Middlesbrough B level AC Tournament 24-25 June 2017
Won by Andrew Killick
Runner-up Dennis Scarr
Manager & Reporter: Charles Waterfield
For our ninth B-level in Albert Park we had ten competitors, five from the home club and the others from Tyneside, Pendle and Keswick. As last year we ran a cross-block (those in Block A playing against each person in Block B), but this year distributed visitors and host club members evenly. Handicaps ranged from 0.5 to 3.5, the average in the blocks 2.1 (A) and 2.3 (B). Time-limits were 2½ hrs, extended to 2? hrs on the double-banked lawn; only 5 of the 25 games went to time.
Block A: Derek Watts (Tyneside), Andrew Killick, Dennis Scarr, Terry Vernazza (Tyneside) and Ian Hall (Keswick).
Block B: Phil Errington (Tyneside), Charles Waterfield, Andrew Webb (Pendle), Roger Staples and Peter McDermott (coming in as a reserve to give us an even number).
Three rounds on the first day and another two on Sunday produced the following results:
Killick beat Staples +1, Webb +13, McDermott +24, Errington +15, Waterfield +17
Scarr beat Webb +23, Waterfield +1t, McDermott +13t, Staples +7
Staples beat Watts +10, Vernazza +12, Hall, +7
Errington beat Hall +3, Scarr +7, Watts +10
Vernazza beat Errington +4, Webb +2t, McDermott +25
Watts beat McDermott +9, Waterfield +14
Waterfield beat Vernazza + 22, Hall +3t
Webb beat Watts +6t, Hall +25
Players were happy not to play a further 'play-off' round (in view of some home journeys) and net points were used to arrive at some final overall placings.
Andrew Killick with 5/5 wins took 1st place (as last year) and Dennis Scarr 4/5 was runner-up (the others in the order above).
A most enjoyable gathering of friends, played in good spirits - and sunshine. What more could one ask, other than running more hoops than ones opponent!