Result of the Divisional Tournaments - 2007/08

sadDue to lack of entries, the Division Two tournament had to be cancelled.

The Division One Tournament consisted of two groups, with pairs playing all of the other pairs in their group. The top pairs in each group played semi-finals with the winners contesting the final and the losers contesting a 3rd-place match. The pairs finishing 3rd in each group contested a 5th-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.

All games were the best of 3 games, with setting, using rally-points scoring. Group rankings were decided by the pair winning the most matches.

Here are the details...


Division One

Peter & Kelly Fairey won all their games in Group "A" fairly comfortably to book their place in the semi-finals. They were joined by Paul Ormes & Denise Thomas who had a scare against Andy Bentley & Jane Lipton but finished in 2nd place.
In group "B" both Mark Yeandle & Debbie Gould and last year’s winners Barry Harriss & Fiona Dennis won all their matches with ease, so the only decision was who would come top and avoid Peter & Kelly in the semis. A close 3-setter went eventually to Barry & Fiona.
The semi-finals went to form although Barry & Fiona struggled against Paul & Denise.
The final was fought between the two Yeovil pairs and was deservedly won by Peter & Kelly who didn’t lose a game throughout the day. Barry & Fiona had had a couple of tough matches to reach the final and although they fought hard in the second set could not hold on to their trophy.

A mention must be made of the 7th-place play-off match. Still on court long after all other matches had been completed, the final set of this epic went to Dave & Liz Osborne who beat Andy Bentley and Jane Lipton by the truly staggering score of 30-28 which is the highest recorded in the league since the adoption of rally-points scoring.

Group A
  Kenny & Angela Andrew & Jane Ron & Julie Paul & Denise Peter & Kelly Jim & Michaela   Matches Won Ranking
Kenny Thompson
Angela Richards
(Dorchester)
 12
21
13
12
15
14
9
5
7
16
9
 06th
Andrew Bentley
Jane Lipton
(Yeovil Graduates)
21
19
21
 21
25
18
18
8
6
15
15
 24th
Ron McDiarmid
Julie Nash
(Dorchester)
21
21
19
23
 17
9
17
5
14
17
 15th
Paul Ormes
Denise Thomas
(Weymouth Falcons)
21
21
21
21
21
21
 10
8
21
21
 42nd
Peter Fairey
Kelly Fairey
(Westland)
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
 21
21
 51st
Jim Ailward
Michaela Kite
(Bridport Royals)
21
21
21
21
21
21
14
7
6
12
  33rd
Group B
  Simon & Wendy Mark & Debbie Dave & Sue Dave & Liz Andy & Lynn Barry & Fiona   Matches Won Ranking
Simon Watson
Wendy Field
(Westland)
 11
16
21
21
19
21
21
21
21
5
13
 33rd
Mark Yeandle
Debbie Gould
(Weymouth Falcons)
21
21
 21
21
21
21
21
21
17
21
13
 42nd
Dave Beavis
Sue Brazier
(Dorchester)
13
11
13
8
 7
9
8
12
7
4
 06th
Dave Osborne
Liz Osborne
(Dorchester)
21
16
10
9
11
21
21
 15
21
21
15
11
 24th
Andy Wakely
Lynn Miller
(Weymouth Falcons)
13
15
12
11
21
21
21
9
9
 8
11
 15th
Barry Harriss
Fiona Dennis
(Yeovil Graduates)
21
21
21
15
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
  51st
       
The top two pairs in each group played semi-finals and a final:
Semis...
  Peter Fairey & Kelly Fairey 21-10
21-13
 
Mark Yeandle & Debbie Gould
  Barry Harriss & Fiona Dennis 21-16
16-21
21-8
Paul Ormes & Denise Thomas
Final
  Peter Fairey & Kelly Fairey 21-8
21-17
 
Barry Harriss & Fiona Dennis
3rd Place Play-off
  Not played
       
The remaining pairs that finished level in each group played each other for the minor placings as follows:
5th Place Play-off
  Jim Ailward & Michaela Kite 10-21
16-21
 
Simon Watson & Wendy Field
7th Place Play-off
  Andrew Bentley & Jane Lipton 21-12
15-21
28-30
Dave Osborne & Liz Osborne
9th Place Play-off
  Ron McDiarmid & Julie Nash 16-21
10-21
 
Andy Wakely & Lynn Miller
11th Place Play-off
  Kenny Thompson & Angela Richards 21-10
21-14
 
Dave Beavis & Sue Brazier

Overall Positions
   
1stPeter Fairey & Kelly Fairey
2ndBarry Harriss & Fiona Dennis
3rd=Mark Yeandle & Debbie Gould
Paul Ormes & Denise Thomas
5thSimon Watson & Wendy Field
6thJim Ailward & Michaela Kite
7thDave Osborne & Liz Osborne
8thAndy Bentley & Jane Lipton
9thAndy Wakely & Lynn Miller
10thRon McDiarmid & Julie Nash
11thKenny Thompson & Angela Richards
12thDave Beavis & Sue Brazier

The finalists......
Div1 competitors
From left to right:
Kelly Fairey, Peter Fairey, Fiona Dennis, Barry Harriss

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