Jonathan Lambton Won the Wrest Park September Handicap Tournament
Jonathan Lambton of Watford won the Wrest Park September Handicap with an Egyptian rating of 61, having won all but one of his matches [4 out of 5]. He was closely followed by Tony Elliott with a rating of 60 [also 4 out of 5]. Geoff Strutt came third in this event; but in the knockout succeeded by beating Tony Elliott +1 in the final. The knockout draw was embedded within the Egyptian - with all games counting in the main event.
The handicaps ranged from -½ to 14. 32 matches were played with no time limits and the manager only resorted to Wharrad turns for two of them. However, even these two completed within 5 turns of the imposition.
On the first day, Geoff Strutt managed to produce an air shot when attempting the peg out at a distance of about 2 inches. Is this a record?
On day two, David Marsh [-½] came back from the dead against Bryan Harral  to lose by just 1 point. Our visitors said that the lawns are now 'excellent'.