After a disappointingly low entry from Southern Federation Clubs this year, 8 teams from only 6 Clubs took part in the Solstice GC Doubles competition on Sunday 18 June. In sweltering heat, on very fast lawns and with hoops which seemed to get tighter as the day progressed, Manager Richard Jenkins’ format kept the tension going to the last round before the finalists were revealed as being Ryde 1 versus Ryde 2. In a nail-biting final, Ryde 2: Pam Sim and Nick Westmoor beat clubmates: Roy Tillcock and Vernon Gibbs 7 – 6. So the Solstice Cup went back over the water to the Isle of Wight. Wingrave 2 Rob Chatwin and Chris Harrison beat Harwell’s Steve Fisher and Mary-Elizabeth Shrewry for 3rd and 4th places respectively.