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TwoThe National Seniors Pairs Championship

The National Seniors Pairs Championship is a Pairs better-ball knockout event. Handicap allowance is 90% as in CONGU rules. In the event of the match being tied play continues on a sudden-death basis to decide the winner. The winning Pair then go through to the next round. We try to arrange fixtures so that each alternate round is home or away, to level the playing field a bit, and also, away players receive one extra courtesy stroke

Courtesy of the course should be given to visiting players (though if that is not possible, as might happen at a proprietary Club) we have a rule whereby the visitors' green fees are shared with the home players - see the Rules page by clicking on the page name on the left of this page. Each round has a window of about five weeks to arrange and play the match. The handicap limit is 18 - but again see the Rules page. 



2018 Tournament - Round Three - to be played by July 22nd

Will home Pairs please contact their opponents asap to arrange the match. Winners are to report the score after the match please. Good luck and enjoy !

Winning Pair in each draw, once the match has been played, are underlined to indicate they have won.



Simpson/Rigby (Greenmount) v Hislop/Adams (Poulton-le-Fylde)

Liston/Newman (Oakland Park) v Hirani/Gater (Easthampstead)

Crowson/Towell (Low Laithes) v Trueman/O'Hagen (Staverton Park)

Lowe/Wakeman (Walsall) v Robinson/Hartley (Lilley Brook)

Turker/Payne (Woldingham) v Hook/Fleck (King's Hill)

Loran/Evans (Colchester Playgolf) v Porter/Bidwell (Rookery Park)

Fenwick/Poulten (Grt Hadham) v Davey/Burch (Oakland Park)

Pendlebury/Pooley (Staverton Park) v Watton/Fray (Walsall)

Grindle/Stuart (Forest Hills) v Thorley/Blood (Walsall)

Morris/Ulatowski (Cheshunt) v Feargrieve/McDaniell (Strawberry Hill)

Serrecchia/Lewin (Bedfordshire) v Cook/McCarthy (Langdon Hills)

hole-in-one for Nick Serrecchia !

Corris/Brooks (Haywards Heath) v Penley/Winsall (Chobham)

Patrickson/Black (Cookridge Hall) v Blackburn/Blakeley (Howley Hall)

Higgins/Paterson (Stock Brook Manor) v Whitelaw/Harrison (Cambs Meridian)

Burry/Beckett (Seacroft) v Cramp/Mason (Tapton)

Smiley/Corry (Worldham) v Smethers/Rowe (Brookmans Park)



Plate Round Two - to be played by July 22nd


Ball/Mander (Willingdon) v Palmer/Towner (Reigate Hill)

Cox/Wilmot (Matlock) v Rollings/Peachey (Wavendon)

Domaszewski/Purdy (Waterlooville) v Shaw/Philpott (Dummer)

Smith/Richmond (W Herts) v Edwards/Worth (Cambs Meridian)

Dunn/Harrison (Greenmount) v Boustead/Saxon (Saddleworth)

Jamieson/Pugh (Mile End) v Wylde/Meredith (Worcester G&CC)

Smith/Thorne (Wycombe Heights) v Nicholson/Ireland (Easthamspstead)

Goldsmith/Taylor (Oakland Park) v Thomas/Whiteley (Langdon Hills)

Lyons/Retallic (Easthampstead) v Ehren/Walsh (Langdon Hills)

Boucher/Davidson (Reigate Hill) v Dalgliesh/Jones (Haywards Heath)

Rogers/Smith(Wollaton Park) v Merritt/Brown (Staverton Park)

Bickerdike/Bird (Naunton Downs) v Lewis/Evans (Maesteg)

Latta/Austin (Colchester) v Taylor/Smith (West Essex)

Chambers/North (Wollaton Park) v Smedley/Conway (Staverton Park)





The Finals 2017

The finals were held at Staverton Park in mid-October in warm and pleasant weather - though Storm Ophelia made its presence known just as we finished the semi-finals. A brilliant red sun could be seen in a stormy-looking sky but we stayed dry and pretty warm.

In the Plate semi-final Steve Lapage and Ian Barrowcliffe from Rowlands Castle defeated Brian Whitelaw and Roger Harrison from Cambridge Meridian. In the final, the same Pair lost to Staverton Park's Peter Trueman and Kevin O'Hagen, who sat out the semi-final due to the withdrawal of the fourth qualifiers. Congratulations to Peter Trueman and Kevin O'Hagen (Staverton Park), our 2017 Pairs Plate winners.

In the National Seniors Pairs Championship itself, the semi-finals also saw one Pair sitting out the first day. In the semi-final played Bob Bickerdike and Alan Stenton from Naunton Downs saw off, on the final putt, a fighting challenge from Jim Fern and Ron Parr from Five Lakes, both pairs enjoying their first taste of semi-final competition.

In the final they faced Bedfordshire GC's Nick Serrecchia and Mark Lewin, losing that match after a final filled with excellent golf. So, congratulations to Nick Serrecchia and Mark Lewin  (Bedfordshire Golf Club), our 2017 National Seniors Pairs Champions.