This event was originally scheduled as an eight but due to adminsitrative problems on availability, it was decided to increase the event to a twelve. The format chosen was an initial all-play-all block using single 13-point games with a final knockout for the top four players from the block.
The Compton courts although still fast had slowed after the recent rains to give rather more manageable conditions than were met during the recent Ascot Cup heat.
The block was completed by midday on Sunday with a returned-to-form Bill Arliss taking pole position with eight wins from eleven games. Chris Daniels also on eight wins took second place on the who-beat-whom rule. Tim King was clear third with 7 wins, with Yorkshire's finest, Ed Dymock emerging from a group of three players on six wins to take the fourth place by best net points.
The knockout games were played as best of three, 13-point games. Chris had a straight two-game win over Tim 7-5, 7-3 but Ed had a harder road to the final, winning 7-6, 2-7, 7-5. In the final, Chris' more consistent play proved too strong for Ed with a 7-6, 7-5 victory.
The support for this event was extremely good and indications are that we could be looking at two eights in future years.
Full results on the ranking database.