The ladies tournament has been won by Norma Stoffers for the last two years but she was not able to defend her title this year. Nan Hendren, Eve Gorringe, Helen Beaton and Carol Dewey played a round robin which Nan won. The vital game was that in which Nan beat Eve. Nan finished with a perfect record of 3-0 and Eve finished second at 2-1.
In the men's tournament Ralph Stoffers and I have contested the final for the last two years, each winning once. This year turned out different. In a double knock-out format the clinching game was David Brister against Ralph. Going into that game David was 2-0 and Ralph was 1-1. I was 2-1 at that stage and a win by Ralph would have meant a three way tie. (Guess who I was supporting!) However, in a very close game which swung backwards and forwards David came through to win and claim the trophy with a 3-0 record. I finished second at 2-1.
Congratulations to Nan and David. You will find photos of the winners on the photos page.