Ian Lines still Managing and Winning (07 June 09) by Barbara Dutton
The CA Advanced Tournament, 6th -7th June, held at Earby, brought 12 players of the highest standards from all over the country from Edgbaston and Shrewsbury to Crake and Middlesborough with players from closer to home from Southport, Bowdon, Fylde and Bury.
Ian Lines from Bowdon both managed the tournament and went on to retain the David Openshaw Trophy as overall winner.
Dave “Nick” Nicholson from Crake won the Chris Hudson Trophy for the fastest game in a blistering 35 minutes.
Lee Hartley from Fylde won the A class gaining the Chris Clarke Trophy
Liz Wilson also from Fylde won the B Class Jeremy Dyer Trophy.
Day one was miserable, cold and wet but in spite of this the lawns played well. Day two saw better weather for the final day.