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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 ... pictures will follow shortly.


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 Ranking
Fiona Dennis
Barry Harriss
(Yeovil Graduates)
 21
21
21
18
21
21
 51st
Denise Thomas
Suresh Ghandi
(Weymouth Sports)
10
11
 17
21
18
17
 14th
Helen Webb
Steve Titchard-Jones
(Dorchester)
10
21
21
19
 9
11
 23rd
Emily Witham
Matthew Hillman
(Westland)
13
14
21
21
21
21
  42nd
Group B
  Debbie & Andy Jane & Andy Liz & Dave Ruth & Liam   Games Won Ranking
Debbie Gould
Andy Wakely
(Weymouth Falcons)
 21
21
21
21
21
21
 61st
Jane Lipton
Andy Bentley
(Yeovil Graduates)
15
10
 20
21
18
18
 14th
Liz Osborne
Dave Osborne
(Dorchester)
13
12
21
14
 15
21
 23rd
Ruth Richards
Liam Cordery
(Weymouth Falcons)
20
10
21
21
21
18
  32nd
       
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 Ranking
Jackie Malton
Steve Bushell
(Wessex Wanderers)
 
 16211121 2694th
Janet Martin
Allan Potter
(North Dorset)
 
21 212121 4 1st
Jo Ray
Kevin Stenlake
(Budmouth)
 
1815 2121 2752nd
Helen Rees
Stephen Rowell
(Wessex Wanderers)
 
212010 21 2723rd
Brenda Jones
(Dorchester)
Tony Uddin
(Budmouth)
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 Ranking
Rebecca Hillier
Neville Port
(North Dorset)
 13121611 05th
Jo Searle
Mike Read
(Wessex Wanderers)
21 212121 41st
Charlotte Moore
Craig Swann
(Dorchester)
2114 2121 32nd
Mary Ballett
Will Marks
(Wessex Wanderers)
211018 21 23rd
Maria Ormesher
Dave Calway
(Wessex Wanderers)
2115610  14th
       
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 Ranking
Sandy Sheldon
Lester Cawley
(Charmouth)
 21
21
21
21
21
20
 5 1st
Julia Catovsky
Bob Jones
(Dorchester)
17
18
 7
12
21
17
 1 4th
Katie Gibbs
Otton Hulacki
(Bridport Royals)
12
13
21
21
 15
21
 31033rd
Emily Greenham
Dave Oldridge
(Crewkerne Hermitage)
15
20
16
21
21
15
  31092nd

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 Ranking
Angela Head
Paul Boggust
(Cerne Abbas)
 21
21
21
21
21
21
 61st
Mandy Greenham
Damian Noake
(Crewkerne Hermitage)
18
16
 18
17
17
10
 04th
Jan Stevens
Dick Stevens
(Bridport Royals)
10
20
21
21
 21
20
 32nd
Gill Bullock
Eric Samways
(Charmouth)
9
14
21
21
13
21
  33rd

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.

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

Division One finalists......
Div1 competitors
From left to right:
Barry Harriss, Andy Wakely, Fiona Dennis, Debbie Gould
Division Two finalists......
Div2 competitors
From left to right:
Allan Potter, Janet Martin, Mike Read, Jo Searle
Division Three finalists......
Div3 competitors
From left to right:
Angela Head, Paul Boggust, Sandy Sheldon, Lester Cawley

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