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Pendle Mid-Week AC Tournament (4-7 July)

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picturePaul Rigge conceding a few bisques

by Paul Rigge at Pendle
10th July 2023 (AC - Mixed)

19 competitors visited this event with flexibility on various requests for leave.

Handicaps ranged from -1½ to 24 and we had travellers from as far away as Bristol and Aberdeen.

Block Events and a Doubles knock-out were followed by a flexible Egyptian handicap with all eligible providing five handicap games were played

The whole event was played in good spirit with much fun and laughter. With an odd number on one day, Paul Rigge took on the 2 high-bisquers (24 and 20) at the same time double-banked. Having pulled 46 bisques he managed to beat both of them! A wild cheer was heard from the pavilion when Peter Wilson was seen lying on the ground by corner 4 on a far lawn lining up a two-ball peg-out …..... and got it! Competitors were lucky to get a few coaching tips from Dave Kibble and we are all now experts on thin take-offs and sweep shots!


The Pendle Rose Bowl A-Class Advanced: Dave Kibble

The David Jenkinson Trophy B-Class Advanced: Derek Knight

The Pennine Cup Handicap: Garry Wilson

The David Hoyle Trophy Handicap: Andrew Gould

The Woodlands Trophy Handicap Doubles: Roger Staples and Liz Wilson

The Irish Cup Egyptian Winner: Dave Kibble

The Egyptian Cup Fastest Win (58mins): Ken Jones

The Addict Most Games Played: Dave Kibble

Weather-wise, we didn't have a drop of rain, but play finished early on Wednesday for two reasons: (1) the place got mowed - Steve again, after a three-year gap, and (2) the tournament dinner at the 'Jade' - 15 joined in, what a treat/laugh.


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