Tom Griffin wins the 2021 GC level play competition

On a pleasant spring morning (Saturday, 26th March 2022), Tom and I finally managed to play the final of the 2021 GC level play knockout competition.

The games were closely fought, but Tom won the match two games to nil, 7-5, 7-4. I could tell that I was going to have trouble when Tom did a very clean jump shot at hoop 5, getting more than half way to the next hoop, and later on, he did a double-bounce jump. That is the sort of thing I only expect to see in World Final matches.

When I congratulated Tom on his win, he said that he felt that he had nothing to lose, so he ‘just went for it’. That was clearly the right strategy on the day.