Susan Pettinger Memorial Riverside Tournament – 30 Aug 2021

The Event

The inaugural Riverside Tournament worked well, with 24 members competing in 4 teams of 6 players.

Players enjoyed the new format, particularly the team nature of the event, spurring each other on throughout the afternoon.

The tournament was played in memory of club member Susan Pettinger who was taken much too soon.

The day was capped off by the awards ceremony, including Susan Pettinger’s family presenting trophies to the leading players on the day.

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Evergreen team and their captain, Jeri Journeaux.

Place – Team – Captain – Points (Games)

1st – Evergreen – Jeri Journeaux – 20 (68)

2nd – Red Devils – Janice Blanchard – 16 (67) 

3rd – White Concorde – Geoff Mullens – 16 (58)

4th – Blue Demons – Patrick Gibbon – 8 (47)


The winning Evergreen team with chairman James Somauroo: Karen Gledhill, Jeri Journeaux (c), Sonia Barlow, Radford Goodman, James Somauroo, Mike McNulty and Andy Southern

Evergreen winners

Player Awards

The American Tournament played on the August Bank Holiday each year is the Susan Pettinger Memorial Tournament. A memorial plaque was awarded to the leading gentleman and leading lady player.

This tradition continues with Susan Pettiger Memorial Riverside Tournament each year.

Congratulations to the winners.


Ladies of the Tournament

This Lady of the Tournament award was jointly won by Hana Pavlicova (Red Devils) and Jeri Journeaux (Evergreen), each with 9 competition points from a possible 10, and each winning 28 games

Pictured below is Hana and Jeri being presented their shared award by Emma Pettinger

Gentleman of the Tournament

Radford Goodman from the Evergreen team wins the Gentleman of the Tournament Award, with 10 competition points from a possible 10, and winning 28 games

Radford is pictured below being presented his award by Emma Pettinger

Special Mention

Jonathan Clare (Red Devils) dererves a special mention, winning the most games on the day (32), whilst earning 9 competition points


Jonathan (left) is pictured below with teammate Sasha Kulidzan

Hana and Jeri joint winners of Lady of the Tournament
Radford Goodman wins Gentleman of the Tournament Award
Jonathan Clare with teammate Sasha Kulidzan