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SUMMARY 2020

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
AC 3 & Under Singles Tim Murphy Alan Honey


DETAILED RESULTS 2020

AC 3 & Under Singles, 8th - 9th February 2020

The 3 and under singles event was held at Tempe on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of February. You might remember that weekend - it was when Warragamba went from 42% to 65% full.

We had a full field of 15, playing 3 blocks of 5, with the winners of each block and the best second to play knockout semi-finals and final, with other knockouts for lower places. There was a strong field with the top 2 seeds in each block comprising NSW State Team players and the team coach. Competition for the best second as well as group winner figured to be tough.

Saturday we played 4 games with time limits of 2 hours 15 minutes. The weather initially was not too bad, with occasional showers, but the rain set in after lunch - all up Tempe received around 100 mls of rain. At least there was little wind and mid-20s temperature, so we just became wet, but not too uncomfortable. Despite the tricky conditions no games went to time, and the 4 rounds completed easily.

Sunday was rather a different story. It started raining heavily, and became heavier and windier and colder as the day progressed. The battle for qualification was indeed close, as expected. Alison Sharpe and Alan Honey qualified easily with 4 wins in their blocks. In the other block, Jim Nicholls with 3 wins and +29 net hoops edged out Alix Verge with 3 wins and +28 hoops. Was that enough for a best second? No, Peter Landrebe finished second in his block also with 3 wins and +28 hoops... But with 7 more gross hoops. But wait a moment - the last qualifying game was still in progress, and Tim Murphy managed a win to get to 3 wins and +31 hoops, to take the best second position at the death. Alison as top qualifier chose Tim in the semi-final, and Tim eked out a small win in a match where each player looked likely to win at times. In the other semi-final Alan beat Jim in double quick time with a triple peel, his 3rd in 5 matches. In the final, Alanís form left him and Tim won 26-4. The two Canberra players then headed off in torrential rain for home.

By the time the semi-final and final were played the rain was almost horizontal and very heavy (200 mls in the day). Amazingly, the lawns remained playable throughout, a tribute to the standard of the lawns at Tempe now. A few years ago lawn 1 in particular (where the final was played) would have been unplayable for most of the weekend.

The conditions deterred most of the other competitors from playing on, but Peter Landrebe beat Mike Hughes comfortably for the Y event.

Despite the conditions the event was played in good spirits and at a high standard. Congratulations to the winner, Tim Murphy and runner up Alan Honey, bock winners Alison Sharpe and Jim Nicholls, and winner of the Y, Peter Landrebe.

Mike Hughes
Manager

AC 3 & Under Singles
Blue Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL AH MH MG GB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 926262638759282
Alan Honey226 26TP26TP26410427771
Mike Hughes3208 262628064163
Mike Gidding41188 2615383-304
Gerard Barry52245 013104-915

AC 3 & Under Singles
Red Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN AV RL JB BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 9262626TP38758291
Alix Verge226 2622638052282
Rosemary Landrebe3913 2626TP2747134
John Bartrop4202613 2628562233
Barbara McDonald53468 021104-835

AC 3 & Under Singles
Black Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS RE TM DS NT Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 26262626410416881
Rob Elliott20 1426262666423
Tim Murphy3526 26TP2638352312
David Stanton4353 2013188-574
Nerida Taylor587910 03498-645

AC 3 & Under Singles
X Finals
 Alison Sharpe
 Tim Murphy
26-20
 Tim Murphy
26-4
 Tim Murphy
 Jim Nicholls
 Alan Honey
26TP-0
 Alan Honey

AC 3 & Under Singles
Y Finals
 Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
26TP-4
 Mike Hughes