The club runs 3 qualifying tournaments throughout the year, with 3 places from each going towards a Championship event which starts in October. Currently, the second qualifier is in progress, and it is a small and slightly weaker than usual field that contests it. To me, this is great as it means that some regular club members who turn up week in, week out, will qualify for the championship rather than their places being taken by strong visitors to the club. Saying that, we haven't had too many strong visitors in the year since we started.
Top seed for the second qualifier is WCM Sarah Anton, so it is still a respectable event. Second seed is another female player, Rebecca Strickland, while Jerzy Krysiak makes the third seed, and all 3 of these players qualified for last year's final.
|Colourful action as Rebecca and Maha warm up watched by JJ|