On Sunday, the annual Closing of the Green luncheon and Awards Ceremony was held at the club. It was a great success with the capable co-ordination of Helen Classon, assisted by a team of wonderful volunteers. The balloons and floral decorations on the tables, by Lou Harris, were absolutely magnificent, and made for such a festive atmosphere in the clubhouse!
We were pleased to welcome home our club President, Tony Gamble, and Penny, our First Lady, returning from overseas on the day prior to the event.
Our sincere congratulations go to the deserving trophy winners and thanks to the organisation of the day to Helen, Lou and the team! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Without further ado, please enjoy the attached photographic record of the day, put together by our club Secretary, Graeme Lee. Thank you, Graeme!
Full winners list (Click to enlarge)
Club President Tony Gamble, Men’s Singles Champion Denis Kilmartin and Chairman of Selectors Michael Classon
Men’s Pairs Champions, Barry O’Sullivan and Graeme Lee, accept their trophy
Gerald Meuli received two awards – he was Novice Champion and part of the MBC Triples Championship team.
Robyn Loh – Most Improved Lady Player (Saturday Pennant)
Anita D’Andrea – Runner-Up Novice Championship
Mixed Pairs winners – Eiko Sakai and Shinei Sakai
Hocking Stuart Cup Winners David Bird and Rob Franceschini receive their award from Tony Gamble (abs. Peck Tee Kimpton)
Michael and Tony present award to David Bird, who won both the 21 Up and 100 Up Championships
Tony and Michael Classon award Denis Kilmartin – Men’s Singles Champion
Neil Martin, who along with Stuart Arnold-Levy (abs.) was runner-up in the Men’s Pairs Championships
Dee Finemore receives trophy as runner-up in the Ladies’ Singles Championship