Brigands Doubles Tournament for Peripatetic Clubs
29th September 2012
The IRTA was at Holyport on Saturday 29th September for the
annual handicap doubles tournament for peripatetic clubs organised
by The Brigands. The IRTA pair (Roland Budd & Rupert Derham)
emerged undefeated from their group matches (against The Brigands
and the Old Harrovians), beat Hurlingham Pigeons I (past winners) in
a keenly-contested semi-final, and then built on their momentum to
beat Hurlingham Pigeons II in the final.
Congratulations to the IRTA pair!
Report from Malcolm Thorp (Brigands Tennis Club)
The Irish Real Tennis Association team of Roland Budd and
Rupert Derham played consistently well throughout the knock out
round and the semi-finals. In the final, they came up against the
Hurlingham Pigeons II pairing of Corin Jenkins and Stephen Goss,
who had played equally well in their group stage and semi-finals,
matching the IRTA in game scores.
But the IRTA boys found another gear in the final and "put
flight" to the Pigeons beating them 10-2 and so were the well
deserved winners of this year's tournament.
Many thanks again to Angus for all his support prior to the day
and for his excellent marking throughout the tournament.
The full results sheet is available: