Cobbetts Open Doubles 2007

June 2007

Despite the appalling weather only two teams of the entered teams and the BBQ cancelled! The remaining 31 teams played through the pouring rain with timed games in leagues starting at 1pm followed by a knockout. Jean-Francois playing with Kath from the Lamb, who are twinned with his club Trévières, just failed to take the trophy to France losing out in the final to home club players Steve and Glenn. A very close final in the plate saw Chris and Liz fight back from 2-9 to beat Hilary and Gianni 13-12. There were some fine junior performances from Sam and Christian who both reached the main quarter finals and Neil and Callum. The latter just losing out in the final of the Wooden Spoon to Dave and Gina from the Lamb. The juniors Neil and Sam also ‘Smashed the Egg’ to reach the final of the shooting competition along with their more senior rivals Dave Stubbs, Bob Thomas, Chris Barron and Tony Giordano. Tony took the prize with the only hit in the final.

Main Winners                       Glenn Floyd & Steve Lombard (Cobbetts)

Runners-up                          Kath Knight (Lamb) & Jean-Francois Bernard (Trévières)

Semi-finalists                       Roger Wojciechowski & Tony Giordano (Poole)

                                             Danny Corp & Tony Jones (Limesdowne)                                    

Quarter-finalists                   Sam Thatcher & Wayne Thatcher (Southampton City)

                                             Steve Love & Sue Sandy (Cobbetts)

                                             Christian Waller (Worthing Juniors) & Mike Knight (Lamb)

                                             Ian Burchell & Mark Duncan (Hampshire Rose)                                             

Main Consolage Winners    Tom Hutchings & Kelly Thorne (Chiltern)

Runners-up                          Graham Galton (Southampton City) & Ben Corp (Limesdowne)

Plate Winners                       Liz Farrow (Crondall) & Chris Barron (Farmhouse)

Runners-up                          Hilary & Gianni Dalmasso (Southampton City)

Semi-finalists                        Alison Stubbs & Mike Porter (Cobbetts)

                                             Pam Treend & June Buxton (Farmhouse)

Wooden Spoon (Plate Consolage) Winners  Dave & Gina Newbold (Lamb)

Runners-up                          Neil Floyd & Callum Lombard (Hampshire Rose) (Juniors)

Equal Best Juniors               Sam Thatcher (Southampton City)

                                             and Christian Waller (Worthing Juniors)