NAC’s first Open Portsmouth Competition held on Sunday 24th March went smoothly after a very nervous start to the day. Overnight snow throughout the county had prompted a call from John Ashby Sports Hall management for consideration of cancellation. However conditions at Moulton were not nearly as bad as elsewhere within the County, and after negotiation it was agreed that it was safe to go ahead. NAC members joined College staff to clear and salt paths and roadways on site, and the event got under way without incident. One or two entrants, particularly from the west of Northants were unable to attend because of localised conditions, but the vast majority managed to get there. A great day was had by everyone, and there were no further hitches. It looks like at least one county record was broken and the Club Records Officers will be looking for club records set by members. (There will be no need to submit any NAC claims). Our thanks go to all who helped and supported the event in so many ways, along with our Judge for the day, Pete Mallard. Ed, the Duty Manager at Moulton, showed his usual enthusiasm towards NAC, and we appreciate his presence and work. Results for the competition can be found on our Tournaments page. Photographs should soon be available and when published will be on a Galleries page.