Mixed Handicap 2016
On Monday 16th May the club held it’s annual Mixed Tournament for members. 8 pairs entered and were put into a single group stage followed by semi finals and a final. The full results are up on the board in the hall.
The handicaps ranged from -8 to +9 with some very hard fought games with every pair managing to take at least 1 victory. By 9.30pm the semi’s were decided as follows
Vicky Smith & Tony Durbin (-8) vs Jenny Cheeseman & Ian Sills (-8)
Emma Marley & Jerry Griffiths (0) vs Rachel Chapman & Will Watson (0)
With such even pairs the games were hard fought. Vicky and Tony’s ruthless consistency edging out Ian & Jenny 21-19 and Emma & Jerry making use their greater match experience to beat Rachel & Will 21-12.
The final (see picture above) was played in a great atmosphere with most of the other competitors hanging around until well after 10pm to see the conclusion which was nice to see. With some obviously tired legs on both sides the final still had some very hard fought points and long energy sapping rallies. Emma and Jerry maintained their lead until very near the end just losing out 21-20. Well done to Vicky & Tony.