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Sudy Harrison won the Hurlingham One-Ball Handicap Tournament


[<<] [>>] by Tony Bingham at Hurlingham
27th September (AC)

There was a full entry of 16 for this popular Handicap One-Ball event, players travelling from as far afield as Sussex County and Camerton and Peasedown. Handicaps ranged from AC -1 to 18 and GC -1 to 9. Using the CA recommended method OB handicaps therefore ranged from -4 to 18.

A flexible Swiss competition was applied and worked well given some were able to fit in 8 games and others only 5. All had a good time, enjoying Hurlingham's immaculate lawns before they close for the season, and thanked Tony for his clear organisation.

A fascinating "final" was played between Sudy Harrison (OB handicap 15, Hurlingham) and John Spiers (-1, Dulwich), both on five wins to that point. Sudy, using her bisques and GC hoop running and positional skills well, was just too good for John despite his exceptional accuracy and all-round game. She was awarded the new Bingham Bowl, presented by the manager, and Hurlingham glassware.

Tim Gibbons (18, Hurlingham), playing in his first OB event achieved a very creditable five wins out of 7 and was declared third, just losing out to John on quality of opponents. Tom Coles (-4, Hurlingham) and Michael Broadway (11, Enfield) were 4th and 5th. Tom was applauded for his exciting hitting and hoop running and amazing split shots. Michael would have won the prize for sartorial elegance had one been awarded!



 

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