Hamish Duguid Handicap Weekend

19-20 September 2020, Balgreen and Meadows

Stefan Colling from Glasgow won the Hamish Duguid weekend with a total of five wins – only Roger Binks managed to defeat him in a very close game at Balgreen on Sunday. The format of the weekend was dictated by the need for social distancing and Covid-19 rules were strictly enforced by the Meadows and Balgreen Covid officers. Sixteen players were divided into four blocks on the Saturday with the block winners progressing to Block A on the Sunday, the players coming second progressing to Block B and so on. Stefan and John Owen both had two wins in Block A but Stefan’s superior net points won him the bottle of wine, presented by Janice Duguid, and a well deserved handicap reduction to 9.

Three players in Block B were tied on two wins each but Alistair Malcolm’s net points won him the bottle of wine there. Block C was won easily by Calum Worsley on three wins. Calum and Kevin Russell had stepped in at the last minute for Jola and Jamieson who had retired after day one. Block D was won by Alastair Burn-Murdoch with three wins. Several triples were attempted (mainly in this block) but only two successful ones were completed over the weekend, both by James Hopgood.

£340 was raised in entry fees for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland charity and donated to them in memory of Hamish. Other players donated anonymously and brought the total to nearly £500. Thank you to everybody for your generosity.

Jane Morrison

Stefan Colling

Results

SATURDAY

Block 1 (Balgreen) JO RSR KW BB Wins Net
John Owen (2)   +3 +2 +4T
(25-21)
3 +9
Rosemary Saunders Robertson (3) -3   +8 +14 2 +19
Kevin Wright (9) -2 -8   -4T
(14-18)
0 -14
Bruce Bennet (22) -4T
(21-25)
-14 +4T
(18-14)
  1 -14

 

Block 2 (Balgreen) AW BS JL BC Wins Net
Alan Wilson  (2½)   +10 -25 -1 1 -16

Bill Strachan (7)

-10   +17T
(25-8)
-2T
(21-23)
1 +5
Joe Lennon (11) +25 -17T
(8-25)
  -9T
(7-16)
1 -1
Brian Cosford (12) +1 +2T
(23-21)

+9T
(16-7)
  3 +12

 

Block 3 (Meadows) JH AM RB JJ Wins Net
James Hopgood (-2)   -26 -26 +14tp 1 -38
Alistair Malcolm (4½) +26  

+2T
(23-21)

-9 2 +19
Roger Binks (9) +26 -2T
(21-23)
  +3 2 +27
Jola Jurasinska (14) -14tp +9 -3   1 -8

 

Block 4 (Meadows) ABM DH SC JW Wins Net
Alastair Burn-Murdoch (-½)   -26 -26 +13 1 -39
David Houston (4) +26   -26 -3T
(19-22)
1 -3
Stefan Colling (10) +26 +26   +3 3 +55
Jamieson Walker (14) -13 +3T
(22-19)
-3   1 -13

 

SUNDAY

Block A (Balgreen) JO SC RB BC Wins Net
John Owen (2)   -24 +3 +20 2 -1
Stefan Colling (9) +24   -2T
(19-21)
+16 2 +38
Roger Binks (9) -3 +2T
(21-19)
  -4T
(17-21)
1 -5
Brian Cosford (12) -20 -16 +4T
(21-17)
  1 -32

 

Block B (Meadows) RSR DH AM BS Wins Net
Rosemary Saunders Robertson (3)   -8 -2 -6 0 -16
David Houston (4) +8   -19 +6 2 -5
Alistair Malcolm (4½) +2 +19   -6 2 +15
Bill Strachan (7) +6 -6 +6   2 +6

 

Block C (Meadows) CW KR JL BB Wins Net
Calum Worsley (8)   +17 +12 +8 3 +37
Kevin Russell (10) -17   -12 -7T
(18-25)
0 -36
Joe Lennon (11) -12 +12   +1T
(18-17)
2 +1
Bruce Bennet (22) -8 +7T
(25-18)
-1T
(17-18)
  1 -2

 

Block D (Balgreen) JH ABM AW KW Wins Net
James Hopgood (-2)   -17 +5tp -26 1 -38
Alastair Burn-Murdoch (-½) +17   +14 +4 3 +35
Alan Wilson (2½) -5tp -14   -26 0 -45
Kevin Wright (9) +26 -4 +26   2 +48


The results are also available on Croquet Scores.