This Open competition is held each July and each federation nominates 2 clubs to take part alongside the finalists from the previous year. This year it was judged with an audience of about 200.
The judges were:
There were 35 clubs taking part—the 3 who represented N&EMPF this year were Bolsover CC, Nottingham and Notts PS, and Rolls-Royce Derby PS.
After the qualifying rounds Bolsover CC were in 15th position, while Nottingham and Notts PS were 6th and Rolls-Royce Derby PS were 2nd—taking both of them into the final round which, including ties for 8th place, featured10 clubs.
Rolls-Royce Derby PS went on to gain equal 1st place in the final round, tied with Wigan 10 Foto Club, 9 points ahead of Nottingham and Notts PS who took 3rd place. Bolsover CC came 8th in the plate competition, a credible 18th overall.
Congratulations to all three clubs.
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