The Geoff Perry Trophy

After twice being postponed due to heavy rain, the Geoff Perry Trophy finally took place on Saturday, in rather more pleasant early summer weather. With a new format for the 2014 season, pairs were drawn to bring stronger and weaker players together, to try and guarantee even sets where possible. The intent was for this to be a mixed tournament but with 10 Men and only 6 Ladies there were a couple of all male pairs.

After 3 rounds of closely fought sets the the only unbeaten pairs in the draw were Tom Lockey and Denise Ferriman and the all male pairing of Rick Drury and our senior statesman Jan Rek. In keeping with the rest of the day, the final was a very close affair, with Rick and Jan winning on a tie-breaker 7-6. The only thing to decide now, is which of them will be listed as the lady on our lovely new honours board, I’m sure we’ve all got our thoughts on this!

Thanks to all who took part to make this a thoroughly enjoyable and successful day, particularly Janet Perry who as well as taking part herself, was on hand to present the trophy. I’m sure Geoff would have approved.

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