Storm Alex granted Chester a welcome favour on Friday, 2 October, by halting its northward progress just south of the city. This enabled the club’s final competition of the season to proceed unhindered under grey skies with occasional fleeting glimpses of sunshine and only an odd drop or two of rain. Eight players in two separate groups of four with each playing each other took part in an end of season short lawn competition – Helen Brophy, Maureen Corrigan, Robert Jones, Esther Noot, Sally Slater, Robin Tasker, Jayne Taylor and Paul Taylor. Helen Brophy and Jayne Taylor emerged as winners in their groups and faced each other in the final round. By half time this game was still evenly balanced with Jayne being one hoop ahead of Helen with her leading ball but one hoop behind Helen with her trailing ball. However, in the final half with both players having used their handicap bisques for free shots, Helen managed to edge ahead and peg out to win the competition.