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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.


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. 


First Round Draw

Matches to be played by May 12th


Gilbert/Moss (Stock Brook Manor) v Fenwick/Poulton (Great Hadham)

Elliott/Bailey (Surbiton) v Corris/Brooks (Haywards Heath)

Wheeler/Sharp (Cotswold Edge) v Bickerdike/Bird (Naunton Downs)

House/Nutland (Burnham & Berrow) v Thompson/Bailey (Tracey Park)

Lewis/Evans (Maesteg) v Fill/Small (Naunton Downs)

Preston/Carter (Leighton Buzzard) v Serrecchia/Lewin (Bedfordshire)

Dadd/Patterson (Sutton Coldfield) v Clare/Dyke (Stratford Park)

Hook/Flack (King's Hill) v Wilson/Barnard (Tandridge)

Ibbotson/Jolly (Shrewsbury) v Townson/Clarke (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

Pope/Waltham (Ufford Park) v Fern/Parr (Five Lakes)

Blackwell/Benson (Haywards Heath) v Napper/Long (Chobham)

Robinson/Hartley (Lilley Brook) v Wright/Hartley (Tiverton)

Lyons/Retallic (Easthampstead) v Dudman/Willians (Surbiton)

Crowson/Towell (Low Laithes) v Green/Kenny (Elland)

Mason/Goodman (Crow Nest Park) v Hislop/Adams (Poulton-le-Fylde)

Shaw/Philpott (Dummer) v Morton/Cummins (Strawberry Hill)

Beattie/Harris (Christchurch) v Smiley/Sharp (Worldham)

Domaszewski/Purdy (Waterlooville) v Crozier/Wallace (Christchurch)

Breslin/Conway (Copsewood Grange) v Chambers/Butin (Wollaton Park)

Hollingsworth/Harrington (Oakland Park) v Barber/Barber (Richings Park)

Austin/Pain (Colchester) v Tucker/Smith (Stock Brook Manor)

Slingsby/Tole (North Hants) v Feargrieve/McDonnell (Strawberry Hill)

Avery/Blake (Welwyn Gdn City) v Liston/Newman (Oakland Park)

Vermigle/Hunter (Bramley) v Curtis/Goldie (Strawberry Hill)

Bates/Hunt (Cottingham Park) v Bray/Stephenson (Cookridge Hall)

Loran/Evans (Colchester Playgolf) v Cook/McCarthy (Langdon Hills)

Bell/Fox (Sutton Bridge) v Whitelaw/Harrison (Cambridge Meridian)

Adey/Grant (Cambridge Meridian) v Toft/Bamfield (Middleton Hall)

Chick/Fleming (Langdon Hills) v Saunders/Collins (Royston)

Eve/Oakley (Langdon Hills) v John/Leary (Great Hadham)

Latta/Sutton (Colchester) v Waters/Sterry (Burstead)

Powell/Smyth (Burstead) v Sack/Grainger (Cheshunt)

Down/Crocker (Allendale) v Patrickson/Black (Cookridge Hall)

Chilton/Clark (Cheshunt) v Whitwham/Heaney (Bedfordshire) 

Marshall/Fleming (Cheshunt) v Smethers/Rowe (Redbourn)

Newton/Miles (West Herts) v Halley/LeVay (Cheshunt)

Edwards/Worth (Cambridge Meridian) v Higgins/Paterson (Stock Brook Manor)

Dunn/Harrison (Greenmount) v Dickenson/Hartley (Normanton)

Cox/Wilmot (Matlock) v Scott/Taylor (Bondhay)

O'Hare/Lanwarne (Welwyn Garden City) v Courtney/Stonebridge (West Herts)

Davey/Burch (Oakland Park) v McVie/Dawson (Knebworth)

Smith/Rainbow (Harpenden Common) v Smith/Green (West Herts)




2018 Tournament - And the winners are . . . 


2017 champions Serrecchia and Lewin (Bedfordshire) went up against first-time finalists Morris and Ulatowski (Cheshunt) winning by a very close margin, despite an injury to Mark Lewin, which forced him out of the final.

In the other semi-final Robinson and Hartley (Lilley Brook) were up against Porter and Bidwell (Rookery Park), and the game was so tight that it needed to go to the fourth extra play-off hole before a very good chip sealed it for the Lilley Brook pair.

The final saw Serrecchia and his reserve partner, Richard Suthers, take an early lead against the Lilley Brook pair, but that lead was pared back and Robinson and Hartley finished off the game with a hole to spare.

Congratulations to Eddie Robinson and Andy Hartley, our 2018 Pairs Champions.




















In the Plate semi-finals Meredith and Harris (Worcester G&CC) battled it out with fellow-newcomers Rogers and Smith (Wollaton Park), winning that match to set up a final against Austin and Pain (Colchester), who had disposed of Dalgliesh and Jones (Haywards Heath) in the semi-final.

The match was over with a few holes to spare, with Terry Rogers and Paul Smith (Wollaton Park) our 2018 Pairs Plate winners.


Congratulations to all.