Winner Tim Huston
The Div 4 singles were held from August 12th – 14th. The seven competitors were Ken McHugh, Roger Harris, Peter Beatty, Helen Killmier, Tim Huston, Jeff Baker and Linda Stone. Unfortunately, Linda had to withdraw on the last day.
The weather was fine during the three days, with a warm sunny day for the last day on Tuesday. Winner of the event was Tim Huston from Tea Tree Gully club. Tim won all his games and also achieved a break of seven and a break of eight. His handicap changed from 18 to 16. Tim was playing in his first major competition. Some of the other competitors were also playing in their first major competition and although they may have been frustrated with some of their games they all did very well. Ken, Helen, Roger and Peter all had 3 wins but Ken was runner-up on a count back of nett hoops. Jeff Baker was very pleased to make a break of six on the last day.
In past years it has been difficult to get players from this handicap range to enter competitions, with several events having to be cancelled due to lack of interest. Hopefully this will change now that the ice has been broken for some and it may encourage other to have a go. The J F Harvey Bronze Medal for 14+ handicap is coming up on October 16 – 18.