On Sunday 15th September we celebrated the annual Rosebowl event in memory of Henry Chittenden former founder member of Gunnersbury triangle Club in 1928 and father of the clubs president Jean Fyfe.
This unique tournament has its own set of rules passed down for over half a century with sliding handicaps and fixed format including ladies serve first to make choosing the winner challenging.
With 30 group matches having be played at the end of the first stage it was amazing that 87% of matches played were 3 games to 4, the strongest win was 5 games to 2 and only one pair had remained victorious throughout ( well done Penny and Ronan).
So we now moved on to the semi which saw Joy and Jonathan beating Sue and Sam to reach the finals and Claire and John finally ending the impressive run of Penny and Ronan.
I guess if you have read this far it is not tricky to predict the final score….
After a very exciting final and extremely close fought points in the seventh game the Henry Chittenden Rosebowl was won by Claire and John 4 games to 3.
A fun tiebreak knock out event finally free of handicaps took place and congratulations to winners Jennie and Alex and finalist Yan and Stephen.