Final Winter Doubles Competition 24th March 2023
Thanks to Vincent for successfully managing a rain-free competition. He reports:
A full complement of 20 pairs entered our final Winter Doubles. Despite a gloomy forecast (and the manager's record with the weather) we enjoyed wall-to-wall sunshine although it was quite windy in the afternoon. There were some very long (or slow?) but close games and it was almost 5pm when the last match finished. Interestingly, 50% of the games ended 7-6 or 7-5.
There were 6 pairs in Block A which was won by Simon Ancell and Chrissie Merrington with 4 wins.
Block B had 8 pairs and after 5 rounds Liz Drury & Tony James and Beryl Hughes & Gavin Taylor each had 4 wins. As they hadn't played each other there was a play off, won 7-3 by Liz & Tony.
Block C was won by Fran Box & Anne Bolland (who also won their block in the last doubles) with 4 wins from their 5 matches.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all for taking part (who was it who said that it's not the winning it's the taking part?).
Many thanks also to Karen, Linda and Arthur for providing a warming bowl of soup at lunchtime.
|Richard Brooks & David King||4||7||5||6||7||2||4|
|Simon Ancell & Chrissie Merrington||7||6||7||7||7||4||1|
|Liz Farrow & Andrew Stewart||6||7||7||7||5||3||2|
|Bob Clark & Robyn Clark||7||3||5||7||7||3||3|
|Louise Taylor & Andrea Huxley||7||5||5||4||7||2||5|
|Bridget Goodman & Jane Powell||4||5||7||4||4||1||6|
|Chris Heath & Linda Gavigan||7||2||4||7||5||2||6|
|Frances Low & Fiona Phillips||3||6||6||3||5||0||8|
|Douglas Shand & Jill Richardson||6||6||7||3||7||2||5|
|Di Langridge & Sue Rice||7||7||7||6||3||3||3|
|Anne Gill & Noel Gill||7||7||6||1||4||2||7|
|Liz Drury & Tony James||7||7||7||7||5||7||5||1|
|Vincent L'Estrange & Simon Fenn-Tye||1||7||7||7||6||3||4|
|Beryl Hughes & Gavin Taylor||7||7||3||7||3||7||4||2|
|Fran Box & Anne Bolland||7||7||7||7||3||4||1|
|Andrew Fall & Fiona Fall||5||3||7||6||7||2||4|
|Francis Ainley & Paul Green||6||7||6||4||5||1||6|
|Pat Mechen & Pat Harden||4||2||7||7||7||3||3|
|Richard Ellis & Trish Ellis||6||7||7||6||7||3||2|
|Ken Hughes & Konstantin Yudintsev||7||3||7||6||3||2||5|