The first FVC tournament took place on Saturday August 21st at the Aldershot Traction Club.
The forecast was 90% rain, and it took some nerve not to cancel, but in the end after a slightly drizzly start 12 teams took part.
The tournament entrants were:
Unprotected Sets; Farnborough Vipers; Forever Young; Checkmate; Smashing Spikeos; Basingstoke Lionesses; Asian Fusion; Dorking & Reigate; Newbury; FVC Turtles; Splendid Spikeos; Winjury International.
We completed all the rounds, ending up with a final between the Basingstoke Lionesses and the FVC Turtles.
Tournament winner was the Basingstoke Lionesses, beating the home Turtles team in a close and slightly damp final.
Our friends at the Aldershot Traction Club, who own the ground, did us proud, serving bacon rolls, then burgers and hot dogs. Spirits lifted as the bar opened, and everybody thought they played much better after this.
We’re planning to run this tournament again in 2022, so watch this space for announcements.