2010 Inaugural Cup

The round-robin mixed pairs the Inaugural Cup was played on Monday 22nd and Friday 26th February during lovely sunny days. Twenty pairs took part playing three games of maximum eight ends each day.

The first day the leaders were Alan and Pat Deacon, closely followed by Roy and Patsy Tonkin and in third place Colin Wright and Pat Beattie, all winning their three games.

The second day was played on the newly refurbished green which athough was a little slippery in places was playing well. It must be said that you will never please everyone and some players will argue with this statement, depending on their skill sets on the day. Anyway thanks Les Pratchett and Jim Pike for their dedicated work on the greens. To get back to the competition, Rod band Viv Sykes, Norman and Maureen Atkins were equal leaders on points and shot difference. With Colin and Pat again in third place.

As points are awarded for wins, draw and ends won, one can never really predict the eventual winners. This proved to be the case with the final game of the competition giving different feelings of pleasure and disappointment. The eventual clear winners were Alan and Pat Deacon with second and third separated by shot difference putting Maureen and Norman Atkins in second place and Colin Wright and Pat Beattie third.

A wonderful day had by all which Jim Pike expressed and gave thanks to Maureen Atkins and myself for the running of the competition. I was then delighted in introducing a founder member of our club, Dorothy Webber, lovingly called ‘Dot’ to present the prizes and the cup which her and her late husband, Harry donated in 1997. It was great to see her so well and enjoying life to the full. It was also nice to see ex-members, Norman Stocks and his wife Ellie who brought Dot to the club. Norman who partnered Pat Beattie won this competition in 1999.

Vic Parsons

ALBC Press Officer

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