Mixed Competition Presentation - L-R Lady Captain Diana Mindel, Viscountess Clifden Winners Suzie Willmott & Paul Clemens, Bannerman Trophy Winners Terry & Cath Buscombe, Club Captain Tony Mindel
After the first date for the final mixed competition of the year was cancelled, it was in the balance as to 'weather' or not this would go ahead due to Storm Callum. Thankfully, it was full steam ahead and eventually not a drop of rain in sight.
Up for grabs on the Church Course was the Viscountess Clifden trophies and it looked like Suzie Willmott, albeit with a different partner, was aiming to claim the prize again. To her credit that is exactly what she did ably assisted this year by Paul Clemens. Niblick is lead to believe that Paul 'mostly' followed the game plan, which enabled them to pip Rod Frost (who was Suzie's winning partner last year) and Sue Kingston-Frost to first place. So, the moral of the story is if you want to win the Viscountess Clifden trophy next year a safe bet is to partner Suzie!
The Bannerman Trophy on the other hand was a different kettle of fish entirely. It was a battle for first place between the Harper's and the Buscombe's and this time Cath & Terry Buscombe were the victor's. Unfortunately, Lorna & Frank lost out on countback, with both pair's scoring 38 points. The winning couple were highly delighted with their trophy, but Terry was even more so for being able to say a few words, which apparently 'doesn't happen very often'!
Well done everyone!
Winners - Suzie Willmott & Paul Clemens 35pts
Runner's Up - Rod & Sue Frost 33pts
Winners - Terry & Cath Buscombe 38pts on countback
Runner's Up - Lorna & Frank Harper 38pts