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Result of the Handicap Tournaments - 2007/08

Mixed Tournament

Playing in a single group, every pair played each of the other pairs, best of 3 games to 21 points with no setting.
Unfortunately one pair had to withdraw leaving only six pairs to compete, but there were some very close games.

Mark and Debbie won all of their matches and finished in first place, though they were given a scare in their first match when Paul B. and Angela took a game off them. They almost lost their match against Paul R. & Amy but held on to win by the narrowest of margins, 21-20 in both games.
Paul R. & Amy met Stephen & Jackie in the final match which turned out to be the crucial decider for second place. This went to a deciding third set which Stephen & Jackie won, fending off a late comeback to take the game 21-20.

The results of the games were as follows:

  Andrew & Jane Paul & Amy Mark & Debbie Paul & Angela Lester & Sandy Stephen & Jackie   Hcap Matches Won Games Won Games Lost Rank
Andrew Bentley
Jane Lipton
  21
21
18
17
21
10
15
15
21
21
18
20
  +7 2 5 7 4th
Paul Rastall
Amy Gorochowski
15
17
  20
20
21
21
21
21
21
12
20
  +5.5 2 5 6 3rd
Mark Yeandle
Debbie Gould
21
21
21
21
  19
21
21
21
21
21
21
  0 5 10 1 1st
Paul Boggust
Angela Head
20
21
21
20
18
21
15
18
  13
21
21
17
12
  +12 2 5 8 5th
Lester Cawley
Sandy Sheldon
21
17
12
20
19
14
16
21
18
14
  20
16
  +11 0 2 10 6th
Stephen Rowell
Jackie Malton
21
21
18
21
21
16
14
21
21
21
21
    +9 4 8 3 2nd

Ladies Doubles Tournament

Sadly there were no entries.


Mens Doubles Tournament

Four pairs meant that this would be a small inaugural tournament, but it ended as a very close affair indeed. Only one match could be regarded as a slight mismatch with all the others either very close or needing a deciding game.
Indeed, Jim & Phil were so caught up in the tussle that they forget there was a "no setting" rule and finished a game 23-21 and had to do a count-back to see who had reached 21 first.

With everyone playing everyone else in a best-of-three format without setting, it fell to the very last game on court to determine who would win. Martin & Chris - with victory would come first place; with defeat they would be last. That’s how close this was.
In the end it was defeat, but only after a titanic struggle against Damian & Dave who themselves could have been champions but who had to settle for second place behind Paul & Mark.

The results of the games were as follows:

  Phil & Jim Damian & Dave Martin & Chris Paul & Mark   Hcap Matches Won Games Won Games Lost Rank
Jim Ailward
Phil Winton
  19
20
21
20
21
19
21
19
  0 1 3 5 3rd
Damian Noake
Dave Oldridge
21
21
  18
21
21
10
15
  +4 2 4 3 2nd
Martin Hooper
Chris Berridge
19
21
20
21
18
17
  17
21
21
  +8 1 4 5 4th
Paul Bowden
Mark Cummins
21
19
21
21
21
21
11
18
    0 2 5 3 1st

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