Results from Pendle Marathon Midweek Tournament (by Barbara Dutton 09/07/11)
The marathon 4 day Midweek Tournament in which 23 players from all the over the country finished on Friday just before another deluge. Players were alternately baked and drenched over the 4 days but only the thunderstorm on Tuesday drove them temporarily from the lawns, possibly because modern mallets have metal shafts, or possibly that the comment that the nearby metal chimney would probably be an easier target for the lightning was not believed.
There were 8 trophies to be competed for and the results were as follows:
Block A advanced for the Pendle Rose Bowl – Lionel Tibble from Northampton.
Block B advanced for the David Jenkinson Trophy – Peter Moore from Nottingham.
Low bisque Handicap for the Pennine Trophy – Barry Keen from Bowdon.
High bisque Handicap for the David Hoyle Trophy – Joe Lennon from Glasgow.
Doubles for the Woodlands plates – Peter Hallet from Bowdon and Fylde and David Turner from Pendle and Belsay Hall.
Fastest singles game in 23 minutes for the Egyptian Cup – Barry Keen from Bowdon.
The Addicts trophy for most games played – David Marsh from Wrest Park.
The Highest Overall Egyptian for the Irish Cup – Peter Moore from Nottingham.
The managers Peter and Liz Wilson thanked the club for the hospitality, wonderful state of the lawns and the catering. The club can only thank the managers for keeping this complicated and marathon event on track and in such good humour.