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Tim O'Donnell wins the Hamptworth Handicap Tournament

[<<] [>>] by Ann Beard at Hamptworth
4th August 2023 (AC - Handicap)

Hamptworth hosted an AC weekend handicap tournament (29 & 30 July) open to players of any handicap. With 10 entries, the manager, Rita Nunn decided to run a Swiss format, playing 4 x 18 point games on Saturday and 3 on Sunday (with room for one more if needed to get a result).

By the end of day 1, Tim O'Donnell (Hamptworth), Simon Turner (Ealing) and Michael Rice (East Dorset) had 3 wins each. However, after day 2 others came into the running and the final result was a win for Tim O'Donnell with 6 wins, followed by Michael Rice, Christine Rice (East Dorset) and last year's winner, Lynn Pearcy Roehampton and Hamptworth) all with 5 wins. Simon was the only person to beat Tim over the weekend taking the first game 18:8. Tim, in achieving his 6 wins, did 6 consecutive QP's - is this some sort of record? It was certainly a brilliant exhibition of top level play as well as learning curve for anyone with bisques who had never had the experience of hitting two balls on to the lawn and then sitting down, leaving all the bisques unused!


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