Men’s Pairs Report – 11th July 2021
On Sunday 11th July 2021, 8 pairs of men arrived at Daventry Town B C to take part in the inaugural Men’s Pairs competition. After being greeted by Chairman Phillip Silk-Nielsen the competition got under way..
The players were split into 2 groups with 4 teams in each group. The competition was played in a round format with each team playing 3 matches, at the end of 2 rounds of matches, each group was poised for a close finish with 3 teams in each group still having a chance to progress to the final.
At the end of the round robin in Group 1 there were 3 teams on 4 points and the group was decided on Shot Difference with Craig Bowler and Adrian Mellows topping the group. In Group 2 the final round of matches left 1 team on 4 points with 2 other teams on 3 points and Chris Grey and Anthony Page topped the group.
The final started as a close match with the score at 4 – 2 after 4 ends, then Anthony and Chris won the next 2 ends to open a 7 – 2 lead, Craig and Adrian cut the deficit on the next end scoring 1 before Anthony and Chris won the next 6 ends to take a commanding 15 – 3 lead, the final two ends were shared, and the final score was 17 – 4 to Anthony and Chris.
Daventry Town Chairman Phillip Silk-Nielsen presented the trophy to the winning pair.
Disability Bowls England would like to thank Daventry Town B C for hosting the event, with special mention to Janet Matthews who ensured that we had refreshments throughout the day, also to Duggie Mitchell and Andy Houghton who pushed the wheelchair for our player throughout the event.
Disability Bowls England