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The 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 strokeThis courtesy stroke might take a visiting player up to a handicap of 19 - this is correct.

PLEASE READ THE RULES VERY CAREFULLY AS VERY MANY PAIRS MAKE A MISTAKE IN THIS AREA AND THIS COULD LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION IF YOU USE THE WRONG HANDICAP DIFFERENCES.

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. 

2020 entries open December 1st (and close March 31st).

 

And the Winners are . . .

In the semi-finals Ray Dudman and Mike Williams (Surbiton) beat Paul Corris and Ed Brooks (Haywards Heath) by 4&3. Nick Serrecchia and Mark Lewin (Bedfordshire) beat Bon Newton and David Miles (West Herts) in the other semi-final.

In the final Nick Serrecchia and Mark Lewin (Bedfordshire), playing their third final in three seasons, were up against a determined pairing of Ray Dudman and Mike Williams (Surbiton), and it was the Surbiton pair who won, the match finishing on the 17th hole.

 

Pairs Plate 

Will Clare and John Dyke (Stratford Park) beat Paul Green and Michael Kenny (Elland) 2&1 in the first semi-final; and Jim McVie and Peter Dawson beat Peter Hollingsworth and Mike Harrington 2&1.

 

In the Pairs Plate final Jim McVie and Peter Dawson (Knebworth) got the better of Will Clare and John Dyke (Stratford Park).

Many congratulations to them.

 

 

 

 

And finally, the result of our wonderful  Pairs BB Stableford competition which replaced the third and fourth play-offs several years ago and has proved popular ever since. The first Pair came in off the course with 40 points, followed by another Pair on 41, then two Pairs on 42 and two on 43. But leading them all were Paul Green and Michael Kenny (Elland), with an impressive 44 points. Many congratulations to them.