The draw produced some interesting pairings with pre-tournament favourites being either Neil Margerison/John Caudle or Phil Lyndon/Courtney Friend. The early rounds produced some fine fives but no surprise victories. The final between the youthful Randall/Kendall and a tiring Fredenham/Pulsford was nonetheless hard fought ending in a tie after 30 minutes. It took a further 6 minutes for the next match point, when a last edge sealed an unlikely victory for the elder pair.
FANCY DRESS FIVES
New rules were invented for the event which dictated that costumes impeding the ball were deemed a let these included Simon Randall’s pads, Phil’s breasts, Andrew Fraser’s bobble hat, Martin Lindsay’s yellow waders, Jim Fredenham’s skis and Bob Pace’s tri-cornered hat. Prizes were awarded in the pub afterwards with Chris Cernuschi taking top slot for his dainty Snow White costume. The judges felt that his outfit suited him and that his girly style of play matched his dress perfectly.