Tunbridge Wells wins Garden Cities Trophy

Tunbridge Wells BC has won the Garden Cities Trophy, the competition for each county's 'teams-of-eight champions'.

The final featured the eight teams which qualified from the Regional Finals which took place in April, and Tunbridge Wells finished in first with 101 VPs. Deva BC was second with 89 VPs, and Reading BC was third with 76 VPs.

The winning Tunbridge Wells team was Colin Wilson, Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Steve Barnfield, Gerald Soper, Jeremy Willans, Frances Connell and Ian Draper. This was Ian's fifth victory in the competition, making him one of the most successful players in the event's history (Steve Green and Roger Bryant of Coventry BC have also won five times).