Several Nottingham players were in contention for the British Open GC Championship held at Southwick between 19 - 24 June 2018. Rachel Gee, Richard Bilton, Ian Burridge and Will Gee all managed to win through the blocks to the last 16 knockout. Only Ian Burridge managed to get through the first round only to lose to the runner-up of the event John-Paul Moberly in the second round. Reg Bamford won the champioship and Richard Bilton won the Bowl. Euan Burridge also entered and finished a creditable 5th in his block whilst taking a couple of notable victories.
Nottingham CC won their 2nd round Mary Rose match in a convincing manner 5-0 winners over Pendle CC on Friday 21st June 2018 at Pendle.
Nottingham were 2-0 up at lunch, the doubles Ian Vincent (0) / Clive Goode (0.5) v Robert Essler (1) / Roger Scofield (2) being pegged down and ultimately unfinished.
Ian Draper (2) beat Paul Dowdall (8) +19
Dave Gunn (1) beat Gary Wilson (9) +17
The afternoon games saw Ian Vincent beat Robert Essler +9
Clive Goode beat Roger Scofield +2
Dave Gunn beat Paul Dowdall +26
Ian Draper v Gary Wilson - unfinished
As per normal the visitors enjoyed a delicious lunch and for once it is recorded that the match was played in glorious sunny conditions.
Beatrice lost to Louise Bradforth (Bristol) 26-23, 15-26, 6-26 in the final of the knockout of the CA Womens AC Championship played 13-17 June 2018 at Budleigh Salterton.
James Death won the CA Men's AC Championship held at Budleigh Salterton 13-17 June 2018. James beat Mark Suter (Cheltenham) 26qnp-0, 26qp-0, 25-26, 26qpo-14 in the final of the knockout. The scoreline indicates that James was on top form, including an exhibition of peeling, par excellence.
Three Nottingham players played in the AC Home Internation Event held at Bowdon on 9th - 10th June 2018. Miranda Chapman (England), Ian Burridge (Wales, Capt) and Peter Moore (Ireland) represented their country, England won the event, winning all three Tests.