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RUGBY 7 s , HOCKEY, TENNIS & GOLF OP TENNIS AND THE 4TH EDMUND-LOTEN INSPIRE TROPHY Over 20 players competed in either the Men’s Pocklington School 1st team v OPs match or the Edmund-Loten Inspire trophy in glorious tennis weather! The “traditional” match went the way of the school side for the first time in many years, due mainly to the “rusty racquets” of some of the OP team! In a closely-fought battle, the school side triumphed by 4 sets to 2, with first pair Ed Dare & Charlie Medforth winning all their sets against the OP team of John Rosendale (70-78) and Tim Russell (68- 78), and Hugh Robinson (04-14) and Trevor Loten (70-80). The first semi-final saw OPs Neil McGregor (76- 81) and Rachel Clark (née Sweeting, 91-96) defeat Patrick Dare (staff) and Charlotte Atkinson (neé Flint, 97-08). In the Edmund-Loten Trophy there was the usual mix of OPs, pupils, staff and parents for a “fun” afternoon’s tennis played in two groups, although things always become a little more serious when players reach the semi-finals! In the second semi-final, the 2016 winners, father and daughter pairing of Stuart (former parent) and Olivia Turner (06-13) got the better of Ian and Cameron THE 7TH ANNUAL POCKLINGTONIAN GOLF DAY were prizes for nearest the pin, nearest the pin in two and the longest drive. Here are the results: Only three points separated the top three teams in this year’s Pocklingtonian Golf Day held at The Oaks Golf Club on Friday 8 June 2018. In the end, the Warrendale Farms team edged it by a single point to claim the Tom Nash President’s Cup for the second time in the event’s history. The golf day was supported by family-run car dealership SG Petch who sponsored the hole in one competition to win a Fiat 500 and other exciting prizes including golf mini-breaks and golf clubs. As well as the Fiat 500, SG Petch showcased the new ‘Stinger’ model from Kia, although it wasn’t on the list of prizes this time! Thirteen teams of current and former parents, OPs and staff took part in the competition from a two-tee start. After the rounds, supper was served in the clubhouse and Trevor Loten (70-80), OP President, said a few words of thanks and presented the prizes. As well as the main competition, there OP GOLF SOCIETY: BIRKDALE BUCKET 2018 OPs flew the flag for Pocklington School at the Birkdale Bucket Golf Competition. Despite snowy weather, the gentlemen performed well and returned home with a Bucket and Spade! Although the Old Pocklingtonian team was light in numbers with just five players made up of Mike Strong (66-76), Dave Morgan (68-75), Larry Lawson (70-77), Tim Russell (68-78) and Mark Addison (69-76), they were keen to improve on last year’s second place. The competition was played in the worst conditions Campbell (current parent and Year 6 pupil). Earlier, Stuart and Olivia had defeated Neil and Rachel in the group stage, but the result was reversed in an exciting final as Neil and Rachel triumphed 5-2 to round off another excellent event. Report courtesy of Trevor Loten, OP President 1st Prize and The Tom Nash President’s Cup Winners 2018: Warrendale Farms – Jim Bloom, James Thornton, Kevin Morley, Jack Oxtoby (95 points) 2nd Prize: OP’have – Henry Laverack (03-10), Isaac Green (09-11), James Bisson (04-12), Peter Massie (00-10) (94 points) 3rd Prize: Westwood Wanderers – Jeremy Shaw (54-64), Roger Shaw (52-62), Tony Risso-Gill, Charles Hodgson (92 points) Nearest the pin: Trevor Loten (70-80) of Awesome Foursome Nearest the pin in two: Tim Maycock of The Hopefuls Longest drive: Paul Stubley of Hopeful Herons Diary date NEXT YEAR’S GOLF DAY WILL BE ON Friday 7 June 2019 at The Oaks ever before being curtailed to nine holes by the heavy snow. Game play on the Sunday was cancelled altogether. Rachel in the OP office for more details. Pleasingly, not only did the Old Pocklingtonians manage to beat Giggleswick for the Bucket, breaking a long run from Uppingham, but also Tim Russell won the coveted Hichcliffe Spade, awarded to the winner of the individual event. The Golf Society would welcome more players for a good, fun handicap golf weekend on a top course – next year’s dates are 15-17 March 2019, also the Grafton Morrish for qualifying scratch foursomes is scheduled for Sunday 19 May 2019. If you are interested in playing in either event, please contact 21