The Secretary’s Cup is such a wonderful format with players of all handicaps being paired up at random. This year we had handicaps ranging from 32 to 64. All of the group matches were incredibly close and the 5 pair play off group on the Sunday morning went down to the last match to decide a winner!
The first semi-final was between Kate Rowe & Charles O’Donnell against Martin Fox & Alex Maccallum. Kate and Charles were just a little too strong for Martin and Alex who had fought through the play off group and won 6/3. The second semi-final was the experienced pairing of Andrew Falk & Robert Dolman against Tim Armstrong & Stuart Allison and it was very close all the way to 4 all and then Stuart and Tim served some very tight railroads to close it out 6 games to 4.
The final really looked like it could go either way and was incredibly close. 1/0,1/1,2/1,2/2,3/2,3/3 and so on all the way to 7 all but it was Kate & Charles who held their nerve to save three match points against them the game before to close it out 8 games to 7!
A big thank you to everyone that played and made it such a great weekend and a huge thanks to Andrew & Sally Falk for tremendous lunches all weekend.