At the same time as the main EuroCup competition, eight PE clubs battled it out in the PE Trophy and the EuroCup Plate at Wallingford.
In the PE Trophy, British Sugar (Anglia) won all three of their matches against rivals City of Bath (Great Western), Wallingford (Thames Valley) and Crowborough (Sussex). The scene was set for the Anglia club’s victory in the very first round of matches against City of Bath.
Although they lost all three of the Doubles against City of Bath, British Sugar got over the line 16 points to 15 by winning both Triples and three out of six Singles. This underlines the importance of the Triples matches which score five points each in the EuroCup format.
Congratulations to British Sugar team members Tania Cowlin, Marion Halsey, Andy Wilson, Phil Boarder, Jeff Hoey, Aaron Hutchinson and Michael Neal who claim the accolade of 5th best club in England.
The inaugural EuroCup Plate competition saw a tightly contested affair between the Duke of Wellington (Kent), Northey Arms (Great Western), Oxshott (Southern) and Arena (Mercia). It ended with three teams on two match wins, but the Duke of Wellington came out on top due to their superior number of games wins (11) over runners up Oxshott (9) and Northey Arms (7).
Well played Northey Arms team members Graham Cogswell, Pete Dixon, Bob Prior, Mike Curd, Steve Richman, Marie Kerr and Theresa Cogswell.