The High Wycombe series of winter tournaments draws towards its close. Saturday saw the last of the level play events, a day enjoyed by eight people with handicaps of 5 or higher. Three were visitors from Caversham. It's always good to welcome people from other clubs.
The weather provided rather more moments of sharp showers than had been forecast, but players had been prudent and brought wet weather gear. By the end of the morning rounds, David Dibben and Mike Vickery had established strong positions to win their respective blocks. But it was "the other Vickery", Kay, who came from 2nd place to beat Mike and so go into the final against David. Unsurprisingly, that game went to the 13th hoop, David winning in a tense battle there. Congratulations, David.
Meanwhile, in another part of the forest (see A A Milne), tournament manager Chris was getting some excellent 1:1 coaching on refereeing from Ian Shore, who was himself multi-tasking with giving refereeing decisions for the players. Qualified referee Brian Jamieson also joined in the learning sessions, to everyone's advantage.
A rich, enjoyable day. One more tournament to go.