An fun day was had by all players in sunny if chilly weather. Four rounds of 14pt timed handicap games were played, in an Egyptian format. The event was won by Clive Grimley and Robin Wootton; congratulations to them
The runners-up were Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson.
The trophies were the two Castell Soda Syphons which Paul Castell generously donated in 2008 for the Alternate Stroke Advanced Open Tournament which used to be held in July. Unfortunately entries dropped off and the event has not been played for some time so it was good to see these unusual trophies being put to good use again.
Thanks to Deborah for running the competition so professionally.
Fuller results follow (NB grid display does not imply a block. Format was Egyptian.).
|1 Frances & John Low||X||-13||-5||+7||-2||90||13|
|2 Gabrielle Higgins & Brian Havill||X||-5||+7||+2||-11||100||5=|
|3 Robin Wootton & Clive Grimley||X||+5||D||+3||+4||115||1|
|4 Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson||+13||-5||X||+11||+5||110||2|
|5 Rosemary Faulkner & Phil Dunk||D||-11||X||-2||+1||95||11=|
|6 Paul Castell & Hunter Rogers||+5||+5||-3||-4||X||100||5=|
|7 Phillip Davies & Chris Coull||X||D||-4||-11||+8||95||11=|
|8 Janet Hoptroff & Luc Berthouze||-7||X||-2||+6||+1||100||5=|
|9 Penny Hinton & Nigel Wilson||-7||+2||X||+2||+1||110||3|
|10 Sheilla Cookson & Pam Gooders||+2||+2||D||-6||X||105||4|
|11 Morgan Case & Jonathan Isaacs||-2||-4||+4||X||+7||100||5=|
|12 Stephen & Nick Parish||+11||-1||-2||X||+4||100||5=|
|13 Jeff Rushby & Nigel Trotter||+11||-1||-4||X||+1||100||5=|
|14 Alan Rew & Peter Flowerday||-8||-1||-7||-1||X||80||14|