Our 6th B-Level tournament featuring twelve players attracted eight from outside clubs and four of our players. The following took part:
Michael Bilton (Richmond Park)
David Hill (Enfield)
Andrew Fall (Enfield)
Robert Chatwin (Wingrave)
Richard Skidmore (Wingrave)
Jane Tewson (Long Eaton Park}
David Boxell (Hunstanton)
Jane Collier (Colchester)
Roger Stroud (Leighton-Linslade)
David Ball (Leighton-Linslade)
Jean Ball (LeightonLinslade)
Judith Pengelly (Leighton-Linslade)
We were very lucky with the weather at the end of one of the wettest June periods for many years - we had wind and a little light rain that was even quite acceptable after the previous week's deluge!
The twelve competitors were drawn into two blocks of six, keeping clubs separated as far as possible and maintaining an equable level of handicaps.
At the end of the block play, block one had two players with four wins each, however Jane Tewson had beaten Roger Stroud and also had a better hoop difference.
Block two had a clear winner with Michael Bilton winning all five games. Was he to repeat his previous two wins at LL in 2017/18? Second place was between Robert Chatwin and Andrew Fall - both with three wins - however Robert had beaten Andrew - and also had a better hoop difference.
The play-offs for the first four places produced two hard fought games from the block winners - a repeat of the 2018 final between Michael Bilton and Jane Tewson that was won by Michael.
However Jane has upped her game this year and stayed in front, despite all Michael's efforts, to win 7-4. The third and fourth playoff was a win for the home club's Roger Stroud over Wingrave's Robert Chatwin.
1. Jane Tewson
2. Michael Bilton
3. Roger Stroud
4. Robert Chatwin