The Annual Midweek Tournament 2021
Both GC and AC events have taken place over Tuesday to Friday this last week. It's good to see competitions operating nearly normally again, even if entries remain rather low.
The AC competition took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and was in two classes: A and B; the conditions were generally OK as the heavy rain had largely finished by the time play started on Tuesday and the forecast strong winds on Wednesday were not as prolonged or as strong as feared. We finished in pleasant sunshine.
The A Class event was won by Mark Fawcett who is a Sussex member. As last year the players got on with the competition without need for manager involvement - thank you all for that - and played a large number of extra games, over and above the formal single block play that determined the winner.
The B Class event by visiting player from Scotland George Plant. He also won all his games.
During the competition Joel Taylor completed his first sextuple peel and gained the CA platinum merit award; and Neal Bacon completed his first triple peel and gained the CA Gold merit award. Congratulations to them both.
|A Block||NB||MF||NP||PC||JT||LF||Match Wins||Position|
|Neal Bacon||+12||+20, +9tp||+22||3||=3|
|Nick Parish||+19qnp||+26, 26tp||+15tp, +17tp||+26tp||4||2|
|Paul Castell||+15||+16, +25||2||5|
|Joel Taylor||+11qp||+17||+25, +13sxp||3||=3|
|John M Taylor||+10||+7||+7||3||=3|
|David H Boyd||0||10|
The A Level competition was won by Richard Brooks who beat Tony Butcher in the final. This is Richard's third win in the competition, having previously won it in 2016 and 2017. Richard is the Club's longest standing A class GC player, with appearances at national and international competitions including the British Opens in nearly every year since 2009, in the European Championship in 2016, the World Championship in 2017 and the Worlds in 2019.
The B Level competition was won by Andrew Fall who beat Anthony Nicholas in the final.
The C Level competition was won by Jean Cobbold who won all her games in the single competition block.
B Level Results
|B Class All||RC||SD||AF||TH||BH||DK||FL||AN||SN||RP||Wins||Block Position|
|Robyn Clark||6||3||2||7||7||2||B 3|
|Simon Draper||6||2||2||7||2||7||2||A =4|
|Andrew Fall||7||7||7||6||7||4||B 1|
|Trevor Hopper||7||6||7||2||7||3||A 3|
|Beryl Hughes||7||4||6||7||7||3||B 2|
|David King||7||7||7||7||3||4||A 2|
|Frances Low||5||5||7||5||7||2||A =4|
|Anthony Nicholas||7||7||7||6||7||4||A 1|
|Sue Nicholas||5||7||4||6||6||1||B =4|
|Richard Platt||6||4||4||3||4||7||1||B =4|
Andrew Fall beat Anthony Nicholas 7-4
David King beat Beryl Hughes 7-2
Robyn Clark beat Trevor Hopper 7-2
Frances Low beat Sue Nicholas 7-4
Simon Draper beat Richard Platt 7-4
C Class Results