June 10/11, 2016
As in prior years there was a Doubles Calcutta, a golf tournament and an informal evening gathering.
Calcutta – There were 16 players representing a wide range of age and playing ability (Justin Todd just completed a season on the doubles pro circuit and Bruce Matthews has never played doubles!).
Players involved: Justin Todd, Michael Leckie, Morgan Latremouille, Mark Heaney, Tim Martin, Ingus Silgailis, Ryan Haider, Greg Desaulniers, Carolyn Russell, Steve Jacobs, Cathy Covernton, Nicola Martin, Bruce Matthews, Paul Stevenson, Martin Kaffka and Richard Martin.
The teams were chosen by a draw and some teams were clearly superior to others. However, with the handicapping most matches were very close and exciting. In the final Justin Todd/Steve Jacobs squeaked out victory over Morgan Latremouille/Mark Heaney. Morgan/Mark were relentless in hitting the ball at Steve, Steve responded with consistent returns. At times though his role was simply keeping out of the way of Justin – who managed to cover the entire court.
Bids were received from Keith Clark, John Hungerford, Winston Cabell, Hugh Woolley, Ingus Silgailis, Paul Stevenson, Eric Barclay, Greg Desaulniers, Bruce Matthews, Bill Bowen, Morgan Latremouille, Tony Goodson and Martin Kaffka.
The winning bidders were Keith Clark and Bruce Matthews, who share 50% of the pot. Maintaining a tradition of donating some or all of their winnings back the 2020 Fund will receive $2,075 this year from this event…..well done!
Many thanks to the players and bidders noted above and to Morgan for organizing this event.