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Ellenborough Over 50 Section Christmas Drawn Doubles Competition

This competition was held on the morning of Monday the 19th December and there were 16 pairs taking part, with the top 16 players seeded and the remaining 16 drawn at random to partner them.
The first round was played in four groups of four, with the winners and runners-up in each group progressing to the quarter finals.  There were some very close matches even at this stage, with at least one going to 18-16 in the deciding game.

The quarter finals saw Allen Browne and Joan Bayman beating Joe Torres and Jacques Guerirem, JohnSkinner and Cara Skinner beating Peter Brown and Graham Smith, Fred Davis and Sureya Aydin beating Reg Allen and Ian Allen and, lastly, Clive French and Ruth Eddelston beating Thanos Morphitis and Derek Marcus.

In the semi-finals, Fred and Sureya won a very close match against Clive and Ruth by 11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10 whilst Allen and Joan had a straight win 13-11, 11-6, 11-7 against John and Cara.

This set up an exciting final between Fred Davis and Sureya Aydin on one side against Allen Browne and Joan Bayman on the other.  With four players who all like to hit given the opportunity, this was always going to be an all-action final and the spectators were not to be disappointed.  In the end, however, Allen Browne and Joan Bayman came out on top, winning 11-9, 11-6, 11-7.  The winners were presented with engraved glass trophies made especially for the occasion (see photos).

The competition was followed by the traditional fish and chips lunch, with crackers, mince pies and seasonal music, and a seasonal quiz.

  
Peter Bayman


L to R Sureya, Allen, Joan & Fred

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