Hi Trying to do a date list for our Sussex AGM and sort our inter-league fixtures. Can anyone let me know if the date has been fixed for the 2010 Redhill invitation Thanks Jean
Having now touched base with our Chairman, Gary Powell, I can now give details of two of the three special Redhill weekends.
The weekend in April where we held the BIOC Ladies at the Frenches Club (the last competition to be held there) is up for discussion and may be switched to the Limes (where the Frenches' table has found a resting place).
So these dates are definite : Sat 23rd Jan 2010 - One-Day Mixed Doubles Sun 24th Jan 2010 - The Redhill Team Invitation.
Sat 8th May 2010 - Surrey One-Day Inter-League Sun 9th May 2010 - The 2nd Surrey Open.
We have booked 8 tables with Brian Daniels (pp the AEBBA) for the first weekend, and 10 tables for the second weekend. St Nicholas School, Mestham will be the venue for both.
Sunday 24th Jan 2010 - Redhill Invitation Team Event, at St Nicholas's School, Merstham. 11.30 sharp for 12.00 start.
The following teams have been invited and where confirmed are shown in yellow :
1. Brighton - confirmed by Gina Sherrat 2. Mid Sussex - confirmed by Lorraine Hall Portsmouth - withdrawn, unable to provide a side. 3. Redhill 'A' - confirmed by Colin Robbins 4. Tunbridge Wells - confirmed by Pete Sainsbury 5. Worthing - confirmed by Kevin Tunstall 6. Horsham - confirmed by Vernon Sparkes 7. Redhill 'B' - confirmed by Richard Plaw Littlehampton - declined, unable to accept at short notice Worthing 'B' - declined, unable to accept at short notice 8. Oxford - confirmed by Sean Stratford
A fun event, one of the best on the Surrey calendar. Catering and bar arrangements will be along the lines of the Surrey Open back in May. (Used to be played at the Frenches which has now closed).
With the extra tables available this year, we are investigating a schedule where all teams can play all, meaning everyone gets 7 games!
Another excellent day of bar billiards at St Nicholas School, to complete a hectic weekend..................
Redhill A(team: Dave Constable, Geoff Jukes, Gary Powell, David Jones, Terry Oakley, Jason Wadsworth, Jim Greensted) regained their own Invitation Title last won two years ago, and Worthing(team: Kevin Tunstall, Ian Lelliott, Tony Lewis, Dave Ingram, Dave France, Hayley Tunstall and Nick Brown) were worthy Runners-up. Third place went to Mid Sussex. Redhill B won the drinking ! and I think Oxford again won the 'most Butterscotch Tart' challenge. ;D
Highest break awards for each of the teams taking part went to :
Redhill A - Geoff Jukes Worthing - Kevin Tunstall Mid Sussex - Kevin Hall Brighton - Steve Aylmore Horsham - Ricky Dewdney Oxford - Simon Ellam Tunbridge Wells - Pete Sainsbury Redhill B - Richard Plaw
The usual thank-yous etc to the Organisers, and as mentioned before the table hire went smoothly (plaudits to Dave Alder and his helpers) which bodes well for the future of the game.
Good to see Gina Sherrat there, thanks to all who took part, and our special mention for Oxford (Mark Trafford, Simon Ellam and Sean and Lewis Stratford) for once again making the journey down the M40 to make up a full complement of teams.
Another well organised day, good competition and Redhill A deserved winners on day. Thanks to those who put themselves out to organise this great day, the venue although not quite as good as Frenches is an able substitute. Yes Clive great to see Gina there and as always a privelege to play along side her, she is one hell of a lady.
the venue although not quite as good as Frenches is an able substitute.
Thanks for your diplomacy, TJ, in only 'hinting', but this is why i invited comment. Yes, Horsham too said they had preferred the Frenches, where everything was 'closer to hand'. The school did have a problem with the heating of the hall - maybe it was a 'cunning plan' to lure people to cosy warmth of the canteen ! ;) This is a point which will be recorded and hopefully redressed for the future. :-/
Great moment when Gary and DC moved to the far corner of the stage to make Richard's walk to collect his trophy that little bit longer ! ;D He just about managed to walk in a straight line......(don't think Wilko would have managed it, tho') :o
Thoroughly enjoyable day and great fun had. My first competition entered without drinking and it was funny to see other people getting drunk while i stayed sober, although i can now see what i am usually like at the end of a tournament ;D Thanks for the invite and hope to get a bit more notice next year if offered a place :)
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