The ARK tournament was played in mainly fine weather, with a couple of showers on Saturday.
The courts played at a comfortable speed though with the usual Autumn morning dew.
Sunday finished with bright sunshine to tease us at end of the season.
This year the tournament was not full. Unusually the only minus player was John Mc Mordie .David Houston was the only Scot this year. Two TPs were contributed by Kevin Carter. After the first day Gary Bennett had 4/4 and Martin Burger 3/3,with six more players on 2/3. The next day Gary beat Martin +5 to be 5/5 and Andrew Killick, Jeffrey Rushby and Phil Dunk reached 3/4. Andrew then beat Gary, and Martin beat Jeffrey, with Phil also winning. By the cut-off time of 3:00 start there were no players available who had not played the leaders
so Gary with the extra game was the winner.
The usual Surbiton catering was widely appreciated along with the court preparation of George Noble and Andy Dibben.