The inaugural playing for the Lakeside Challenge Cup between Blessington Lakes G C and Tulfarris GC took place this afternoon at Blessington Lakes G C. The format was Doubles Matchplay with seven pairs from each club. The Scoring format was:
- 1 point for winning the front 9
- 1 point for winning the back 9
- 1 point for the overall result
The Tulfarris team was selected based on GOY positions plus 1 Captain's pick in each category (which for the first 2 categories was based on GOY positions also). Allowing for some people unavailable on the day, the team was as follows:
Category 1 Handicap 1-11:
Category 2 Handicap 12-18:
Category 3 Handicap 19+:
Captain: Niall Robinson
Vice-Captain: Noel A.Kelly
While the matches were generally close the bonus point for winnng each match overall gave a final result of 14 pts to 7 in favour of Blessington Lakes.
The presentation of the Trophy by Captain Niall Robinson to Blessington Lakes Captain Niall O'Connor took place at a reception hosted by the home club in their fine Clubhouse. Our Captain congratulated the hosts on winning this inaugural playing of the competition which will now be an integral part of each Club's annual golfing calendar. He thanked Donie McEvoy for making the course available and for having it presented in top class condition.
Niall also thanked the Tulfarris members for their efforts in representing the Club and said that he expected that many Tulfarris members (including himself) would be doing their best to play themselves onto the team for the 2013 competition.