The 2018 winner, Margaret Murray from the Bath club, is congratulated by the runner-up, Tom Weston (Photo: Chris Roberts)by Quiller Barrett
From the President
The 2019 Charity One-Ball
This handicap competition is being held next Spring and now is the time for CA clubs to consider taking part.
Kevin Carter has masterminded the event for 12 years and in 2018 more than £5,000 was raised for charity. I hope we can all contribute to donate even more in 2019 to show that members can have fun playing one-ball and at the same time support this year's charity, the Alzheimer's Society (www.alzheimers.org.uk). We all know somebody who has been afflicted by dementia and this wonderful charity provides information, advice, support and funds research.
Not only is the Charity One-Ball for a good cause, it is also a brilliant opportunity for clubs to start the new season with a competition which appeals to both AC and GC players - it bridges the gap between the two codes. Although One-Ball is based on AC rules, many GC players often get to the final and take home fine prizes.
Clubs can hold a heat whenever they want, up to a week before the 12th May final at Surbiton, and use whatever format they wish (advice being available if they need it). Raise just £50 and a club can send a qualifier for a free place in the final. Most clubs suggest a donation of at least £5 per head; others supplement it by raffles and other fund-raising.
If you are thinking of running a heat please let Kevin Carter know and if you want further information please contact him by e-mail kevin#profundus.com or on 01235-524712.
For those unable to participate, contributions are most welcome: