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Result of the Divisional Tournaments - 2006/07

Each of the tournaments consisted of two groups, with pairs playing all of the other pairs in their group. The top pairs in each group then contested a final, the second-placed pairs contested a 3rd-place play-off and so on down through the groups. Thus every pair played at least one pair from the other group in a head-to-head to determine their overall finishing position.

The Division Two groups, with 5 pairs each, played a single game with no setting. The other groups, with only 4 pairs per group, played 2 games with no setting. The final head-to-head match-ups were the best of 3 games, with setting.

Group rankings were decided by the pair winning the most games. If 2 pairs were equal, then ranking would be determined by the result of the game(s) between them. If the pairs could still not be separated, or if 3 or more pairs were tied, then it would be decided by the pair scoring the most points overall.

The decision to use the rally points scoring system caused a few headaches early on, and quite a few discussions were evident on court as players got to grips with the new scoring system. However, as the evening wore on and everyone got more used to it, the games seemed to flow more freely. Certainly it led to some close finishes in a number of games.

Here come the detailed results...


Division One

The group games went much as anticipated, with Fiona Dennis and Barry Harriss from Yeovil Graduates winning 5 out of 6 games in group A to finish top ahead of Emily Witham and Matthew Hillman from Weymouth Falcons.
Group B saw another Falcons pair, Debbie Gould and Andy Wakely, unbeaten, although they did have a scare against Ruth Richards and Liam Cordery.
A close fought final saw the Yeovil pair victorious in straight games.

Group A
  Fiona & Barry Denise & Suresh Helen & Steve Emily & Matthew   Games Won     Rank
Fiona Dennis
Barry Harriss
 21
21
21
18
21
21
 5 1st
Denise Thomas
Suresh Ghandi
10
11
 17
21
18
17
 1 4th
Helen Webb
Steve Titchard-Jones
10
21
21
19
 9
11
 2 3rd
Emily Witham
Matthew Hillman
13
14
21
21
21
21
  4 2nd
Group B
  Debbie & Andy Jane & Andy Liz & Dave Ruth & Liam   Games Won     Rank
Debbie Gould
Andy Wakely
 21
21
21
21
21
21
 6 1st
Jane Lipton
Andy Bentley
15
10
 20
21
18
18
 1 4th
Liz Osborne
Dave Osborne
13
12
21
14
 15
21
 2 3rd
Ruth Richards
Liam Cordery
20
10
21
21
21
18
  3 2nd
Playoffs

The pairs that finished level in each group played each other for overall positions as follows:

Final
Fiona Dennis & Barry Harriss 21-16
21-19
Debbie Gould & Andy Wakely
3rd Place Play-off
Emily Witham & Matthew Hillman 16-21
21-18
16-21
Ruth richards & Liam Cordery
5th Place Play-off
Helen Webb & Steve Titchard-Jones 11-21
18-21
Liz Osborne & Dave Osborne
7th Place Play-off
Denise Thomas & Suresh Gandhi 20-22
21-17
22-20
Andy Bentley & Jane Lipton
Overall Positions
1stFiona Dennis & Barry Harriss
2ndDebbie Gould & Andy Wakely
3rdRuth Richards & Liam Cordery
4thEmily Witham & Matthew Hillman
5thLiz Osborne & Dave Osborne
6thHelen Webb & Steve Titchard-Jones
7thDenise Thomas & Suresh Ghandi
8thAndy Bentley & Jane Lipton

Division Two

With each match-up consisting of only a single game, there was no room for any mistakes in the Division Two groups. Group C saw Janet Martin and Allan Potter (North Dorset) win all of their games (just!) to finish top. Behind them, 3 pairs managed to win 2 games each and so group positions had to be decided on points scored, with Jo Ray and Kevin Stenlake from Budmouth just pipping the pairs from Wessex Wanderers.
The other group saw another Wessex Wanderers pair, Jo Searle and Mike Read, beat everyone to finish ahead of Dorchester youngsters Charlotte Moore and Craig Swann.
The final was a tense and close affair, with Jo and Mike just holding on to be victorious.

Group C
  Jackie & Steve Janet & Allan Jo & Kevin Helen & Stephen Brenda & Tony   Games Won Points Won   Rank
Jackie Malton
Steve Bushell
 16211121 269 4th
Janet Martin
Allan Potter
21 212121 4 1st
Jo Ray
Kevin Stenlake
1815 2121 275 2nd
Helen Rees
Stephen Rowell
212010 21 272 3rd
Brenda Jones
Tony Uddin
15131217  0 5th

Note: Because 3 pairs finished with the same number of games won, group positions were decided on the total number of points scored overall.

Group D
  Rebecca & Neville Jo & Mike Charlotte & Craig Mary & Will Maria & Dave   Games Won     Rank
Rebecca Hillier
Neville Port
 13121611 0 5th
Jo Searle
Mike Read
21 212121 4 1st
Charlotte Moore
Craig Swann
2114 2121 3 2nd
Mary Ballett
Will Marks
211018 21 2 3rd
Maria Ormesher
Dave Calway
2115610  1 4th
Playoffs

The pairs that finished level in each group played each other for overall positions as follows:

Final
Janet Martin & Allan Potter 18-21
18-21
Jo Searle & Mike Read
3rd Place Play-off
Jo Ray & Kevin Stenlake 19-21
14-21
Charlotte Moore & Craig Swann
5th Place Play-off
Helen Rees & Stephen Rowell 22-24
21-17
12-21
Mary Ballett & Will Marks
7th Place Play-off
Jackie Malton & Steve Bushell 21-11
21-18
Maria Ormesher & Dave Calway
9th Place Play-off
Brenda Jones & Tony Uddin 21-8
21-10
Rebecca Hillier & Neville Port
Overall Positions
1stJo Searle & Mike Read
2ndJanet Martin & Allan Potter
3rdCharlotte Moore & Craig Swann
4thJo Ray & Kevin Stenlake
5thMary Ballett & Will Marks
6thHelen Rees & Stephen Rowell
7thJackie Malton & Steve Bushell
8thMaria Ormesher & Dave Calway
9thBrenda Jones & Tony Uddin
10thRebecca Hillier & Neville Port

Division Three

Last year’s winners, Sandy Sheldon and Lester Cawley, proved too strong for the other pairs in group E. But the Charmouth pair did lose one game at the hands of Emily Greenham and Dave Oldridge, and these may have been the decisive points that helped the Crewkerne Hermitage pair to claim 2nd spot in the group. Tying for the runner-up spot with another pair, and with the games between the two pairs being dead even, the position went to the pair that had scored the most points overall.
The other group saw the sole entrants from Cerne Abbas, Angela Head and Paul Boggust, win all their games to finish top. The battle for second spot hinged on the result of the match between two pairs who otherwise finished with equal records, and although the games had been shared, Bridport couple Jan and Dick Stevens scored more points.
The Division Three final was the only one to go to 3 sets, and a 21-19 score in the last game in favour of Sandy and Lester shows how well-matched the pairs were.

Group E
  Sandy & Lester Julia & Bob Katie & Otton Emily & Dave   Games Won Points Won   Rank
Sandy Sheldon
Lester Cawley
 21
21
21
21
21
20
 5 1st
Julia Catovsky
Bob Jones
17
18
 7
12
21
17
 1 4th
Katie Gibbs
Otton Hulacki
12
13
21
21
 15
21
 3103 3rd
Emily Greenham
Dave Oldridge
15
20
16
21
21
15
  3109 2nd

Note: Because 2 pairs finished with the same number of games won, and the result of the games between them were identical, group positions were decided on the total number of points scored overall.

Group F
  Angela & Paul Mandy & Damian Jan & Dick Gill & Eric   Games Won     Rank
Angela Head
Paul Boggust
 21
21
21
21
21
21
 6 1st
Mandy Greenham
Damian Noake
18
16
 18
17
17
10
 0 4th
Jan Stevens
Dick Stevens
10
20
21
21
 21
20
 3 2nd
Gill Bullock
Eric Samways
9
14
21
21
13
21
  3 3rd

Note: Because 2 pairs finished with the same number of games won, the result of the games between them was important. Although the games were shared, group positions were determined by the pair scoring the most points in those games.

Playoffs

The pairs that finished level in each group played each other for overall positions as follows:

Final
Sandy Sheldon & Lester Cawley 16-21
21-11
21-19
Angela Head & Paul Boggust
3rd Place Play-off
Emily Greenham & Dave Oldridge 21-7
21-12
Jan Stevens & Dick Stevens
5th Place Play-off
Katie Gibbs & Otton Hulacki 15-21
13-21
Gill Bullock & Eric Samways
7th Place Play-off
Julia Catovsky & Bob Jones 21-13
21-6
Mandy Greenham & Damian Noake
Overall Positions
1stSandy Sheldon & Lester Cawley
2ndAngela Head & Paul Boggust
3rdEmily Greenham & Dave Oldridge
4thJan Stevens & Dick Stevens
5thGill Bullock & Eric Samways
6thKatie Gibbs & Otton Hulacki
7thJulia Catovsky & Bob Jones
8thMandy Greenham & Damian Noake

Div1 competitors

Division One finalists......
Barry Harriss, Andy Wakely, Fiona Dennis, Debbie Gould


Div2 competitors

Division Two finalists......
Allan Potter, Janet Martin, Mike Read, Jo Searle


Div3 competitors

Division Three finalists......
Angela Head, Paul Boggust, Sandy Sheldon, Lester Cawley

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