Rob Fulford won East Midlands Championship

Rob Fulford beat our member James Death +25sxp -18tp +14oqp in the play-off of the East Midlands Championship, after James had beaten David Maugham in the final of the draw, but lost to Rob in the final of the process. James Hopgood won the flexible swiss plate.

Conditions were dry, hot and sunny throughout, though the lawns were still relatively soft after recent rain. Rob certainly seemed to find them easy, completing a record 7 sextuples over the three day weekend. Several of them resulted from his variation of the "Ladies" leave, but with the opponents at hoops 1 and 4, wired by hoop 4, rather than across hoop 1.

"Rain" briefly stopped play halfway through the middle day when a large audience watched Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Ian Malcolm formally switch on the Club's Sport England-funded irrigation system, drawing water pumped from
sandstone aquifers 30 metres below University Boulevard.