The men’s washroom refurbishment is ongoing. Unfortunately it is taking longer than expected and we don’t have a completion date yet but are doing our utmost to get the work finished as soon as possible.
We also have a new fridge now (as you will have noticed if you’ve been in the clubhouse recently) – it should be installed next week once the old fridge is removed.
This morning all the bulbs in the floodlights have been replaced and the lamps all cleaned. This should make things better for evening events. The true test will come when it gets dark and they are switched on! There are some photos on the photos page to give an idea of what was involved in doing that work.
We had a good men’s pairs tournament on Saturday. Eighteen teams competed with strong contingents from Oshawa, Whitby, Peterborough, Port Hope and even from Wisconsin, as Steve Nelson, a team USA player, partnered with the District Chair Rick Tompkins. There were also 5 teams from our club.
Jim Gordon is a past President of our club and it was great to welcome back Jim and his wife Ruth as sponsor of this tournament for the 23rd year.
Last year’s winners, Norm Smith and Bob Matthews of Peterborough returned to defend the trophy but in a really close contest they lost out by one point to Frank Mayall and Ron Adams of Whitby. Both teams finished the tournament with a perfect 3 wins but Mayall accumulated 44 points throughout the day to Smith’s 43.
The leading Cobourg team was that of Roy Thorneycroft and Vince Tamburello (pictured right) – they finished in fifth place with 2 wins and 42 Points. After losing their first game they claimed the notable scalp of Nelson in the second round beating him by 14-12 and then won their final game 18-12. Congratulations to them.
Full results are available on the results page and some more photos on the Photos page.
Martin Foxhall was competing with District 11 colleagues in The Provincial Fours at the weekend. Unfortunately they could not repeat their gold medal win from last year and they finished in the Bronze medal position
Finally OLBA E bulletin #9 is available if you click here.