throughout, and, last but not least, our old but recently serviced mower which left the lawns in the best condition they've been all season.
George Collin (1) 5/6
Susan Fulford (12) 4/5
Peter Aspinall (16) 4/6
Tim Brewer (2.5) 3/5
Cesar Miranda-Reyes (9) 2/5
Geoff Strutt (9) 2/5
George Woolhouse (2.5) 2/5
John Bevington (1) 1/5
Rod Ashwell (-.5) 0/5

Robert Fulford (-2.5) 3/3
David Woolley (9) 0/2


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