24 players started out in the AC alternate strokes doubles competition at Southwick today; 8 hardy souls finished the course as rain before the final game drove most players inside. Despite the wet end it was an enjoyable day and in fact one of the best-attended AC winter competitions held at Southwick for some time. Perhaps this is a more popular format and we should run more of them.
A very very welcome warming bowl of soup with bread and cheese was available for lunch which was provided by Chrissie Isaacs - thanks very much to her for giving her time to do that.
There was also a player's birthday cake for tea - Happy Birthday to him - you know who you are and thank you for that too!
Because the final round was not fully played there was no final winner but full results are reproduced below.
|Robert Clark & Robyn Clark||beat Ray Hall &Phil Dunk +1t, beat Simon Fenn-Tye & David Cook +3, and beat Philip Mann & David Rimmer +11|
|Frances Low & Chris Heath||beat John Gosden & Julie Tremble +1, beat John Bateson & Philip Taylor +3 and beat Robert & Caroline Alexander +7|
|Robert & Caroline Alexander||beat Chrissie Merrington & Pam Gooders +10, beat Philip Mann & David Rimmer +9, and beat John Bateson & Philip Taylor +1|
|Richard Carline & Daphne Gaitley||beat Chrissie Merrington & Pam Gooders +2, and beat Liz Farrow & John Low +12|
|Linda Gavigan & Jonathan Isaacs||beat Ray Hall & Phil Dunk +3t|
|Philip Mann & David Rimmer||beat Richard Carline & Daphne Gaitley +1, and beat Liz Farrow & John Low +10|
|John Bateson & Philip Taylor||beat Liz Farrow & John Low +14, and beat Simon Fenn-Tye & David Cook +2|
|Simon Fenn-Tye & David Cook||beat Linda Gavigan & Jonathan Isaacs +1t|
|John Gosden & Julie Tremble||beat Ray Hall & Phil Dunk +1|
|Liz Farrow & John Low||beat Julie Tremble & John Gosden +4|
|Chrissie Merrington & Pam Gooders||beat Linda Gavigan & Jonathan Isaacs +3|