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The following pairs were played in the Tollemache on 19-20 November 2016: Joe/Gillian Fawcett, Jim Grant/Stefan Lindfors, Peter Bowles/Mike Orriel, Peter Wood/Willie Hamilton. Warner Solomon (capt)/Alex Maddocks.
They ended in the middle of their group (after an excellent start) winning five matches and losing three. Joe and Gillian Fawcett finished equal third on the cross imp table for the whole group. The captain wrote, 'All five pairs thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, playing against some of the best players in the country. I would like to thank the DBA for supporting the team.'
The teams selected for the match against Cornwall on 3 December are:
A Team: Peter Bowles and Ian Walsh, Ann Slee and Richard Lingham.
B Team: Mike Hamon and Enid Hamon, Mike Anderson and Terry Hirst.
C Team: Mair Preston-Jones and Joan Chandler, John Vaughan and Bev Dickinson.
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Championship Pairs: Stefan Lindfors won (with Miles Cowling).
Riviera Pairs: Clare Hamon and Barry Smale won.
Mixed Pairs: Tim and Pat Walton won.
Unfortunately Avon 'A' were only able to raise a team of four. The results were:
A Team lost 8-12: Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel, Joe and Gillian Fawcett
B Team lost 4-16: David Clarke and Jeanine Keith, Barry Smale and Clare Hamon.
C Team lost 6-14: Roland Wilkinson and Barry Goddard, Paul Dickens and Glenn Walker.
The Chairman of the DBA (Mike Hamon) and the Hon Secretary (Terence Treeby) are both standing down at or before the AGM in June 2017. The committee has no vice-Chairman.
The County urgently needs potential replacements for all 3 posts to come forward, either to take over early in 2017 or to join the committee and take over at the 2017 AGM. Please have a look at this poster.