Mendip’s April Tankard is also a qualifying event for the Virgin Atlantic Competition and attracted a high turnout of 129 competitors. Lovely playing conditions led to some good scoring. Division 3 was won by James Pitchell with 39 points followed by Shaun Anders with 36 and Clive Down, obviously inspired by his recent trip to the Masters, with 35. Division 2 saw the best score of the day with an excellent 40 points from Will Waddington, with Eric Jordan 2nd with 39 and Ken Langridge 3rd with 36. Division 1 saw a win for young Matt Rawlings with 38 points, just ahead of his father Steve Rawlings with 37 and Ben Cox with 35.