Published 11/10/2017 at 12:17:12 by David Wackrill; edited 1 times, last on 11/10/2017 at 13:18:49 by David Wackrill.

Bad news if you were thinking of entering the Senior Bucks County Senior Championships at Cippenham on 22 October. The event has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Only 6 entries have been received so far and the County have pulled the plug on the tournament early despite the closing date for entries originally advertised as being 17 October.

Entries have been very low anyway in the past few years, just a couple of dozen on the last occasion it was held in February 2016, which is all a far cry from when I played in my first ‘Bucks Closed’ in the 1970s. In those days I was just one of a hundred or so hopefuls assembing at the Slough Leisure Centre. A sign of the times I suppose with people, if not having better things to do with their weekends, at least having more options for their spare time. All very sad though.