McDorrell Trophy 2011

4th September 2011 - 5th September 2011 : Shrigley Hall, Cheshire
McNeill 5, Dorrell 3

This year's event was threatened by rain, but as in may previous years the magic of McDorrell managed to produce a lovely Sunday afternoon.

First up was a rejuvenated Rob Dorrell paired with Martin Parfect against Ian McNeill and Mike Sutton. A proper trouncing ensued with Rob winning 5 & 4. Other teams did not fair much better with the notable exception of Clive Hardman and Ian Ayres. The result by Sunday evening was 3:1 to the Dorrells.

McNeill did his usual routine of teaching the barman how to make a decent martini. Dinner was a rather noisy affair but at least the hotel protected the other guests by hiding us away in a back room. After returning to the bar some sloped off to bed, others lasted for a drink or two, but the hard core, led by Dorrell captain Rob, managed to ensure that the bar bill remained impressively large.

An 8:20 tee-time on Monday saw a collection of sore heads and stiff limbs assemble on the tee, The results however were rather different from the previous afternoon with the McNeill team delivering a 4:0 whitewash to reclaim the coveted trophy.

After a touching ceremony and a spot of lunch everyone left for home, promising to engage in the same madness again next year.

Click HERE to be taken to the Shrigley Hall hotel web site for details of facilities and directions.

Click HERE for details of the trophy and past events

McNeill Team: Ian Mc, Mike B, Mike S, Andy, Richard, Lester, Clive, Ian A

Dorrell Team: Rob, Mike, Barry, Bob, Dave, Martin, Ken and Chris


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