The IRTA was delighted to take part in this year’s Brigands Peripatetic tournament,
being represented by Roland Budd and Rustom Manecksha. Many thanks to Hardwick House for
It was another successful tournament — competitively
played, sociable, well victualled, and much enjoyed by all.
For the third consecutive year the LRTA walked away with the
silver, beating the previous record of two wins held by both the
IRTA and the Hurlingham Pigeons. Notably, each year that the
LRTA has won has been with players who are young and mostly not
long graduated. Five out of six of them are former Oxford
University students, so Andrew Davies can be very proud! It is
certainly great for the health of the sport that they are
continuing to play and enjoy the game, despite the pressures of
pursuing careers, further academic studies and the like.
Many thanks to Lesley for ten hours of sustained excellent
marking; to Victoria for feeding us all throughout the day and
laying on another tasty, four coursed, home cooked dinner; and
to the Friends of Hardwick House for very kindly giving up their
court again for the whole day, which is much appreciated.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2018!