Result of the Veterans Tournament - 2011/12

As in previous years the tournament consisted a single group playing two games to 21 points (no setting). The pair who won most games (and most points in the event of a tie) won the tournament.

Each pair was awarded 1 point for every 2 years by which their combined age exceeded 80.


Barry Harriss (Yeovil Graduates) and Debbie Gould (Weymouth Network) once again proved too strong for everyone else, but dropped 2 games in the process. Dave and Liz Osborne lost both games to Barry and Debbie and would have tied for 1st place had they not dropped a game against Andy Knox and Sue Brazier. Still, winning all but 3 games was sufficient to clinch 2nd spot.
The next 3 pairs all won 8 games and had to be separated by points scored, with 3rd spot going to the eldest pair playing, Bryan Collins and Jackie Malton. Andy and Sue came 4th with Kenny Francis and Jane Lipton in 5th.
Even 6th and 7th places were tied, and because both pairs scored evenly in the head-to-head between them, again had to be separated by total points scored, with Cliff Aston and Amanda Patton outpointing Lindsay Smith and Jane Reddaway.
Finally, the youngest pair on show were Paul Boggust and Angela Head who finished in 8th place.

Thanks to everyone for making this an enjoyable evening.


The results of the games were as follows:

  Cliff & Amanda Paul & Angela Bryan & Jackie Dave & Liz Barry & Debbie Kenny & Jane Lindsay & Jane Andy & Sue   Games Won Points Won   Rank
Cliff Aston
Amanda Patton
  21
21
19
18
14
14
13
16
17
18
21
19
13
21
  4 245   6th
Paul Boggust
Angela Head
13
14
  4
2
9
12
11
12
11
10
21
18
9
13
  1   8th
Bryan Collins
Jackie Malton
21
21
21
21
  19
17
13
21
17
18
20
21
21
21
  8 272   3rd
Dave Osborne
Liz Osborne
21
21
21
21
21
21
  14
15
21
21
21
21
18
21
  11   2nd
Barry Harriss
Debbie Gould
21
21
21
21
21
19
21
21
  20
21
21
21
21
21
  12   1st
Kenny Francis
Jane Lipton
21
21
21
21
21
21
14
16
21
6
  10
21
6
13
  8 233   5th
Lindsay Smith
Jane Reddaway
12
21
19
21
21
8
6
11
7
18
21
2
  13
18
  4 198   7th
Andy Knox
Sue Brazier
21
20
21
21
16
10
21
11
14
12
21
21
21
21
    8 251   4th

The 1st and 2nd placed pairs ......
veterans
Dave, Liz, Debbie and Barry.

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