Nathan Baker Retained The Jubilee Trophy at Fylde (25/26 July 2015) by Peter Wilson
The fourth running of our AC Handicap tournament. As always, the general tenor of the event was friendly competition. Suitable for those playing in their first tournament or experienced players alike. Saturday evening games saw the two leaders paired and the current holder, Nathan, beat David leaving a pack of six on two wins close behind him. As I write this on Sunday 11:13 in the comfort of the Manager’s salon, the promised rain has arrived and probably the reason Joe has not taken a bisque, suggesting Barry have a rare turn around the court. Barry declines the break but prefers to extract a bisque. The strict Swiss format means that if Catherine, Denise or Joe win their game they may face Nathan in the last round. Joe is playing Nathan and if he wins they will both have 4/5. David could also get to 4/5 if he beats Gareth in the last round. The tie break is Sonneborn – Berger system, so everyone will need to finish before the tie can be resolved. 3pm and the sky is clear now and many clips have advanced here and there. David is runner up on 4/5 and Nathan is powering through to another 5/5 at Fylde.
Our Chairman Martin Bradshaw presented the trophy to him for the second year in a row.
Athlitikes Personae: 1. Barry Keen, Bowdon 2. Eileen Rossiter, Southport 3. Eileen Galagher, Southport 4. Catherine Bass, Fylde 5. Philip Bass, Fylde 6. Nathan Baker, Fylde 7. Gareth Edwards, Chester 8. David Lloyd, Westmoreland 9. Joe Lennon, Glasgow 10. Rena Souten, Huddersfield 11. Marjorie Eldon, Huddersfield 12. Denise Hoyle, Huddersfield