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On 13th April, Frinton entertained Chelmsford, Colchester and The Warren in the annual Quadrangle match. This was the 31st holding of the match for the salver. It consists of 8 pairs stableford foursomes with all pairs points to count, so everyone has to try for all 18 holes so as to not let down their club co-players. It was played on another typical Frinton day, a two club wind from the North East and a temperature of about 8 degrees, feeling like minus 8.
In the photo: Ginny Richardson and Sarah Taylor and the Frinton Quadrangle team at the dinner following the match
Frinton players, as you can imagine, were best suited to the conditions, and Frinton were comfortable winners with their 8 pairs accumulating 228 points, Chelmsford finished second 15 points behind on 213, The Warren third on 210, and Colchester last on 206.
The backbone of our win was the fact that our lowest pair scored 25 points, whilst the other teams all had a pair with points in the teens.
The best pair of the day were Wayne De’ath and Deborah Tanner from Frinton on 33 points. So congratulations to Frinton, the first time we have won in 8 years!!! When as you guessed it was played at Frinton as well.
A special thanks goes to Marilyn Clarke for choosing the pairs, which comprised of Ian Chamberlain and Lynda Boland, Simon Martin-Redman and Judy Taylor, Simon Partridge and Jemma Jackson, Luc Gagne and Tracey Taylor, Wayne De’ath and Deborah Tanner, Steve and Yvonne Davies, David Baker and Angela Low and finally James Hide and Ginny Richardson.
Thanks to Peter and Alison Taggart for running the scorers desk.
Lynda Boland presented the prizes to the winning team.
Now for the Boudica Trophy at Harwich and Dovercourt on June 1st…
A couple of weeks ago, Frinton ladies played for the prestigious Van Zwannenburg Bowl, a medal competition for winners and runners-up of monthly medals over the past year. Ginny Richardson took home the trophy with a nett score of 80. Sarah Taylor won the medal event with a 78, but she wasn’t eligible to win the silverware. Jan Harrison finished second on count back in the medal with a score of 80, just ahead of Deborah Tanner.
More recently the ladies vied for the McMIllan Spoon in an 18-hole stableford competition. Sarah Taylor had another good day, winning it with 30 points. Angela Vaughan was in second place with 28 points. And third place went to Jemma Jackson with 27 points.
A couple of Sundays ago, the Frinton Leslie Wood team travelled to The Essex for the first round. The weather deteriorated rapidly. By mid-morning the rain was lashing down. Despite this, Frinton dominated the foursomes with Rob Long and Murray Northover, Alan Morrison and Nick Brown, David Partridge and Karl Pritchard, and Bill Burns and Ian Chamberlain all having good wins. So by mid day Frinton was ahead 3 ½ - 1 ½, an amazing performance away in the rain.
As predicted the opposition put their strongest players out first in the singles, and Ian Chamberlain was the only winner in the afternoon. Final score 9 ½ - 5 ½ to The Essex. But a great effort all the same.
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