Opening Day Success!

DSCN1311_500x375The season officially kicked off for WTC members on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April with an American Tournament organized by this year’s Tournament Secretary Steve Cumines. The weather was overcast but plenty of members turned out for an entertaining afternoon of tennis.

 

 

 

DSCN1318_500x375After a ‘hard fought’ final, the tournament winners were club stalwarts Steve Osborne and Renata Parry. Never again will members have to hear Renata say that she’d ‘never won an Opening Day tournament in over 20 years’! So that’s a relief …

 

 

 

 

And in the evening there was also a great turnout for the now traditional Opening Night Quiz. The Clubhouse was full! Special thanks to Huw and Dan who manned the bar all evening and to Jack and Sue who provided a superb array of food (3 choices of mains and 2 desserts) – all for ยฃ3.50 a head! How did they manage that?

The quiz itself went all the way down to the wire with many teams in contention right up the the last music round. There ended up being only a half-point between the top 2 (136 to 135.5, believe it or not!), with ‘Eddie’s Team’ triumphing after admitting to being able to recognise ‘popular’ American singer Kid Rock on the final question.

DSCN1332_600x450Eddie’s Team’s captain and secret weapon was whippet Eddie (on the right of the picture), whose proud owners Andy and Jen Rose teamed up with Matthew and Renata Parry to take the title of Quiz champions 2014. Yes, Renata won again! Less than gracious losers commented that family ties to quizmaster John may have been a factor …

 

 

 

Special mention should go to Julian Rosser who was proud to be able to distinguish between Leon Trotsky and Spencer Matthews from Made in Chelsea. That’s the kind of all-round knowledge you need in the WTC Quiz – but better brush up on your ‘Kid Rock’ in case John does the music again next time …

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