Stan Larbey Memorial Trophy
Donated in memory of the long-time captain of the Greyhound's home team, The Tinsley Tigers, this is a new trophy to be awarded annually to a player who has competed in the British and World Marbles Championship without winning a game. Any player whose team is defeated in the first game it plays, and who has never won any marbles title or prize at Tinsley Green, either individually or as a member of a team, is eligible for this award and all will have an equal chance of winning. Each eligible player will be given a raffle ticket at the end of the qualifying game and when each team has played once a draw will be held. The holder of the winning ticket will be awarded the trophy. The trophy will be retained at The Greyhound, with the player's name added, thus recording his or her part in the history of the tournament, and acknowledging that our less skilled players are equally valued for the part they play here at Tinsley Green.
This year Good Friday was much earlier than usual and still ‘Winter Time’, the clocks went forwards two days after the event. Even so it was a good day with some cloud and some sunshine. Towards the end of the day the light began to go and it made the target marbles much harder to see. To help finish on time we had drawn up an order of play for the end of the tournament, which worked well it was: -