Blackheath Short Tour and

Carlos Road Cup

Thursday 31 March, Friday 1 April 2016

The 2016 event:

What a fantastic two days organised by TD Rick Chadwick and assistant TD and Director of Accommodation/Entertainment Rick Butler for the revival of the Cup which had not been contested for six years.  Rick Chadwick contributed six of his finest bottles of wine for dinner at Vesta, just across the road from our accommodation at Glenella Guest House.

Thursday's warm up event was played to GA handicaps for confidential prizes (including 2BBB) awarded to those whose names cannot be revealed.

Weather was terrific, course was in great shape and a few twists were thrown in by the TD's for the main event: Friday's Carlos Road Cup.  Handicaps were SMERGS plus five then adjusted for slope (Northbridge vs Blackheath). 

The team competition was decided by a "3 2 1 Countdown" - 1st 6 holes, best 3 scores added; next 6 holes, best 2 scores multiplied; and final 6 holes the best score. Final score being the total scored by each team over 18 holes using the above calculations.

The next twist was the inaugural SMERGS Calcutta.  Each player drew a "jockey" and if the jockey wins the player wins a large share of the kitty from the $20 entry fee from each player. Prizes were $130 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd and $20 for last.  The tradition (to be established) is that the player should share up to 50% of his winnings with his jockey.  So winning player/jockey combinations were 1st Burns/Stabback, 2nd Butler/Thornton, 3rd Lowndes/Hillyard, Croc Waddington/Burns.  If you can't understand all of that you had better come next year!

Roger Meadows made the event all the way from the UK via NZ and did occasionally stop complaining about his handicap.  Wonderful to have you Roger.  Mike Bell also made a surprise guest appearance for the presentation by using his $2.50 Seniors train ticket to travel from Artarmon.

The two days were such a success that it WILL happen again next year.

2016 Results

Team

Player

H'cap

Front 9 Stableford

Back 9 Stableford

Total Stableford

1

 Nick Hillyard 17

15

17

32

80 pts

 Tim Becker 26

18

12

30

 

 Steve Figgis 41

11

14

25

  2

 Rick Butler 6

14

15

29

76 pts

 Roger Meadows 15

13

14

27

 

 Rick Chadwick 24

14

14

28

   Alan Waddington 28

17

13

30

  3

 Phil Stabback 16

20

15

35

84 pts

 Peter Thornton 23

16

17

33

 

 Rob Lowndes 25

17

10

27

   Peter Burns 29

12

11

23

The Prizes:

 Carlos Cup

 Phil Stabback

 Front 9 Individual

 Tim Becker

 Back 9 Individual

 Peter Thornton (c'back)

 Best Team

 Team 3

 NTP (5th)  Rob Lowndes  Longest Drive (9th)  Rick Butler
 NTP (17th)  Alan Waddington  Calcutta  Peter Burns

The Photo:

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