Scottish Masters 2017

20-21 May 2017, Meadows

The Masters took place at the Meadows over the weekend of 20-21 May.  The weather was poor on Saturday: damp, cold and even a hailstone shower late in the day.  Sunday was much improved, a lot warmer and plenty of sunshine.  Fourteen players came from far and wide to compete in this event; a team from Surbiton had played at the Meadows on Friday against the home club, all stayed to compete in the Masters.   James Hopgood won the trophy winning all his matches.  John-Paul Moberly won the handicapped horse race very quickly: in fact the race was won on Saturday.   He also had his handicap reduced automatically, now down to 2 - congratulations!

Play went on until late on Saturday, Jane Morrison had organized a running buffet come take away instead of the usual meal at a restaurant; this seemed to go well and might become a regular event at summer tournaments allowing play to continue to later in the evening.  A big thank you to all the players who helped the manager set out the lawns, especially the visitors, also the Meadows ladies who provided tea on Sunday and finally to the Morrisons who provided large cakes which were eagerly consumed.

John Surgenor
 

Results

  Games Wins Win % Results
James Hopgood 7 7 100.0% D. Houston +24, C. Morrison +13T (21-8), J-P. Moberly +17, G. Noble +14tp, J. Surgenor +16, I. Vincent +26tp, J. Morrison +20
Jane Morrison 5 4 80.0% M. Knapp +2T (22-20), G. Noble +17, G. Brightwell +24, J-P. Moberly +6, J. Hopgood -20
Campbell Morrison 7 5 71.4% C. Townsend +24, J. Hopgood -13T (8-21), I. Vincent +15, D. Houston +16, G. Noble -17, G. Brightwell +15, J. Surgenor +1T (17-16)
John Surgenor 6 4 66.7% J. Duguid +7T (22-15), G. Brightwell +12, M. Knapp +6T (22-16), J. Hopgood -16, G. Noble +1, C. Morrison -1T (16-17)
John-Paul Moberly 7 4 57.1% I. Vincent +25, A. Burn-Murdoch +14, J. Hopgood -17, A. Wilson +2T (21-19), M. Knapp +10, J. Morrison -6, G. Noble -10
George Noble 7 4 57.1% A. Burn-Murdoch +12, A. Wilson +12, J. Morrison -17, J. Hopgood -14tp, C. Morrison +17, J. Surgenor -1, J-P. Moberly +10
Alastair Burn-Murdoch 6 3 50.0% G. Noble -12, J-P. Moberly -14, J. Duguid +5T (19-14), G. Brightwell -15T (9-24), I. Vincent +15, A. Wilson +18
Alan Wilson 6 3 50.0% G. Brightwell +19, G. Noble -12, M. Knapp +5T (22-17), J-P. Moberly -2T (19-21), C. Townsend +1T (20-19), A. Burn-Murdoch -18
Ian Vincent 6 2 33.3% J-P. Moberly -25, D. Houston +11T (19-8), C. Morrison -15, A. Burn-Murdoch -15, J. Hopgood -26tp, G. Brightwell +23
David Houston 7 2 28.6% J. Hopgood -24, I. Vincent -11T (8-19), C. Townsend +1T (12-11), C. Morrison -16, J. Duguid -22, M. Knapp +17, M. Knapp -4T (17-21)
Graham Brightwell 7 2 28.6% A. Wilson -19, C. Townsend +8T (21-13), J. Surgenor -12, A. Burn-Murdoch +15T (24-9), J. Morrison -24, C. Morrison -15, I. Vincent -23
Janice Duguid 4 1 25.0% J. Surgenor -7T (15-22), A. Burn-Murdoch -5T (14-19), D. Houston +22, C. Townsend -7T (7-14)
Charlotte Townsend 4 1 20.0% C. Morrison -24, G. Brightwell -8T (13-21), D. Houston -1T (11-12), A. Wilson -1T (19-20), J. Duguid +7T (14-7)
Mary Knapp 6 1 16.7% J. Morrison -2T (20-22), A. Wilson -5T (17-22), J. Surgenor -6T (16-22), J-P. Moberly -10, D. Houston -17, D. Houston +4T (21-17)


The results are also on Croquet Scores.
 

Handicap Changes

John-Paul Moberly: 2½ to 2
Mary Knapp: 1½ to 2

 

James Hopgood receiving the trophy from John Surgenor

John-Paul Moberly and a bottle of wine