Smith & Gale wrap up Peter Coward Pairs League

Jayne Smith & Stephen Gale did enough last Sunday at the NSC to wrap up the title in the Peter Coward Pairs League with 3 sessions to play after winning 3 matches & drawing 1.

They started the day with a 19-2 victory over Ali Millard (replacing Pat Mason this week) & Tony Quine before a 10-7 win against Sheila & Bernie Durcan. A 15-2 win over Chris Holland & Harry Minor followed meant that just avoiding defeat to their nearest rivals, Seamus Whelan & Collin Holland would see them claim the title, which they managed to do on the last end with an 8-8 draw.

The draw for Whelan & Holland keeps them 4 points clear of Sheila & Bernie Durcan, although the Durcan’s do have a game in hand so will be hoping to keep the pressure on in the race for second place. James Teare & Stephen Bradley are up to 4th place, a point clear of Tony Quine & Pat Mason who also have a game in hand and still have outside hopes of a top three finish.

The table with three sessions to play is:

1Jayne Smith / Stephen Gale1211101845712734
2Seamus Whelan / Collin Holland12813144865825
3Sheila Durcan / Bernie Durcan12615138974119
4James Teare / Stephen Bradley1251692141-4916
5Tony Quine / Pat Mason1250791124-3315
6Chris Holland / Harry Minor12426111119-814
7Richard Faragher / Maurice O’Reilly12001244180-1360

After next week last games in the league, the Nationals will start with entries being taken for the National Pairs (18th Feb), Fours (25th Feb), Triples (4th March) & Singles (11th March).