The Bell Harborne 2 man team results and write up by Greg Smith
Andy Saunders 15-21 Lee Kington
Rob Carter 21-6 Alex Harrison
Ross Dunkley 21-20 Simon Homer
Josh Hale 21-19 Jamie Wyer
Carl Fielding 21-14 Phil Clinton
Glen Herbert 15-11 Elliot Mcguiness
Scott Simpson 21-17 Dan Bowater
Paul Evans 19-13 Paul Knight
Saunders 20-21 Hale
Carter 21-10 Dunkley
Evans 21-12 Fielding
Simpson 13-0 Herbert
Carter 21-15 Evans
Saunders 21-13 Simpson
In front of a great crowd of around 150 The Bell green was quick and producing some tricks that the bowlers hadn’t experienced on here the 3 years it has ran.
The quarter finals produced some great games, none more so than Dunkley/Hale vs Homer/Wyer. Homer led 20-15 in the first leg, which Dunkley clawed back and snatched a 20 win. Hale and Wyers game was level all the way through. Lay game down at 19-18, Hale produced 2 quality ends for them to win by 3 overall. Fielding and Herbert were the most impressive quarter final winners taking out previous winners Clinton and Mcguiness comfortably.
Onto the semis, where Hale and Saunders played out a marathon which Hale clinched 21-20. Carter was then impeccable in dispatching Dunkley 21-10 to reach the final.
Evans was impressive in beating Fielding to 12 in the first leg and Simpson got off to a flyer against Herbert and got to 13 without response.
The final produced 2 topsy-turvy games where Carter led Evans 12-3 but Simpson led Saunders 8-0. Both games had a quick turnaround and at the halfway point was in the balance with Carter leading 14-13 and Simpson leading 11-8. The West Brom pairing managed to pull away from their opponents with Saunders completing his comeback 21-13 and Carter winning 21-15 and clinch the winners trophy and top prize of £780.
I’d like to thank Josh Hale and EventSigns ltd for their sponsorship for this year.
Also all of the Bell Inn members who helped it all run smoothly over the last few weeks!
And finally everybody who turned up to watch – for me it was by far the best one yet, the green was packed, perfect weather and a great atmosphere on and around the green!
Look forward to seeing you all next year!!
The winners Rob Carter and Andy Saunders (from left) with sponsor Josh Hale and organiser Greg Smith.
Organiser Greg Smith with runner-up Paul Evans, sponsor Josh Hale and runner-up Scott Simpson.
The crowd on show at the Bell Inn 2 Man Team.