GC A level tournament 22-
report by Richard Keighley
Local hero, Les Heard (Wrest Park) remained undefeated and did not drop a single game to win this opening tournament in the GC A-
The seeding of Block A placed John Taylor (Watford) at the top and he duly obliged with six wins out of seven games, losing only to his namesake Kim Taylor (Enfield). Glynis Davies (Northampton) also qualified with five wins, but a careful count and re-
In Block B, Les Heard duly dispatched all seven of his opponents after some good tussles. Mike Bilton (Gainsborough), Phil Davies (Reigate Priory) and Stephen Harbron (Ealing) all qualified with four wins apiece resulting in three players with three wins being consigned to the Plate.
Three of the quarter-
Kim beat John in two very well-
Manager Richard Keighley presented prizes to both finalists and also to David Frost who had won all his six games in the Plate. Thanks were expressed to Richard but also to George Collin and his team for producing good quality lawns and to the catering team of Tim and Gill Brewer (her Syrian beetroot dish was really appreciated) and Viv Heard.
1st Les Heard
2nd Kim Taylor
3rd Glynis Davies
4th John Taylor
“The flowers that bloom in the spring, Tra la, breathe promise of merry sunshine”. Photo by Andrew Wilson.
Richard Keighley with winner Les Heard. Runner-
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