On Thursday instead of our normal knock night we held a fun night for our annual Xmas doubles. There were 28 entrants and pairs were mostly drawn from an ‘A’ list of players paired with those players on the ‘B’ list to even up their chances of becoming winners.
With 14 pairs there were two preliminary lists of seven teams each of which would play each other. This meant that there 42 games to be played each of three ends to be played out. With 126 ends to play it was going to a long night. These were completed just after 10 pm so we decided to have just four teams to play the semi- finals. From group 1 it was clear cut with Igor Scekalevs and Terry Rudd first and runners up were Grant Brightey and father Mark Brightey. In group 2 it was David Woolley and Bob Littlechild as clear cut winners but the runners up had to be decided by a count back as to the number of ends won. With still a tie it was decided who won against the other in the group games giving us Andy Bayes and David Hughes as runners up.
In the semi-final Woolley and Littlechild beat Brightey and Brightey whilst in the other Scekalevs and Rudd beat Bayes and Hughes. At 10-30 the final was between Scekalevs and Rudd against Woolley and Littlechild. It was hard fought with David Woolley and Bob Littlechild the eventual winners 6-11, 11-5, 11-9 worthy winners after a long evening.
The winners and runners up were presented with medals, recently struck, depicting the Wisbech town coat of arms.