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The Allan Wilson Classic 2014

'A visitors birds eye view'

The first Allan Wilson Classic will be long remembered by all the participants for the friendly, happy and enjoyable atmosphere both on and off the courts.

The week started with a Welcome party on the Sunday evening. David Boyd, the Bowls President welcomed everyone to the club followed by Phyl Russell, Captain of the Croquet section. The games began the following day with Johan doing a wonderful job in chasing the players onto their respective courts. There were Referees in abundance, each court had a referee, which at times proved a bit too much for some, especially when mallets were held high in both games. Double banking always means delays but nevertheless all the games were finished at a reasonable hour at the end of each day.



The new rule on handicaps changing on reaching a trigger point during a tournament was not well accepted. A vote was taken by all the Referees at the end of the tournament on this and the vote went 13 to 1 to reverting back to changing handicaps at the end of a tournament based on the index at that time.

The ladies in the kitchen under the control of Mary McGhie, did their usual wonderful job in keeping us all fed and watered and Noeline, when not playing was helping to fill in results on the board. Jill Pople kept all the Referees in order with the help of her 2nd in charge, Richard Prosser.

Tuesday evening was the usual quiz night with no other than Warwick (ex Highlander) arriving to run the quiz. He was greeted with lots of applause and took the time to greet all the players that he knew from previous Highlanders. The quiz was a very close affair with only 3 points separating the top 4 teams. The winners were the Fish Hoek team with the H.Villagers a close second.

With the closure of The Highlander, the longtime sponsors of the same named event, there was doubt that the tournament would even happen. Then Jill Wilson stepped into the breach and named the tournament after her Late husband Allan, who was well known to all of us. Jill's enthusiasm was evident from day 1, each day Jill would be there watching and helping, this carried on through to the prize-giving on Saturday evening when the Port Alfred Bowls and Croquet Club room was transformed from very ordinary to almost a night club atmosphere. On arrival everyone was offered a glass of sherry in an engraved glass honoring the event. The prize table looked wonderful with all the many trophies surrounded by glasses filled with chocolates and wrapped with silver and gold ties. Candles, table decorations, complimentary bottles of wine on the beautiful white tablecloths along with brightly coloured napkins all helped to make this a memorable evening.

A big, big, thank you from all the visitors, to everyone who helped to make the week such a memorable one, the date for the 2015 event has been diarized and we hope to meet up with all of you again then.

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