Having had an easy task to find a winner in Group ‘B’, the prospect of a 3-way tie in Group ’A’ was averted by Stephen beating me in the final game. Had Ron won, we would have had a situation of A beat B who beat C who beat A. The stated rules of largest hoop difference would have given the Group to Tony B but, because Ron lost to Stephen, Des wins the Group because he beat Tony.
That means that the final will be between Des, from group ‘A’, and Rhona, from Group ‘B’. Rhona won all her games. It was unfortunate that Joyce had to retire part way through, so her two results were discounted.
The final will take place on either lawn 1 or 2 next Sunday (28th) at 2.00 pm, unless Des gets into the Association final: in which case alternative arrangements may be needed for the Golf final. Whites will be worn please.
There were lots of close games and the weather was perfect throughout. Thanks to all for making it a successful preliminary encounter; congratulations to the two winners and we all hope that you have a good final on Sunday.
Note:- the final will consist of the best of three games; they will still be the best of 19 hoops but, with time limited, each game will be timed at 45 minutes.
Report by Ron George.