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Simon Turner won the Roehampton GC C-Level Tournament


[<<] [>>] by Tony Salem at Roehampton
10th June (GC)

Players from seven different clubs entered this event with handicaps ranging from 5-14 as no fewer than nine players had received handicap revisions since allocation day The lawns were fast and initially some players had great difficulty in laying up to the hoops. Only Richard Jenkins (Hamptworth) and Mark Keogh (Caversham)managed to win all three games in the blocks during the morning session, but sadly failed to continue with that level of performance in the afternoon. It was interesting to see how many people tried angled jump shots, but sadly with little success. Full credit for perseverance in attempting the almost impossible! Some players were new to this type of tournament and took on occasions a great deal of time in deciding how to play their next turn. Time warnings had to be given in a few matches as it would have delayed the planning of subsequent rounds. The final was played between Simon Turner(Ealing) handicap 5 and Bernie Philips(Guildford) handicap 10. It was a very close contest with Simon coming out on top winning 7-5. However the consolation for Bernie was that his handicap at the end of the tournament was reduced as he amassed four wins including one against a 5 handicapper.



 

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