Grass Roots Final

September 12th 2018

The club hosted the final of the CA Grass Roots Competition on Sunday 9th September. The 16 competitors had won their way through the preliminary rounds at their own clubs and included players from as far afield as Bury and Hunstanton. Bath were represented by Mary Bertin, Sue Andrew, Jennie Pope-Saunders and Brenda Gray.
The morning session consisted of four blocks of four players on an all play all basis. Jennie and Mary both won all their matches in the morning to go through to the main knockout competition. Sue and Brenda went into the plate competition.
After an excellent lunch provided by Sue Hoskins, Lynne Passfield and Miriam Bolger (see photos in gallery) the knockout rounds commenced. Mary lost her Q/F match to Jean Cording of Dowlish Wake 7-5, blaming after lunch syndrome but Jennie beat Madeleine Probert from Phyllis Court by the same score. In the semi finals Jennie had a very close battle with Jean Cording before the latter won at the golden hoop. Jennie won her 3rd/4th play-off match against Neil Stewart (Eynsham) 7-3 whilst Mary finished 7th and Brenda beat Sue in their play-off for 13th position.
In the final Jean Cording beat Michael Christmas (Phyllis Court) 7-5 after a very long game to win the trophy (see gallery for photo) which was presented by Brian Wilson on behalf of the CA.