This year's event, our eighth such, had sixteen local competitors. The tournament was also a heat in the national charity one-ball. The lawns were playing well, albeit on the slow side this early in the season. We were spared rain, but with a rather cold wind.
Handicaps ranged from 0.5 to 20 (the latter figure being used for two players who had no AC experience to date). Round robin draws were selected by the manager and ten rounds completed. Final positions were computed (using comparative scoring, where each player's overall performance was compared with every other player's).
Andrew was the clear winner with 9/10 (and for the third year in a row) and second placed was 'rookie' Brian, just edging out Phil (both on 7/10); other positions required computation, giving the final results:
1 Andrew Killick (Mbro)
2 Brian Gardner (Mbro)
3 Phil Errington (Belsay)
4= Tony Haddrill (Mbro) & Derek Johnson (Belsay)
6= Peter McDermott (Mbro) & Mike Akester (Mbro)
8= Ken Spragg (Mbro) & Geoff Clemence (Belsay)
10 Terry Vernazza (Tyneside)
11 John Fitzpatrick (Mbro)
12= David Millener (Belsay) & Nigel Roberts (Mbro)
14= Derek Watts (Tyneside) & Barbara McDermott (Mbro)
16 Roger Staples (Mbro)