It was the final round of the series in the Colonel’s and Metropole Cups this Saturday. The series started way back in April with 8 rounds played through the summer months. There has been a mixture of conditions to play in and this week was no different with a warm but windy day and some heavy showers later in the afternoon. This week 55 members entered the two cups with the top places in the series still to fight for.
In the Colonels Cup Norman Evans and Steve Buse were ahead of the rest of the field by 4 points. Norman played early morning and was uncontended until late in the afternoon when Steve came in from the rain. Norman just held the lead on countback with 32 points to take 1st place and Steve has to settle for 2nd place. In 3rd place Russel Combellack scored 28 points with Julian Darnell, Dennis Brown and Dave Pooley all behind him on countback all with 28 points.
In the Metropole Cup, Pete George took the top spot this week with 28 points, followed by Kevin Richards in 2nd place with 27 points and Tony Rounsevell and Keith Searle fighting over countback to take 3rd and 4th respectively with 25 points each.
John Arnold wins the Colonel’s Cup Series for 2016, he finished 4 points clear at the top of the table with 75 series points. John was in a strong position at the top of the table and did not need to defend his lead in the last round. Steve Buse finished 2nd in the Series with 66 points, he did all he could in the final round gaining 20 series points to improve his total by 6 but could not catch John at the top. In 3rd place Rod Frost finished with 65 series points.
The Metropole Series winner for 2016 is Andy Griffiths, having won 2 rounds in July he was fairly safe at the top of the table with 73 series points. Ryan Perring finished 2nd in the Series with 70 points, just ahead of Keith Thompson also on 70 points with the placing decided on the best 5th score. Kevin Richards moved up to 4th place thanks to his win on Saturday which improved his series score by 4 points.
The results tables for the Colonel’s and Metropole Series can been seen under ‘extras’.