On Friday 27th May 2016 the club held it’s Annual Handicap singles tournament for members. Poorly attended this year with only 5 entrants but they were from a range of nights and much fun was had by all.
The tournament was run in a relaxed and informal manner with Tony Durbin and Ian Sills the tops seeds on -6 with Martin Proctor not far behind on -4.
After a hard fought group stage where everyone played everyone else we emerged with Tony, Ian and Santosh all having won 4 out of 5 games! Ian lost to Santosh 21-20 (after being 20-16 up, doh!), Tony lost to Ian 21-20 and Tony beat Santosh.
After a bit of discussion and more to continue the fun games than find a winner the three joint winners decided a further group of three was in order.
Santosh played admirably, loosing narrowly to Ian and then Tony. This then left the final game for the title. Ian vs Tony. Tony’s sadistic streak came into play insisting on starting the 7th and final game from -6 all!
After a tight game all the way through with no player ever getting more than 3 points clear the game came down to a final point at 20-20 to decide the winner. A long and gruelling point ensued with Tony finishing champion after a slightly fortunate cross court frame shot and Ian finishing on the next court after a fruitless chase!
Hoping for more entries next year!