Stephen Eastwick-Field Memorial Tournament 2010

Stephen Eastwick-Field memorial Tournament 2010


Held at the Whitehall Hotel, Bournemouth from 5th to 12th June 2010.


Photo of David Hodgkins v John Jenkins


With generous support from the Primary club.

16 Players competed in two sections of 8 in seven round all-play-all events.


In the top section competition was keen with the lead changing hands several times and it was not until the final round David Hodgkins established a half point advantage which won him the tournament with 5.5 from 7 followed by Steve Thacker 5 and Eamon Casey and Phil Gordon equal third on 4.5. The grading prize wnet to Phil smith.


Gary wickett, George Phillips and David Gibbs set the pace in the second section with Gary eventually winning with an excellent score of 6.5 from 7 followed by George on 6 and david 5.5. The grading prize was shared by Ann casey who only learned to play in January of this year and 21 year old Mike Lowery who was competing in his second competitive event. Apromising performance by both.

Photo of Gary Wickett

Our Arbiter was Peter Gibbs assisted by his wife Celia and by Norman andrews.


Several members attended coaching sessions conducted by tyson Mordue and stan Lovell.


As usual, in this event, there was a full social programme. The outing, by coach to Swanage, with a trip by steam on the Swanage railway to Corf Castle was greatly enjoyed. A dozen visited a matinee at the Pavillion theatre where Dawn, Photo of Gary Wickett v Ann Caseythe hotel manager, was performing in the musical 'The Producers'. Phil Smith's 'Quiz with a difference' encouraged us to excercise our powers of lateral thinking and Sheila's more conventional quiz was as popular as ever. 16 took part in the Domino evening conducted by Clive Hodgkins and many others did a turn in the concert conducted by our master of ceromonies, Joan Shorrock. Sheila ran her usual raffle which raised 96 for our funds.

The success of any such event depends on those who attend and on those who provide the services and facilities. One cannot praise too highly our wonderful associate members who contribute so much to all the events they attend, and, in the Whitehall hotel, we have found the winning combination of excellent food and service being provided by the most helpful and friendly staff you could wish to meet. One of our members remarked he had never seen so many smiling faces in the staff of a hotel.

Photo of Phil Gordon v Voldi Gailans

We are grateful to the Primary Club for the generous support they gave to this event and to David Bennett who spent most of the sunday morning with us observing the games in progress and taking photos for the Primary club newsletter and website.

Final scores:

Section A

5.5 David Hodgkins 1st

5 Steve Thacker 2nd

4.5 Eamonn Casey, Phil Gordon =3rd

2.5 Phil Smith (Grading Prize)

2 John Jenkins, Steve Brown, Voldi Gailans

Photo of George PhillipsSection B

6.5 Gary Wickett 1st

6 George Phillips 2nd

5.5 David Gibbs 3rd

4 Geoff Patching

2 Michael Lowery and Ann Casey (shared Grading Prize)

1.5 Richard Harrington

0.5 Dorothy Hodges

Photo of Steve Brown v Eamonn Casey

Stan Lovell
B.C.A. Publicity officer.












B.C.A. 2002 - 2010