Pot Luck Doubles 2016
The Pot Luck Doubles competition took place on Tuesday 15th November at Diss High School.
22 league players turned out to take part in the event.
The draw for pairing the players resulted as follows:
Phil Waity & Thomas Bloomfield, Stephen Stolworthy & Alan Worthington,
Tim Simms-Baalham & Pat West, Scott Boast & Ben Miles
Trevor Cottee & George Stolworthy, David Mortlock & Terry Doyle, Jonathan Mortlock & Adrian Key
John Bryant & Marcus Cooper, Paul Mortlock & Booan Temple,
Chris Jones & Santos Ledesma, Ian Brown & Ian Hammond
The pairings were placed into three groups as follows and all pairings in each group would play each other:-
Group 1 was made up of the first 4 doubles pairing listed
Group 2 was made up of the next 3 doubles pairing listed
Group 3 was made up of the remaining 4 pairings listed.
The winners of each group would go through to the semi final. The runners up in group 1 and 3 would play off to make up the fourth semi finalist.
There were a lot of close games in the group stage but the resulting winners were as follows:-
Group 1 winner: Stephen Stolworthy & Alan Worthington
Group 2 winner : David Mortlock & Terryt Doyle
Group 3 winner: Chris Jones & Santos Ledesma
Runners up were Phil Waity & Thomas Bloomfield and Ian Brown & Ian Hammond.
The fourth semi final place, after the runners up playoff, went to Phil Waity & Thomas Bloomfield.
The first semi final of the evening was Stephen Stolworthy & Alan Worthington v Phil Waity & Thomas Bloomfield . This turned out to be a close match with Stephen and Alan eventually coming out on top. the scores were 11-9, 11-8, 7-11 and 15-13.
The second semi final David Mortlock & Terry Doyle v Chris Jones & Santos Ledesma. This was not quite as close as the first semi final. David & Terry beat Chris & Santos in 4 sets. Score were 11-13, 11-8, 11-4 and 11-5.
The final was again close in two of the games but it was the combination of the hard hitting Stephen and the steadiness of Alan who beat David and Terry in three straight sets 14-12, 11-3 and 12 -10.
So Pot Luck Doubles Champions 2016 are Stephen Stolworthy & Alan Worthington. Note that Stephen also won the same event last season.