West Coffs club singles champion, Val Plummer, taking on the big guns in the carnival which starts today. Photo:  LEIGH JENS
West Coffs club singles champion, Val Plummer, taking on the big guns in the carnival which starts today. Photo: LEIGH JENS

Val hoping for home club win



FOR West Coffs' club champion Val Plummer, her club's Champion of Champions major singles tournament to be held over the next three days is an opportunity for her to record a club first.

For as long as the West Coffs club has hosted the event, there is yet to be a home town winner.

Plummer has come close a couple of times before with her best finish being third last year behind eventual winner Pat Light from Port Macquarie.

Although Plummer has been playing in major singles tournaments for 10 years now, she still feels that playing on her own is not for her.

"I'm not really a singles player," Plummer confided.

"For enjoyment, I just like the team games better."

It is the social aspect of the sport that Plummer enjoys the most and admitted that enjoys seeing faces from other clubs that she hasn't seen in a while.

"It's nice when you do catch up with the ladies from other clubs," she admitted.

"As nice as it is, you're always out to win though."

Starting this morning at the Catholic Club, the West Coffs Ladies Major Singles has drawn entrants from far and wide.

Of the 32 players who will be rolling up this morning, 13 have come from outside the Mid North Coast region.

A member from the Dubbo Rail club will be travelling the furthest to participate in what is becoming a tournament with a fair slice of history.

Hopefully for West Coffs, Val Plummer starts a new tradition of home grown winners.



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