Wrest Park Handicap Tournament 23 & 24th September 2017
Local hero Richard Keighley won the Wrest Park Paul Hands Ladder (Egyptian) September Handicap this year with a rating of 69, having won all his matches [5 out of 5]. Deborah Marcus of Southwick came second with a rating of 62; Keith Harker of Meldreth came third followed by Bryan Harral.
Wins out of 5 unless otherwise indicated, with ratings in brackets, were as follows:
5 wins: Richard Keighley 
4 wins: Deborah Marcus ; Keith Harker ; Bryan Harral *.
3 wins: Rod Ashwell ; Tony Elliott ; Barry Pilgrim ; George Woolhouse/David Woolley .
2 wins: Peter Aspinall; John Bevington; Robert Skeen and Jonathan Lambton all 
1 win: George Collin ; Cliff Jones ; Andre Machell ; Adrian Morris *
* six games.
The handicaps ranged from -.5 to 18. 41 games were played with time limits of 3 hours and 12 Wharrad turns. However, all completed without a time-limited result.
On Sunday Cliff Jones beat Andre Machell +26TP, the second recorded triple in this handicap event.
At one point, the idea of separate handicap cards for level and handicap play was strongly supported by some experienced players. Our visitors were well pleased both with the lawns and the weather.