Have played in this event previously and always enjoy playing at Rich River (Echuca – Moama) and the drive across the Riverina Plains through Conargo.
Played on one of the best surfaces in Australia, with relatively easy hoops, one can only blame one’s self for errors.
Started with a triple peel and then put down the opportunity for another in the second game after a hampered shot around the peg. A steady 3rd game before making the fatal mistake of leaving 2 balls in court in a 2 v 1 against Wendy Dickson, costing me the 4th game 21 – 26.
For some reason it seems to always rain for the Classic, so wet weather gear comes in handy.
In another 2 v 1 game verses Ian Bassett was able to get up 26 – 20. Was unable to get going against David Wise, missing a couple of simple roquets, losing 0 – 26.
Had sufficient wins (and points) to win the block and played off in the final against Kevin Beard. Kevin played a steady game only making a couple of mistakes. Unfortunately was unable to capitalise (and still playing some wayward shots with the new mallet) and eventually lost 3 – 26.