October 21st & 22nd 2019: Balaia Club Championship

On the 21st and 22nd of October 2019, Balaia Golf presented the Balaia Club Championship 2019!! The best aggregate score for the 2 rounds of 9 holes played on the 21st and on the 22nd of October, would be crowned as the Balaia Club Champion of 2019!

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So, in the afternoon of day#1 and in the morning of day #2, all the qualified Member players teed off two by two for the dispute of the Balaia Club Championship! The Club Championship winner of 2018 Nick Cann played his round with Colin Robinson! Marie-Angèle Beeckman went along with Olga Karasik!

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Mark Underwood and Peter Hall were next in line to go! And then we had Eileen Farren and Robert Nicholas!

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Robin Seabrook played with Dries van Dijk and John Plummer played his round with Peter Hopkins!

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Henny Wansink went along with Marc Beeckman, and ladies Anne Seabrook and Janet Seaton went together next!

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Reynald Aeschlimann played with Nuno Louro, and Vítor Lapa and John Inkster followed!

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Adrian Rumble and Clark Wilson were the next golfers to go, and Andy Berry went with Brenda French and Jorge Crespo (Andrew Mollett could not play day#2).

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All players started every ten minutes on tee #1, so all the crowd was sitting at the ClubHouse terrace waiting for their turn!

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All our players were following the Championship with interest, and seeing how everybody else was doing on the greens!

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Both days of Competition were fantastic, with great scores! Everybody wanted to get their hands on the Club Championship Trophy!!

And after 2 stableford rounds of golf played, the best aggregate score for the two rounds belonged to… NICK CANN! Yes, NICK! The winner from last year did it again, presenting an aggregate score of 48 net points!! Remarkable!! Congratulations to the Balaia Club Champion of the year of 2019!!

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Nick Cann was presented with the Club Championship Trophy and the 1st place medal by Balaia Golf Manager Maria José Pinto! Nick can choose either a annual Membership at the Balaia Golf Course or a stay at the Douro Valley in the North of Portugal with accommodation included as prize! And a round of applause to Mark Underwood, as the runner-up player of the Balaia Club Championship, scoring 41 points aggregate! Mark won a 3 months Membership at the Balaia Golf Course! Congratulations Mark!!

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Marie-Angèle Beeckman won the prize for the Best Net Score of day#1 with 20 points, and portuguese friend Vítor Lapa won the Best Net Score of day#2 with 23 points! Both received their prize from Maria José Pinto!

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In the evening of day #1 all players gathered at the ClubHouse Restaurant for a Gala Dinner. All Members that had been qualified for the Club Championship were invited for the meal!

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Balaia Golf Village General Manager Rui Justo joined the party for the celebration of the Club Championship 2019! By the end of the Event, the sponsors of the Charity Golf Classic Tournament, Julia and Colin Robinson, announced to everyone the amount of money that was raised for charity and the items they were able to purchase with it, in order to donate it to a local Institution. And Balaia Golf Village with the aid of Julia and Colin was able to raise another 500 €uro for the auction of the Balaia Jersey signed by the English Rugby team! And the lucky Winners of the Balaia Jersey on a tombola draw were Linda and Andy Berry! Congratulations!! Great effort, everyone!! Thank you to all our MEMBERS for your participation on the Balaia Club Championship and for helping us creating this fantastic atmosphere!! And of course, Many Congratulations to the Balaia Club Championship Winner of 2019 Nick Cann!! Tremendous performance!! See you all next year for the Balaia Club Championship 2020!!

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Full Competition Scores day 1
Full Competition Scores day 2
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