The Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7AD
Ian Swallow won the 2016 Ken Hewison Winter Handicap Tournament on Sunday 6 March beating Stephen Hanover 100 - 92 in the final.
Stephen has a considerable track record in this tournament, having won in 1998, 2011 and 2013, been runner-up in 2008 and won the plate in 2010. Ian had previously been runner-up in this tournament in 2014, the same year he won the Summer Handicap Tournament.
Starting on a level footing at 70 - 70, the couple traded point for point throughout the 70s and 80s and were rarely separated by more than a single point. As the match reached it’s end stages, however, Ian chased down every ball whilst Stephen’s dropshots increasingly found the tin, resulting in Ian taking the match 100 - 92.