2002 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

A total of fifty-eight pairs entered the two tournaments this year, so that the courts were filled pretty much to capacity. However, although many of the entries were not received until the eve of the tournament, there were no last minute withdrawals, and so organising the draw was a relatively easy task. A mild and mainly dry weekend meant that spectating, or waiting for a free court, was not too much of a hardship either.

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2001 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

As usual, late entries and even later withdrawals lead to several last minute drafts and redrafts of draws in both competitions, but unusually prompt arrival by the majority of entrants meant that play progressed reasonably quickly. Sunny skies and calm conditions meant that spectating was a relatively comfortable experience, at least until sunset.

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2000 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

Late entries reached ridiculous proportions this year, with over half the eventual entries received less than three days before the tournament, making catering arrangements etc. somewhat tricky. Arrangements are reasonably flexible, but....

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