Surrey Open will take place one day, TJ, and keeps getting aired at committee level. I keep pressing, and am thrown the odd snippet of information now and again. The latest I've been able to wring out of anyone is that a suitable venue is the only stumbling block - somewhere nice like the golf club where Bucks held theirs last year. The first choice was a stately home, and the second was a school. Both fell through, but maybe third time lucky next year.
Still we're not doing bad on the Open front - the brand new Guernsey one in May, and talk of the Northants reinstating theirs.
Once again, a good and exciting day and thanks on behalf of the Redhill League to all who gave up their day to take part and make this event a success.
I can only provide a brief report, but Caroline has promised to forward her Excel sheet so I can put up a full transcript with scores, etc.
Just to say, then, that early form was reversed, in Group One Portsmouth A and Worthing making the early running, and Mid Sussex in Group Two, but the four semi-finalists who emerged were Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Redhill A and Redhill B.
Though both being 1-2 down in their Semi-Finals, Tunbridge Wells managed to turn it round against Brighton, and Redhill A the same against their own 'B' string.
That left the Final, which was eventually decided in favour of the hosts........
Team lineups: Tun Wells (R-up) : Martin Leach, Peter Sainsbury, Bryan Stevens, Doug Phillips, Martin Russell, Paul Sainsbury, Vinny Mitchell
Redhill A (Wnrs) : Vernon Sparkes, Gary Powell, Jason Wadsworth, David Jones, Paul Reece, Geoff Jukes, Dave Constable.
A great day out yesterday guys...many thanks to all :) I have only missed two competitions since this was played at Frenchies from the start... be to see it go !! Many happy days with friends, past and present will be remembered always. When you have played at Frenchies, Spring is on the way !!
Highest break awards for each of the teams taking part went to : Redhill B - Richard Plaw 6630 Portsmouth A - Tony Webster 3960 Worthing - Kevin Tunstall 9040 Brighton - Alan Messer 7740 Portsmouth B - Alan Peters 5050 Redhill A - Geoff Jukes 10,720 Tunbridge Wells - Doug Phillips 11,330 Mid Sussex - Kevin Hall 5610
(Thanks to Caroline for providing the information of which the above is an extract.)