NATIONALS – Triples and Fours
Melton Mowbray IBC – April 13/14
FOURS – David Newsome/Dave Hunton/David Brown/Keith Hughes came 3rd in their group with an 11-6 win over Dorset1 and 2 losses. Geoff & Ann Whitehead/Jill Newsome/Lynda Tranmer also came 3rd after drawing 2 of their games but losing the third against Cheshire1 (which included yesterdays Pair Champions). So unfortunately no knockout matches for either.
Lee & Bronagh Toleman/Danny Langdon/Lawrence Moffat lost their first match but recovered with 2 wins to end 2nd in their group. They then failed to score against Dorset4 crashing out of the last 32 with 3 ends to go and the score at 0-11. Francis Boatman/Neil Flynn/Jane Rudd/Steve Duffin fared a little better. After winning all 3 round robin matches they slipped past Cambridge2 by 5-4 to reach the final 16. Here their day ended with a 4-10 defeat at the hands of West Sussex1.
TRIPLES – Both our teams won 2 out of 3 round robin matches to reach the last 32 but then Lawrence Moffat/Bronagh & Lee Toleman progressed no further after a 4-7 defeat by Norfolk1 (the eventual Champions). However, Francis Boatmen/Jane Rudd/Steve Duffin beat Suffolk2 to play Surrey3 in the last 16. A 10-5 win then took them into the Q Finals to play Norfolk2 which produced another win by 8-7. In the S Finals they faced up to Hampshire1 but here they were defeated by 4-8. A great effort by our trio and for Francis – his 2nd Semi of the weekend.