GC A level tournament 24-
report by manager Richard Keighley
Paul Gunn wins opening GC A-
A full field of 16 players assembled at a bright and sunny Wrest Park for the first tournament in the new National Series of Zero Plus tournaments. Little did they know that a cool and persistent north-
The field was split into two blocks of eight players on an all play all basis. In Block A, Tony Butcher (Southchurch), who travelled daily from Southend, made his journey worthwhile with five wins. He was pipped by Geoff Johnson (Watford) with six wins. Simon Draper made a nonsense of his handicap of 5 with five wins and Paul Durkin completed the top four with four wins.
In Block B, George Collin (Wrest Park) went unbeaten all day with seven wins, closely followed by Dr Ron Carter (Ealing) with six wins. Brian Havill (Watford) and Paul Gunn (Wingrave) took the final places in the knockout with four wins each.
The quarter finals comprised one 19 point game. Paul Durkin dispatched George 10-
In the semi-
The final, the best of three 13 point games, highlighted the skills of both players. Both excel at positional play and distant clearances and both are capable of outrageous jump shots if required. Paul Gunn won the first game 7-
In the Bowl, Simon defeated Brian in the final, and Geoff beat George to decide the places. The Plate was played with great enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment by the eight players involved. It was won by Ross Bagni (Leighton-
A distanced presentation enabled all players to appreciate the efforts of Chief Groundsman, George Collin and for Tournament Manager, Richard Keighley to express his thanks to his fellow club members for their help in staging the event subject to the prevailing Covid-
Finishing Order: 1st Paul Gunn, 2nd Paul Durkin, 3rd Dr Ron Carter, 4th Tony Butcher
Winner Paul Gunn on the left, with runner-
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