Just back from another excellent weekend in Guernsey, as always the welcome was amazing, the hotel (Les Rocquettes) was really good and the competition was well organised and run - a big thank you to all involved with setting up the tables (which were the usual mixture that means that the winner has to be able to adapt) and especially to those on the Admin Desk (Luke, Sue, Tom and Bob most of the time) for all of their hard work.
Congratulations to Nigel on completing a wonderful double winning both the singles and the pairs (with Alan), he was certainly on great form all weekend and fully deserved both victories over the weekend, well done to the runners-up and to those that made the latter stages of all the competitions.
World Champion - 2014 Oxon Open Winner - 2014 AEBBA Mixed Pairs Winner - 2014 (with Colleen Park) Highest Break - 23,930 (Brighton League @ Albion Fishersgate 18/05/2016) Bucks Plate Winner - 2009 & 2010 (The ONLY player to ever "successfully" defend a Plate Competition!)
Margo and Tommo would like to express our thanks too. Not only to the Guernsey BBA who once more staged a top-drawer tournament, but also to our tour operator and Les Rocquettes Hotel for making our stay so enjoyable.
Arranging the extra day's stay due to the (understandably) cancelled Monday ferry proved relatively painless, and when Margo left a travel bag behind, the hotel couriered it to us f.o.c. to our place in the queue where we were waiting to board. This was to be our last year, but with that sort of service, who knows ?
Great to meet up with old friends once again and well done to ALL the weekend's achievers, including those who managed to win against the odds.