This week saw the start of the Junior Handicap Trophy which last year only had 6 competitors. This year an amazing 34 of our youngsters ranging from 9 to 17years old have entered.
Saturday saw the last of the preliminaries and start of the first round matches and the handicapping wasn't far wrong with some really close matches. Some of the notable matches were:
Freddie Marlow vs Adam Stamp which went to 3 games, with Adam just holding out in the 3rd 14-12
Miles Jacklin vs Spike Marlow, with really close matches 9-11, 11-9, and 11-8.
Reigning champion, Billy Oliver played Patrick Bairstow with handicaps of -15 against +6. Billy took the first game 13-11, then Pat came back taking the 2nd 8-11. Billy dug in and eventually took the 3rd despite the crowd egging on his younger opponent, 11-8.
The remainder of the matches are taking place over the next few weeks with the final just before Family Night on 16th March - please come along and support!