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All England Final

[<<] [>>] by Robin Tasker at Chester
29th September 2023 (AC - Handicap)

Anne Alvey from Bury is the 2023 CA All England AC H/C Champion on this its centennial year joining a select group of women who have won this competition.

In a nerve shredding final game Anne survived a fierce comeback by her opponent to end the Finals having won four out of five games. And this was enough to give her victory as one of two players on four wins. An earlier crucial head-to-head win over Gareth Hobby from Caversham by 13-10 on time tipped the balanced in her favour.

Her victory was cemented by outstanding handicap play on the first day when she won all three of her games against strong opposition and, following a wobble in the her fourth game, she stood firm with determined play under intense pressure in her final game to seal the title.

A detailed report will appear in the CA Gazette in December.


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