Eight captains competed for the trophy, Jan Rommer, Alex Heath, Bill Smit, David Hardy, David Littlestone back from Spain, Steven Spencer, Clem Danin and this year's Captain, Yang Liu. Colin Griffith joined the party for the first day.
The Competition was played over two rounds, the first being the afternoon of our arrival. The outright leader at the close of Day One was the redoubtable Jan Rommer, who played off 10 and posted 32 points in blustery winds of up to 30 mph. Pushing him close were Alex Heath, playing off 12, Captain Yang Liu off 22 and Bill Smit off 12, all scoring 31. Summer Tour rules applied and the leader, Jan, was duly cut to 8, losing two shots, with the runners-up all cut by one shot.
The accommodation was excellent, the bar comfortable and well stocked and the club served an outstanding five course dinner, as a result of which we will be returning to Seaford next year. As always with new and old Captains together, the nostalgia flowed in torrents almost as great as the wine and late into the evening.
Day Two dawned bright, fair and sunny with the wind dropping to a strong breeze. As usual, the lowest four Stableford scorers went out first and the leader in the clubhouse was briefly David Hardy before the leading group came in. Alex was unable to repeat his Day One performance, but Bill scored 33, to post a total of 64, pipping Jan on 62 points. However, the outright winner was the Captain who added 35 to her overnight score of 31 to take the cup by two points.
We do hope more Captains will join the party next year.