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Robin Delves pays the penalty for success at Pendle 50+ Tournament

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by Abdul Ahmad at Pendle
27th July 2003 (AC - Handicap)

Competitors came from the four corners of England competed at Pendle's over-50 midweek tournament. Mixed weather, reasonably paced courts and excellent catering resulted in slow play. Most of the games went to time.

Robin Delves from Pendle struck a purple patch and took all before him. The result - his handicap was slashed from 20 to 14.


Singles Division 1 (-10) Trophy Winner: Sylvia Steer
Runner-Up John Wilkinson Both From Bowdon
Singles Division 2 (+10) Trophy Winner: Robin Delves (Pendle)
Runner-Up: Denise Hoyle (Pickering)
Open Handicap Singles (Egyptian Format) Irish Cup Winner: Robin Delves (+30 rating pts)
Doubles Single Life K-Out - Woodlands Plates Winners: Ken & Margaret Anderton from Bury.
Winner Of Fastest Singles Game: Bryan Saddington (Hunstanton) (68mins)
Winner Of Addicts Cup: Janet Davies (Chester)

Handicap Changes

Geoff Reynolds 11 to 10]
Janet Davies 14 to 16
Robin Delves 20 to 14.


Singles Division 1

For players with handicaps less than 10, advance handicap play:

Group 1

Sylvia Steer 3/4
John Beech 3/4
Mike Steer 3/4
Michael Poole 2/4
Bryan Saddington 1/4;
Liz Wilson 1/4

Group 2

John Wilkinson 5/6
Robert Essler 3/6
Ken Anderton 3/6
John Christmas 3/6
Lorna Frost 3/6
Sylvia Steer beat John Wilkinson in the play-off.

Singles Division 2a

For players with handicaps 10 or greater, handicap play base 10.

Group 1

Denise Hoyler 3/4
Margaret Anderton 3/4
Geoff Reynols 3/4
Len Forkin 1/4
David Hoyle 1/4

Group 2

Robin Delves 4/5
Marjorie Eldon 3/5
Janet Davies 1/5
Richard Griffiths 1/5
Robin Delves beat Denise Hoyle in the play-off.

Open Singles Handicap Egyptian Format

Increase/decrease from starting rating shown in brackets.
Robin Delves (+30);
John Wilkinson (+16);
Mike Steer & Geoff Reynols (+14);
Margaret Anderton (+10),
Michael Poole (+5);
John Beech & David Hoyle (+4);
Lorna Frost (+2);
Ken Anderton (+1);
Robert Essler (0);
Len Forkin (-2);
Sylvia Steer (-4);
Bryan Saddington (-5);
Marjorie Eldon (-6);
Liz Wilson (-7);
Richard Griffiths (-12);
John Christmas (-18);
Denise Hoyle (-19);
Janet Davies (-28).

Open Handicap Doubles

Single life knock-out


John Beech & Robin Delves bt John Wilkinson & Lorna Frost +1t
Len Forkin & Marjorie Eldon bt John Christmas & Bryan Saddington +5t
Ken & Margaret Anderton bt David & Denise Hoyle +3t
Mike & Sylvia Steer bt Michael & Ann Poole +1t


Len Forkin & Marjorie Eldon bt John Beech & Robin Delves +10t
Ken & Margaret Anderton bt Mike & Sylvia Steer +12


Ken & Margaret Anderton bt Len Forkin & Marjorie Eldon +5


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