Norwich Open On Site Reporting by the Earles! David and Glenna

30th Working TeamHi Stan: Since David is pretty busy with trying to keep this tournament moving I will try to explain to you how this one is working. Our Working Team Above: That is David (Earle) on your left; assisted by Bob (Marshman) center; and Rendall (Bilton) on your right!

David has gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure that the 48 of us, have been divided up into 6 groups of 8 people.  There are only 6 courts, so half the crowd is playing at one time. The rest of us are free to watch, go get lunch, walk awhile or whatever we wish, as we wait for our next round, which takes close to an hour.

The groups have been organized with 2 Brits, 2 Americans, and the rest Cdn on each group (team). We each play the other 7 in our group and at the end of the 2nd day, 2 with the most wins will be chosen from each group.
That makes 12 players and then David will randomly choose 4 more players to make up 16 for the last 1/4’s, semis, and finals, on the last day.  In some case there may be 3 players in a group who have won an equal number of games, and in that case all 3 would be asked to play the last day.

 

30th Team 330th Team 430th Team 530th Team 6

30th Team 230th Team 1We are just now finishing the 2nd half of the 6th round. (mid morning local time in Canada) In a few moments we will play the first half of the final 7th round and after the 2nd half have finished, the 16 players will be announced for the final day of play.

Stan speaks: I think now what I will do is JUMP AHEAD and name the 16 Players who will be competing in the final day > that being Friday, May 1st!!  Here is the list:

Glenna Earle, Linda McRae, Linda Marshman, Bill Bryan, Roger Garwood (Brit), Sylvia Smith, Maureen Bryan, Murray Burnett, Jim Allen, Chuck Crouse, Myrna Bilton, Doris Hanke, Grant McRae, Martin Wanger (Brit), Shirley Bryan, Lenore Holder.  

On Friday, IF you win, you keep playing, IF you lose, your OUT! 

As the colour in the para naming the 16 Players, (Colour denotes Nation) I would say A NICE BALANCE!!  Looking forward to tomorrow!!!

Team 1 -winner 1 plays Team 2 -winner 2.  Glenna

Glenna (Earle) has sent this information along.  I do hope I have done justice to the Good Work she has done.   Stan McCormack. 2015 04 30.    

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