The St. Albans winners, L-R: Thomas Cullis, Jon Palin, Chris Frost, Heather Bennett
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St. Albans won the Chairman's Cup.
The winners of the regions three AC leagues comprising Bury St. Edmunds (Essex/Suffolk),
Peterborough (Norfolk/Cambs) and St. Albans (Beds/Herts) met at the Hunstanton Club on Saturday 28th September to
decide who would be declared the overall winners of the Chairman's Cup in a format comprising four players in which
each team played two doubles and four single games.
In the morning session which comprised solely of doubles play, St. Albans set a set a brisk pace
winning both their games with Peterborough close on their heels with one win. In the afternoon St. Albans maintained
their good form maintaining their 100% record by again winning all their games, running out the undisputed league
champions with Peterborough running in second place with 3 game wins.
Therefore St. Albans will go forward to represent the Eastern Region in the Secretary's Shield
Competition for 2014.
Jon Palin (2½), Chris Frost (6), Thomas Cullis (12), Heather Bennett (14)
Bury St. Edmunds
Tony Harvey (5), John Robinette (7), Edmé Robinette (14), Justin Blick-James (16)
Terrey Sparks (1), Adrian Kirby (1), Mike Bowser (3½), Keith Huggins (8)
Report and photo by Terrey Sparks
Area League Play-Off for the Chairman's Cup
The winning team from each Area, 1 (Beds & Herts.), 2 (Essex & Suffolk) and
3 (Norfolk & Cambs.),
will meet to determine the overall EACF league
The format will be normal
handicap games of 26pts, doubles in the morning and
single games in the afternoon. Singles games will be
double-banked and the duration of each game will be 3¼
A3 v C4
B3 v A4
C3 v B4
A draw will take place in the morning to determine
which teams will be designated A, B or C.
All teams will comprise of four players (no handicap
The Team Captain is to list his team in handicap order
before the start of play and hand it to the manager. (If
two or more players have the same handicap they can be
listed per that teams preference.)
The overall winner will be the team that has won the
most games. However,
If no winner can be determined then the who beat
whom rule will apply. However,
If still no winner can be determined then the
team with the fewest wins on time will be the
If the contest is still undecided, then a peg
shoot-out will be arranged by the Manager to
determine the winner.
The overall winner of the play-off will be presented
with the 'Chairmans Cup' to be held for one year and
will go forward to represent the Eastern Region in the
Secretary's Shield for the next year.