The morning fourball better ball saw LISEGS register early successes when Dr Colin Griffiths and John Ambery went down by 1 hole and Steven Spencer and Rakesh Gupta also succumbed by 2 & 1. However, Martin Abbott and the recently returned Seamus O'Connell handed out a 6 & 5 beating to their opponents. Unfortunately, Captain Allan Kerr and Jan Rommer also went down 2 & 1, so at lunch, the wonderful lunch, LISEGS stood 3-1 up.
There was all to play for in the afternoon singles and, fortified by the lunch, Seamus O'Connell registered his second victory of the day by 5 & 4. The Captain, likewise, brought in a point making the match all square at 3 all with six singles still out on the course but Jan Rommer and John Ambery were both beaten by 2 & 1, the score now lying 5-3 to LISEGS.
Steven Spencer halved his singles but Martin Abbott beat the LISEGS secretary, Bill Ford by 5&3 as Colin Griffiths took a half, leaving the score 6 - 5 to LISEGS. Everything hung on the last singles as the team waited with bated breath for Rakesh Gupta, who brought home a resounding victory by a dog licence, seven and six, leaving the scores tied at 6 - 6.
As the Beckermet trophy was held by the LMEGA, we retained it, the great lump of iron ore sitting somewhere in the Captain's cabin for another year.