GC B level Tournament 18 May
Report by Richard Keighley
This Singles tournament, which was the 3rd of 19 qualifying events for the National Final at Budleigh Salterton in October, was fully subscribed with 16 players with handicaps of 3 to 8.
Wrest Park members taking part were Peter Aspinall, Jean Ball, Ross Bagni, Rob Chatwin, Richard Skidmore and Roger Stroud plus Richard Keighley, who was also Tournament Manager. It was a wet Wednesday morning, but the lawns looked immaculate thanks to the efforts of the ground staff. George Collin had kindly turned out to set the hoops and Keith Palmer welcomed players with hot drinks on arrival.
Players were divided into 4 blocks of 4, each to play the other 3 in the morning session. In spite of heavy rain, the schedule was completed in time for a welcome and attractively presented lunch prepared by Gill Brewer.
Block winners and runners up were allocated places in the knockout stage of the tournament, and the remainder allocated to the plate competition.
In the quarter-
In the semi-
Richard beat Roger 7-
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