Sunday, April 21st 2013
There were 29 teams entered on a lovely, sunny spring day.
From the 7 morning leagues, there were 6 teams that had won all of their matches. Leading the way were Steve & Karen Lombard (CobRose) with a formidable +32 with David Cruz & Dave Lucas (Spanglo Daves) next with +25. Also winning 3 games were Mike Porter & Alison Stubbs, Dani Sorianio & Stuart Floyd, Dave Stubbs & Richard Greeves and Frank Charlesworth & Christine Peat. These 6 teams were joined in the Main competition by Steve Snudden & Lesley Manning (winners of League 7) and Chris Barron & Steve Daykin as best runners-up. The next 8 teams went into the Plate competition, the next 8 into the Wooden Spoon and the final 5 into the ODNM (Oh Dear Never Mind). The top 4 teams from the morning maintained their form to reach the semi-finals and David and Dave went on to win the final 13-10 against Steve and Karen. There were some very strong teams amongst the other prize winners with Dave & Richard winning the Main Consolage, Mike & Harrison the Plate, Paul & Sheila (champions in 2011 & 2012) the Plate Consolage and Dean Seville & Graham Elcome the Wooden Spoon! Alan & Kate won the ODNM, a small compensation for losing their first 2 games in the morning 12-13.
The 18 prizewinning teams were as follows:
Main Winners David Cruz (Cobbetts) & Dave Lucas (Ship)
Runners-up Steve Lombard (Cobbetts) & Karen Lombard (Hampshire Rose)
Semi-finalists Mike Porter & Ali Stubbs (Cobbetts)
Dani Soriano (Cobbetts) & Stuart Floyd (Adur)
Main Consolage Winners Richard Greeves & Dave Stubbs (Cobbetts)
Runners-up Frank Charlesworth & Christine Peat (Oxshott)
Main Qualifiers Steve Snudden (Bordon) & Lesley Manning (Crondall)
Chris Barron & Steve Daykin (Cobbetts)
Plate Winners Mike Tull & Harrison Ash (Bordon)
Runners-up Danny Corp & Jed Stone (Limesdowne)
Semi-finalists Nigel Sibbring (Handcross) & Martin Gordon (Adur)
Alex Hepburn & Matt Silvester (Hampshire Rose)
Plate Consolage Winners Paul & Sheila Hayward (Limesdowne)
Runners-up Allan Paice (Crondall) & Bernie Miles (Southampton City)
Wooden Spoon Winners Graham Elcome (Adur) & Dean Seville
Runners-up Chris Wilcox (Oxshott) & Pauline Baxter
Spoon Consolage Winners Jackie Corp & Tony Jones (Limesdowne)
ODNM Winners Alan & Kate Douglas (Ship)
The Shoot the Egg competition was won by Alex Hepburn (Hampshire Rose).