This year we had a full compliment of 8 pairs battling out to win the Robinson Trophy. There was some very good tennis played on the Saturday with Hereward Taylor & Robert Dolman extending their winning run to 7 matches after their success two weeks earlier in the Hennell Plate. The match of the day was Tim & Simon Armstrong against no2 seeds David Fortune & James Deuchar. James & David were looking like firm favourites as 5/2 in the first set but Tom & Simon fought back and took it 6/5 and then took the second set 6/4. On the Sunday the first Semi- final was between no1 seeds Nick Chambers & George Andrews against Adrian & Guy Warburton. It was very close early on in the first set but Nick & George were just too steady and won the match 6/2, 6/1. The second semi-final saw Tim & Simon Armstrong play a very good game to bring Hereward & Robert’s run to an end with a 6/1 6/3 victory. It would seem that the match rather took its toll on the father son partnership as in the final Nick & George were simply too good for them and won the match 6/1 6/2. Congratulations to the winners and especially to Nick Chambers who has won the trophy for two years in a row.
Thank you to Philip and Lyn Robinson for providing a great lunch and to those supporters.
Warburton/Warburton bt Muir/Fox 6/5 6/0
N Chambers/Andrews bt Allison/O’Donnell 6/0 6/2
R Dolman/H Taylor bt Falk/Bevan-Thomas 6/3 3/6 6/3
Armstrong/Armstrong bt D Fortune/Deuchar 6/5 6/4
N Chambers/Andrews bt Warburton/Warburton 6/2 6/1
Armstrong/Armstrong bt H Taylor/R Dolman 6/1 6/3
N Chambers/Andrews bt Armstrong/Armstrong 6/2, 6/1