Lovely day seeing everyone at the Eels Foot Cup today, 30 pairs battled it out playing 3 games each to secure a seeding for the afternoon. Eastern Region representations included Dave Pearse, David Willis, Josh Wilson, Jake Watson, Bill Eve.
Topping gold qualification were Baillie & Phil Pearson, conceding just 6 points in their 3 games closely followed by Dan and Andy who conceded 7, in 3rd seed a very strong showing from Ray Worsely & Paul Beer.
Moving through the knockouts we were down to the semi-finals in all competitions, with Baillie & Phil maintaining their morning form and beating Mick and Danny in the semi which secured Baillie’s 3rd consecutive gold final whilst Phil & Gonz set up an all local final beating Dan and Andy in the other semi-final. The Aldeburgh boys got off to a flyer moving into a 10-0 lead before being pegged back to 10-7 but the gap was too much and Gonz & Phil deservedly won 13-7
Gold consolage final saw Sandra & Simon taking on Kev & Rachel, Kev and Sandra were playing in their first competitions since suffering heart attacks recently and Rachel was playing in one of her first competitions. In a good match an excellent final point by Kev after some great shooting from Simon saw Rachel and Kev secure the plate in other finals, silver consolage saw Niki and Peter win against James & Cathy whilst in silver Tom and Darren edged out Paul Fletcher & Jan whilst finally in the pewter, Jackie & Chris edged out Michael and Sharon.
Lovely to see lots of old and new faces, we were blessed by the weather and many thanks to John, Pat, Michael, Hils, Wendy and Richard for making it all happen – see most of you again in two weeks!