Paul Adams won the Plate competition of the 2015 Rob Milliner Summer Handicap Tournament by beating Richard Patrick in the final before the main event on Sunday evening. Paul had started on 70 to Richard's 65, reflecting their relative league positions of 4 and 3 respectively, with Paul sealing the win at 100 - 96. Both finalists were previous winners of handicap tournaments, most recently in 2012 when they shared the victories with Paul taking the Summer honours and Richard the Winter.
Richard is a massive presence on the court and will overshadow the 'T' if you let him, forcing opponents deep into the corners with strong low drives but Paul found the antidote by skipping round him to take the pace off the ball and forcing Richard to use up energy around the court. Overall, Richard will probably be a little disappointed by his performance but it was an enjoyable match for the crowd as a starter for what was to come later.