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Alternate Stroke Doubles Competition 2013 - by Ray_Hall 22/07/2013 @ 23:44

East Saxons make off with South Saxons silver

 

A five round Swiss was played, with three games on Saturday. The holders, Colin & Georgeen Hemmings, led the field overnight with three wins. Richard and Pat Jackson were in an unaccustomed position at the bottom of the table. Nevertheless, Sunday morning saw a comprehensive win over the leaders by Janet Overell and Margaret Hampson. Meanwhile, the hastily assembled pairing of Liz Farrow and Keith Slatter (14 bisques) emerged to face the holders (3.5) in the final round. The underdogs went well ahead but, with bisques all spent, were just overhauled as the timer ran down.

Elizabeth Castell contributed a wonderful “Porter Cake” for tea, after which she presented the Castell Soda Siphons to Colin & Georgeen.

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Sixteen players had entered, with handicaps from -1 to 16. Five pairs had Southwick affiliation of some sort, the others from Colchester (2) and Purley Bury/Surbiton. The hoops had been moved and reset in the preceding week, and were firm without rabbit runs, but somewhat unforgiving. As a result, scoring was slow, with 14 of 20 games going to the 3 hour time limit.

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The modified tournament regulations resulted in five handicaps (for the pair) from 1.5 to 6, and three from 9 to 14. The closeness of most games and distribution of handicaps in the final results suggest that the modified regulation is along the right lines but will, no doubt, be fine-tuned as experience is gained.

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(Runners-up Keith Slatter and Liz Farrow)

(All photos courtesy of Ray Hall)

 

Full results:

Entrants and Final Position

  Indiv H/c Indices Avg Index Pair H/c   wins Position
               
Georgeen Hemming 7 1400          
Colin Hemming 0.5 1950 1675 3.5   4 1
               
Liz Farrow 11 1200          
Keith Slatter 16 1050 1125 14   3 2
               
Jamie Angus 6 1450          
Jack Davies -1 2250 1850 1.5   3 3
               
Mark Hamilton 2 1800          
Sharon Theobald 14 1100 1450 6   3 4
               
Alan Rew 12 1150          
Jeffrey Rushby 6 1450 1300 9   2 5
               
Jane Collier 12 1150          
Ann Brookes 11 1200 1175 12   2 6=
               
Janet Overell 4.5 1550          
Margaret Hampson 8 1300 1425 7   2 6=
               
Richard Jackson 4 1600          
Pat Jackson 7 1400 1500 5   1

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Results by Round

  1  
  score wins
     
Collier&Brookes 26 1
Angus&Davies -26 0
Hamilton&Theobald +2t 1
Hampson&Overell -2t 0
Hemming&Hemming +2t 1
Jackson&Jackson -2t 0
Rew&Rushby -22 0
Farrow&Slatter +22 1

 

  2  
  score wins
     
Collier&Brookes +12 2
Farrow&Slatter -12 1
Hamilton&Theobald -7t 1
Hemming&Hemming +7t 2
Hampson&Overell +6t 1
Jackson&Jackson -6t 0
Rew&Rushby -14 0
Angus&Davies +14 1

 

  3  
  score wins
     
Collier&Brookes -8t 2
Hemming&Hemming +8t 3
Hampson&Overell -7t 1
Farrow&Slatter +7t 2
Hamilton&Theobald -13 1
Angus&Davies +13 2
Rew&Rushby +7t 1
Jackson&Jackson -7t 0

 

  4  
  score wins
     
Hemming&Hemming -24 3
Hampson&Overell +24 2
Angus&Davies -4t 2
Farrow&Slatter +4t 3
Collier&Brookes -3t 2
Rew&Rushby +3t 2
Hamilton&Theobald +2t 2
Jackson&Jackson -2t 0
   

 

  5  
  score wins
     
Hemming&Hemming +2t 4
Farrow&Slatter -2t 3
Angus&Davies +3t 3
Hampson&Overell -3t 2
Rew&Rushby -1t 2
Hamilton&Theobald +1t 3
Collier&Brookes -1t 2
Jackson&Jackson +1t 1

 

 


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