Eastwick-Field memorial Tournament 2010
the Whitehall Hotel, Bournemouth from 5th
to 12th June 2010.
generous support from the Primary club.
16 Players competed in two sections of 8 in seven round all-play-all
top section competition was keen with the lead changing hands several times
and it was not until the final round David Hodgkins established a half
point advantage which won him the tournament with 5.5 from 7 followed by
Steve Thacker 5 and Eamon Casey and Phil Gordon equal third on 4.5. The grading prize wnet to Phil smith.
wickett, George Phillips and David Gibbs set the pace in the second section
with Gary eventually winning with an excellent score of 6.5 from 7 followed
by George on 6 and david 5.5. The
grading prize was shared by Ann casey who only learned to play in January
of this year and 21 year old Mike Lowery who was competing in his second
competitive event. Apromising
performance by both.
Arbiter was Peter Gibbs assisted by his wife Celia and by Norman andrews.
members attended coaching sessions conducted by tyson Mordue and stan
in this event, there was a full social programme. The outing, by coach to Swanage, with a
trip by steam on the Swanage railway to Corf Castle
was greatly enjoyed. A
dozen visited a matinee at the Pavillion theatre where Dawn,
hotel manager, was performing in the musical 'The Producers'.
Phil Smith's 'Quiz with a difference' encouraged us to
excercise our powers of lateral thinking and Sheila's more conventional
quiz was as popular as ever.
16 took part in the Domino evening conducted by Clive
Hodgkins and many others did a turn in the concert conducted
by our master of ceromonies, Joan Shorrock. Sheila ran her usual raffle which raised
£96 for our funds.
success of any such event depends on those who attend and on those who
provide the services and facilities.
One cannot praise too highly our wonderful associate members who
contribute so much to all the events they attend, and, in the Whitehall hotel, we
have found the winning combination of excellent food and service being
provided by the most helpful and friendly staff you could wish to
meet. One of our members remarked he
had never seen so many smiling faces in the staff of a hotel.
are grateful to the Primary Club for the generous support they
gave to this event and to David Bennett who spent most of the
sunday morning with us observing the games in progress and taking
photos for the Primary club newsletter and website.
David Hodgkins 1st
Steve Thacker 2nd
Eamonn Casey, Phil Gordon =3rd
Phil Smith (Grading Prize)
John Jenkins, Steve Brown, Voldi Gailans
Gary Wickett 1st
George Phillips 2nd
David Gibbs 3rd
Michael Lowery and Ann Casey (shared Grading Prize)
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