Full house for GC Winter Doubles
By dint of a little gentle arm-twisting the last place in the competition was filled on Thursday to make a full complement of 40 players. The day were a bit drear and chilly but sensibly the Manager Frances Low had cut the final round from the blocks and it seemed players were content to finish when they did.
Three blocks were organised, a 'top' block of 8 teams of the lowest handicapped players and two approximately equal blocks of six teams each.
The top block was convincingly won by Jane and Neil Humphreys, winning 4 out of 5 games.
Block B1 was won by Anne Bolland and Fran Box with 4 out of 5 wins and +10 points; Paul Green and Francis Ainley also had 4/5 wins and +10 points but had lost to Anne and Fran so came a very close second.
Block B2 was won by Di Langridge and Sue Rice, also with 4 out of 5 wins, the only pair to do so in their block.
Thanks to Frances Low for managing, aided by Roger Sutton, and to Angela Avis and Judith Peek for organising the excellent soup lunch (very welcome after the cold play) and to the soup makers, of course.
|Simon Ancell & Vincent L'Estrange||6||7||7||7||3||3||3|
|Anne & Noel Gill||3||7||7||4||7||3||4|
|Bridget Goodman & Jane Powell||7||6||4||1||7||2||6|
|Jane & Neil Humphries||7||7||5||7||7||4||1|
|Andrea Huxley & Louise Taylor||5||5||7||7||7||3||2|
|Tony Jolly & Fiona Phillips||5||4||7||3||7||2||5|
|Sue Nicholas & David King||4||7||4||3||7||2||7|
|Gavin Taylor & Beryl Hughes||7||6||5||4||6||1||8|
|Francis Ainley & Paul Green||4||7||7||7||7||4||2|
|Anne Bolland & Fran Box||7||4||7||7||7||4||1|
|Rosemary Faulkner & Paul Brown||1||7||4||4||4||1||5|
|John Low & Konstantin Yudintsev||5||5||7||5||7||2||4|
|Martin Daniels & David Dickens||6||4||7||7||7||3||3|
|Pat Harden & Pat Mechen||3||2||7||1||1||1||6|
|Liz Drury & Tony James||6||2||7||7||5||2||4|
|Linda Gavigan & Chris Heath||7||2||7||7||6||3||3|
|Di Langridge & Sue Rice||7||7||7||7||5||4||1|
|Jane Fry & Mark Hamilton||4||6||6||7||1||5|
|Gerald O'Brien & Nigel Bathe||3||3||2||7||1||6|
|Roger & Jenny Sutton||7||7||7||5||6||3||2|
Some pictures of the event