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Stephen Potter 2015 Tournament

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Professor Alvin Wint, Professor Marshall Hall, non-playing captain and organiser Tony Gambrill (with pet parrot), and Oliver Clarke, along with The Genie Cup.

The Stephen Potter 2015 Tournament was played at the Liguanea Club on Sunday. The air was fortunately clear as the smoke from the fire at Riverton was blowing elsewhere. The standard of tennis was unusually high. There were not many spectators.

The contesting teams were: Dr Richard Gomes and Everton Morgan (arrived late due to long night hours watching cricket and played below standard), Dr Laura Tanna and Norman Marshall, Stephen Todd and Rachel McLarty (played a mean game), Professor Alvin Wint and Oliver Clarke.

Non-playing captain and promoter, Anthony Gambrill, directed play with a bullhorn. He was advised by Rosie McIver, who was suffering from a finger injury.

Professor Wint unexpectedly led his team to victory due to a superior demonstration of skill, speed and strategy.

unexpected performance

"We did not expect the Professor to pull it off," said Captain Gambrill. "He has not shown much tennis ability in recent years. His partner must have been a handicap."

The infamous Genie Cup was presented to Professor Alvin Wint by his colleague, Professor Marshall Hall, who, about 20 years ago, played a mediocre game. The presentation took place under a mango tree at the Captain's residence.