14 players competed for The Sheila Black Salver. It was a very unexpected wet start to the weekend but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the players. Fortunately the weather improved during the course of the weekend which led to lawns becoming faster by the end of play on Sunday.
The best of three final between Brian Kerr and Dennis Scarr could have gone either way in all three games but Brian finally came out the winner by +15, -11, +7. Both players are to be congratulated on giving us such an entertaining final. The winner of the Egyptian was Derek Knight and congratulations to him for achieving the CA Gold Award for his first triple peel in a CA event.
Thanks go to Alan Mayne and John Greatbanks for all their hard work in preparing the lawns and to Barry Keen for setting the hoops. Thanks also go to Lorna Frost for managing the tournament with her usual enthusiasm and for organising the catering, which was appreciated by all. Thank you to everyone who helped with this to make it a successful and enjoyable weekend.
There's a selection of photos from the event at https://bowdoncroquet.co.uk/blog/category/news/