8 players contested the Crake Valley GC A level National Qualifier over the weekend of 18th & 19th June. A strong field saw “all play all” on day 1 with the top four to qualify for the knockout stage on day 2.
Most games went to the 12th or 13th hoop with home player David Cornes playing a solid game to win all 7 of his games. Glynis Davies (Northampton) showed all her skills that have earned her a place in National Development Squad with delightful play and great hoop running to win 5 games. Mike Bilton (Gainsborough) and Christine Wood (Tyneside) gaining 4 wins each to also qualify for the knockout.
In the Semi Finals David proved too strong for Christine 7-1, 7-5, Mike and Glynis battled with Glynis winning through 7-5, 7-5.Christine won the 3rd place play off 10-8 and it was great to see her back on the circuit after a couple of years break.
In the Final David managed to win the tournament with a 7-6 & 7-1 win.
All players were impressed with the quality of the lawns and the hospitality offered by Crake Valley members.
During the week Crake also held C level (Winner – Giles Pepperell – Llanfairfechan) and B level (Winner – Neil Adams – Westmorland).