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Kent & Wiltshire contest Mixed Pairs Final

24th August, 2019 by Alistair Hollis

Play continued in sweltering conditions at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa today in the National Mixed Pairs Competition, supported by the Friends of English Bowling.

Previous finalists from 2017 Elaine Score & Edward Morris overcame Charlene Turpie and Andrew Briden (Buckinghamshire) 21-18 in the second round this morning however a second final appearance in 2 years was not to be. Sara Trotter and Dave Mason (Kent) who earlier today defeated Sarah Bowen and Joe Sharp (Hampshire) 17-14 ended Score & Morris’ hopes, at 14-14 a count of 7 to lead 21-14 with 6 ends remaining led the way to Trotter and Mason’s first final appearance with a 24-17 victory.

Meanwhile in the other semi-final Wiltshire’s Lucy Smith and Mikey Titcombe dashed any title hopes for Jamie-Lea Winch and Joe Dawson thanks to a 24-19 victory.

Results:
Last 16:
Denise Hodd and Michael Stone (Sussex) bt Jennie Redford and Nick Muir (Hertfordshire) 22-13;
Jamie-Lea Winch and Joe Dawson (Leicestershire) bt Gemma Barnett and Simon Clarke (Surrey) 22-20;
Ellie Last and John Rednall (Suffolk) bt Nikki Parsons and Lee Phillips (Devon) 22-15;
Lucy Smith and Mike Titcombe (Wiltshire) bt Steven Cook and Victoria Forster (Cumbria) 19-18;
Sara Trotter and Dave Mason (Kent) bt Karen Malone and Toddy Di Giovanni (Somerset) 23-15;
Sarah Bowen and Joe Sharp (Hampshire) bt Jane Murphy and Andy Knapper (Berkshire) 20-19;
Elaine Score and Edward Morris (Essex) bt Emma Exley and Phil Exley (Northamptonshire) 25-14;
Charlene Turpie and Andrew Briden (Buckinghamshire) bt Maddie Burgess and Grant Burgess (Worcestershire) 26-12;

Quarter-Finals:

Jamie-Lea Winch and Joe Dawson (Leicestershire) bt Denise Hodd and Michael Stone (Sussex) 23-16;

Lucy Smith and Mike Titcombe (Wiltshire) bt Ellie Last and John Rednall (Suffolk) 23-20;
Sara Trotter and Dave Mason (Kent) bt Sarah Bowen and Joe Sharp (Hampshire) 17-14;

Elaine Score and Edward Morris (Essex) bt Charlene Turpie and Andrew Briden (Buckinghamshire) 21-18;

Semi-Finals:

Lucy Smith and Mike Titcombe (Wiltshire) bt Jamie-Lea Winch and Joe Dawson (Leic’s) 24-19;

Sara Trotter and Dave Mason (Kent) bt Elaine Score and Edward Morris (Essex) 24-17

Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at: https://www.bobsaundersphotography.co.uk/bowls-events

Entry to the championships is free of charge. Chargeable parking is available in Victoria Park and in nearby town centre car parks. The Tournament Office will be open daily from 8.30am until close of play. Should you have any queries related to the National Championships please telephone 07444 272672.

 

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