The 2023 Christmas Melee was held today at the club. The weather was dull but the rain held off and the event attracted 52 members, a record for a melee at Monkstone. The traditional mulled wine and mince pies were on provided by the Club during the competition which was played in a friendly atmosphere and plenty of Christmas spirit, or mulled wine.
After 2 rounds there were 11 players on 2 wins – who would be able to get the 3rd win that is usually necessary to win the competition.
In the event only 5 players managed to achieve the 3 wins and the results (which were later amended slightly after further scrutiny without affecting the result) were announced confirming a win for Francis Ryan with Roger Griffin and Claude Le Razavet hot on his heels.
Well played to all the competitors and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
President Mike Jones presents the trophy to Francis Ryan