Fortunately, the debilitating temperatures experienced on Tuesday gave way to comfortable playing conditions on tournament day; although the sustained heat meant that the lawns were running fast.
12 players from Llanfairfechan, Westmorland, Ben Rhydding, Chester and Bury came to Whitehead Park for this C Level tournament. Several players were participating in their first competition, hopefully the first of many.
Players were split into 2 blocks of 6 and resulted in Giles Pepperdell (Llanfairfechan), John Armer (Westmorland), Sarah Clements (Chester) and Ian Saunders (Bury) progressing to the semi- final. Giles won his semi- final 7-3 against John and Sarah won 7-4 against Ian. John took third place over Ian, winning 7-4.
Giles won all his games en-route to the final with Sarah dropping only one. An exciting close match ensued, and Giles emerged victorious over Sarah 7-5.
Club President David Barrett presented Giles with his fine trophy.
Everyone was most appreciative of the welcome and hospitality provided by the Club. Thanks to all concerned.
Report by Sue Worth