The Handicap league North vs South final was played on Sunday 18th October at Hamptworth between Hamptworth and Phyllis Court.
This turned out to be an incredibly exciting match.
In game one, Richard Peperell (PC) played Chris Weedon (H). Their game went to +1 on time with Richard edging it on a golden hoop. Meanwhile in game two between Raghu Iyer (PC) and Nick Beard (H) a similar battle ended +1 to Nick on golden hoop.
Hamptworth 1 – Phyllis Court 1
In the deciding game, Chris Roberts (PC) and Tim O’Donnell (H) slugged it out. It could have gone either way but eventually Tim and Hamptworth prevailed.
Winner: Hamptworth was declared the overall winner of the SCF 2020 Handicap League.
With the continued easing of government guidelines relating to Covid-19, the SCF committee have decided to re-start the AC leagues. There are currently no restrictions that would disallow singles matches in each league taking place, providing guidelines covering social distancing while playing and travelling are met.
A number of clubs have chosen not to participate due to logistical challenges and constraints at home facilities.
Whether there is enough time to fully complete all the matches is a moot point. By restarting now however, at least some competitive matches may be salvaged. Participating clubs should to follow a “best effort” approach to schedule and play their matches. Trophies will be awarded where a league is completed.