Cobbetts Open Doubles 2008

Sunday, March 23rd 2008

The forecast of snow did not put off too many people and 26 teams turned up at Burridge on Easter Sunday afternoon for the Cobbetts Doubles. It turned out to be a cold day but much better day than expected with just one heavy hailstorm during the afternoon. One of last year’s winners, Steve Lombard, was again in the final against one of last year’s runners-up, Kath Knight. Steve, this time playing with Karen, triumphed again by beating Kath and Mike 13-4. An all Cobbetts plate final saw Dave Stubbs (playing with Alan Forse) beat his wife Alison (and Mike Porter) by the same score. The main consolage final was a much closer affair with Graham and Chris just beating Glenn and Steve 13-12. The junior team of Hannah and Rebecca narrowly lost to Wendy and Jackie in the wooden spoon final and the best junior team was Michael and Sam who qualified for the main competition.

Main Winners                      Steve Lombard (Cobbetts) & Karen Lombard (Hampshire Rose)

Runners-up                         Kath & Mike Knight (Lamb)

Semi-Finalists                     Mike & Mary Sheppard (Limesdowne)

                                            Chris Derrick & Dave Lucas (Ship)

Quarter-Finalists                 Peter Galton & Wayne Thatcher (Southampton City)

                                            Chris & Andy Bradbury (Cobbetts)

                                            Sheila & Paul Hayward (Limesdowne)

                                            Danny Corp & Tony Jones (Limesdowne)                           

Main Consolage Winners   Graham Galton (Southampton City ) & Chris Barron (Farmhouse)

                     Runners-up    Glenn Floyd & Steve Davenport (Cobbetts)

Plate Winners                      Dave Stubbs & Alan Forse (Cobbetts)

         Runners-up                Alison Stubbs & Mike Porter (Cobbetts)

Semi-Finalists                      Liz Farrow & Harrison Ash (Crondall)

                                            Norman & Anthea Staines (Shedfield)

Wooden Spoon Winners  (Plate Consolage)     Jackie Corp (Cobbetts) & Wendy Thatcher (Southampton City)

                    Runners-up     Hannah Lombard & Rebecca Rhodes (Hampshire Rose)

Best Junior Team                Michael Priest (Worthing) & Sam Thatcher (Southampton City)