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MEN'S AND MIXED COUNTY COMPETITION DRAWS 2020

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THE RESULTS WHICH FOLLOW FOR 2019 WILL REMAIN UNTIL SUPERCEDED BY THE 2020 RESULTS

Results of the competitions will be added to the Draw Sheets on the website on a weekly basis throughout the season.

Full details of Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, and, of course, the Finals, will be entered on this
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QUARTER FINALS – played at Thrapston BC on the evening of Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

1. Conor Bryan & Jason Bryan, Kingsthorpe BC beat Roger Tansley & Mick Sharpe, Kingsthorpe BC 22-12 shots
In this match, the father & son combination started very well, posting 5 shots in the first 3 ends with none conceded, and although their club colleagues pulled them back to just 1 shot ahead at 6-5 after 7 ends, the Bryan’s then scored very well over the next 5 ends to increase their lead to 15-6, and with 6 ends of the scheduled 21 left to play they were still well placed at 16-9 shots. A single on the 17th followed by a massive count of 5 on the 17th end saw the Bryan’s almost home and dry, and when Roger & Mick collected just 3 shots on the next 2 ends, they called it a day for Conor & Jason to proceed to the Semi-Finals.

2. Chris Beck & Peter Milburn, Abington BC beat Bryn Walker & John Marlow, Wellingborough BC 26-11 shots

In this match the Abington duo started very well in scoring 9 shots to just 1 conceded in the first 7 ends, but in picking up a good 4 followed by a 2, the Wellingborough players were just behind at 7-9. Three singles for Chris & Pete, followed by a count of 3 for Bryn & John saw the gap remain at 2 shots after 13 ends of play, but 3 high scoring ends for Abington saw them post 12 shots, including a massive 6, to take them to 24-10 ahead with 5 ends left. Bryn & John picked up a single, but when Chris & Pete scored a 2 on the 18th end Wellingborough shook hands and Abington proceeded to the Semi-Finals.

3. Brian Briggs & Adrian Harris, Kettering Lodge BC beat Kenny Muir & Alan Muir, Corby Forest BC 22-20 shots

The closest finish of all the Quarter Finals, but after 5 ends of play, with a 10-0 lead to Kettering Lodge, it did not look as though it would be close, however, the Muir brothers halved their deficit to 10-15 after 10 ends of play. Brian and Adrian increased their lead to 20-12 after 15 ends, but the Muir’s were not yet finished for they scored very well over the next 4 ends to close the gap to 2 shots at 19-21 down. After picking up a single on the 20th end Brian and Adrian had a small cushion of 3 shots playing the last end and Kenny & Alan could do no more than pick up a single for the Lodge pair to proceed to the Semi-Finals.

4. Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Jack Tobin & Phil Exley, Burton Latimer Town BC 23-13 shots

In this match Jack & Phil started well in winning the first 2 ends, but Darren and Jamie hit back very strongly in collecting 12 shots without reply over the next 6 ends, and after dropping a count of 3, they picked up a big count of 5 shots to increase their lead to 17-6 after 10 ends of play. 3 shots to each pair on the next 4 ends saw the margin remain, and with the West End pair collecting 3 more shots and Burton Latimer 1 shot, Jack & Phil shook hands and Darren & Jamie proceeded to the Semi-Finals.

SEMI-FINALS – played at Thrapston BC on the evening of Friday, 7th June, 2019.

1. Brian Briggs & Adrian Harris, Kettering Lodge BC beat Conor Bryan & Jason Bryan, Kingsthorpe BC 21-19 shots (after an extra end)

In this contest the Kettering Lodge pair started off the better with a 5-1 lead after 4 ends, but the Kingsthorpe son and father duo pegged them back to 5-4 two ends later, until dropping a 4 on the next end, and after 3 more ends the Lodge pair was 10-6 up at 10 ends. A good pick up of 4 on the 11th end saw Conor and Jason level things up, but then they were confined to that 10 for 4 ends as Brian and Adrian scored 7 shots for a good lead at 17-10 with 6 ends to play. Kingsthorpe reduced their deficit to 5 on the next 2 ends, and after dropping a single on the 18th end, picked up a big count of 5 shots, followed by a double, to take the lead for the first time at 19-18 with one end to play. That last end was obviously tense, but Brian and Adrian picked up a single to tie things up and to require an extra end to be played. That end went to Kettering Lodge for a passage to the County Finals, and more importantly to represent the County at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

2. Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Chris Beck & Peter Milburn, Abington BC 25-11 shots.

This match saw the West End pairing, of two players who have vast experience of County and National Finals, starting off very fast with 8 shots scored on the first 3 ends, including a 5 on the 3rd, and after Chris and Peter collected a double they were confined to that 2 for 5 ends as the West End pair doubled their score. Winning the next 2 ends brought Chris and Peter a little closer at 5-16 shots down, but 7 more to Darren and Jamie put the ‘writing on the wall’ for the Abington duo as they were now 5-23 down. They did not give up, however, and won the next 2 ends, getting 5 shots which included a good pick up of 4 shots, to be 10-23 adrift with 5 ends left to play. West End picked up 2 on the 17th, and when Abington could pick up just 1shot on the 18th end Chris and Peter conceded the match and it was the County Finals for Darren & Jamie, and more importantly to represent the County at the national Finals at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

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