John Beech Trophy Crosses Border by Barbara Dutton (14 Apr 09)
The John Beech Handicap tournament is played at Easter. After the snow last year, this year’s competitors had an easier tournament weatherwise after Friday’s rain muddied the whites a bit. The next three days were fine and the competition went ahead at a cracking pace ably managed by James Hapgood from Edinburgh.
Twelve countrywide competitors battled it out with the following results:
Alice Fleck, Newcastle – Fastest game won in 79 minutes;
Betty Bates, Fylde – High bisque winner, handicap reduced to 16;
David Appleton, Tyneside – Most Games played;
David Walters, Bowdon – Low bisque winner:
Overall winner – James Hapgood, Edinburgh.