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HSMBA Over 55 Pairs Championship





Sue Dix & Les Williams


David Millington Jones & Peter Wright


2019-20 Competition

This newly introduced competition was played for the first time on Saturday 25 January 2020 at Ross Bowling Club and attracted 15 entries. The teams played in 4 round robin groups with the winners and runners-up progressing to the quarter finals. Fownhope & Weston each had 2 teams in the quarter finals and Ross had 4 players spread over 3 teams. The Fownhope teams both fell at this stage, as did one Weston team and the Golden Valley team. Two tight semi-finals saw the Weston team of David Millington Jones and Peter Wright ease past Tony Vitale (Larruperz) and Ian Park (Ross) whilst the Ross pair of Sue Dix and Les Williams defeated the other halves of the couples, Pam Park (Ross) and Hazel Vitale (Larruperz). At the end of a closely fought final Sue Dix and Les Williams were crowned as the inaugural Over 55 Pairs champions.

Quarter Finals

Tony Vitale (Larruperz) & Ian Park (Ross) bt Sue & John Stannard (Fownhope) 9-7

Pam Park (Ross) & Hazel Vitale (Larruperz) bt Betty & Harold Aubrey (Weston) 12-6

David Millington Jones & Peter Wright (Weston) bt Carole Rowland & Peter Clark (Fownhope) 11-3

Sue Dix & Les Williams (Ross) bt Gordon Court & Jill Howells (Golden Valley) 13-2

Semi Finals

David Millington Jones & Peter Wright bt Tony Vitale & Ian Park 10-8

Sue Dix & Les Williams bt Pam Park & Hazel Vitale 12-8


Sue Dix & Les Williams bt David Millington Jones & Peter Wright 10-8

Roll of Honour

2020 Over 55 Pairs Finalists: David Millington Jones, Peter Wright, Sue Dix & Les Williams with County Umpire Richard Bemand