It’s been quite a week!
Last weekend, Ange & Dawn lost their National Senior Pairs on Saturday morning and Sarah lost her re-arranged Unbadged Singles.
On Saturday afternoon, Ange won her re-arranged Unbadged Singles and Laurence & Dawn won their Middlesex Mixed Pairs v Kevin & Chris from Hampton.
On Sunday morning, Jean, Ann & Cathy lost their quarter-final of the Middlesex Triples to West Ealing (all down to the last end when Megan trailed the jack right to the back of the rink and Sue followed it up with another couple of shots), but Ange, Sarah & Dawn beat Winchmore Hill. They subsequently lost to Holtwhites in the semi (having been up for 12 ends, then Holtwhites changed the mat length – drat. It was 16-16 at 16 ends but our opposition played the last two ends better than we did), Holtwhites, last year’s winners, West Ealing (who beat Fordbridge Park) in the Final.
On Sunday evening, Sarah & Dawn lost to Marion & Carol from Ashford back on the Ashford green, which, to be honest, was quite different from Holtwhites.
On Monday evening, Audrey & Ange took our Sunday night opponents out of the competition, so Audrey & Ange are through to the County Pairs Quarter-finals. Also through are Ann & Cathy who beat Jean & Nadine.
Audrey beat Nadine in the Middlesex Singles, Cathy beat Cassie (Sunbury) and Dawn lost to Anna from Ashford – back on that green again!
Laurence & Norman had a walk over from Roger Leatherby in the National Men’s Pairs.
Both Audrey and Ange won the next round of the Unbadged Singles. Audrey plays Anita (Sunbury but CP indoors) and Ange plays Carol K (Bishop Duppas, who beat Sarah).
Norman, Jean, Nadine & Brian N plus Laurence, Richard H, Dawn & Ann narrowly (by 2 shots!) beat Hayes in the Tony Allcock Over 60’s Mixed Double Rink.
Tomorrow (Saturday), Ann, Jean, Nadine, Cathy & Dawn are all in the Middlesex team playing Surrey at Sutton BC in the John’s Trophy.
On Sunday, there is a Men’s Richmond & Barnes Double Rink away at Mid Surrey at 10.00 am but in the afternoon, Cathy, Nadine, Jean & Ann are one half of the Middlesex Walker Cup team playing Kent. The match starts at 1.30 pm, so do come along and watch. Think the weather should be ok.