Reg Bamford again won the AC Open Singles Championship at Surbiton, beating long-standing rival Robert Fulford -3sxp, +25sxp, +24sxp, +19sxp. Nottingham member Paddy Chapman had been narrowly beaten in an exciting and tight-fought semi-final -4, +19sxp, +26sxp, -20, -16sxp. Alain Giraud, also of Nottingham, had been beaten by Bamford in the quarter-finals.
The extraordinary number of sextuple peels in the tournament (unimaginable a decade ago) reflects the very high calibre of the entry, improvements in capabilities of top players, the conditions at Surbiton and also the use of the super-advanced version of the game which makes it more worth attempting.
The Plate was won by Jamie Burch and the Z event by Joel Taylor.
Full results available here.