Pendle Advanced Trophy Kept in Family (Liz Wilson reports from Earby 24/05/12)
Liz won the event with a perfect six out of six. Players from Edinburgh, Bear of Rodborough, Penrith, Edgbaston and Nottingham and Terry from Fylde were all swept away on her path to victory. When it came to the presentation the cup could not be found. Who could have been responsible for the heinous crime of failing to return their trophy? On returning home Liz discovered it on the mantelpiece, Peter having won it the year before.
Liz Wilson won the Pendle & Craven B Level Weekend (Fergus McInnes Reports from Earby 24/05/12)
Twelve players gathered at the Pendle & Craven Club on a dry but mostly cold and cloudy weekend for the club's 2012 B-Level tournament. The contestants came from as far afield as Gloucestershire and Edinburgh, and their handicaps ranged from Liz Wilson's 2 to Howard Bowron's 8. Four of the five lawns were in use – the fifth having a large puddle on it after heavy rain on the Friday night – and so two of the six games in each round were able to avoid double banking.
Liz Wilson and Alan Wilson (no relation) were undefeated after Saturday's three rounds, and so in accordance with the Swiss format they met on Sunday morning. Liz won that game, and continued her winning run for the rest of the day to finish the tournament on 6/6, with Alan the runner-up on 5/6. Clive Goode took third place and earned a handicap reduction from 4.5 to 4, while Peter Wilson, Lawrence Whittaker and the manager Fergus McInnes suffered some upsets and found their handicaps going the other way. Fergus started off well by going to 4-back in turn 3 of his first game, and finished well with a +26 result against Lawrence, but what came in between was not up to the same standard; he and Peter and Alan had triple peel attempts, but none of these succeeded. With 2.5-hour time limits, 21 of the 36 games went to time, with the lowest aggregate score occurring in Ken Jones's 13-12 win over Roger Schofield.
Results aside, everyone seemed to have a good time; thanks go to all in the club who contributed to this through their work on lawn preparation and catering.
Final standings: Liz Wilson 6/6; Alan Wilson 5/6; Clive Goode 4/6; Roger Schofield 3/6; Richard Way 3/6; Terry Vernazza 3/6; Peter Moore 3/6; Ken Jones 3/6; Peter Wilson 2/6; Howard Bowron 2/6; Fergus McInnes 2/6; Lawrence Whittaker 0/6.