Saturday 27 October saw the start of the Williams four-ball matchplay, the triumph of the Mooloos and the required AB win in Japan. But, the absolute star of the whole weekend was the nett 57 (yes 51 Stableford points) by Alan Blackstock, easily becoming the best nett of the year.  He won all the prizes, except he did not have a two. Alan’s once-in-a-lifetime round made Gilbert Higgen’s fine nett 64 almost forgettable. Alan Dodd, nett 67 and Ivan Wright, nett 69, simply trailed in.