Alfred-Maynard Reach Semi-Finals of EPA Over-50s Doubles Championship

On another lovely day today, this popular EPA event, again hosted by our club, attracted 38 teams from far and wide, including three from BHPC – Pat Connolly/Alan Issler, Janice Doherty/David Miller and David Alfred/Ian Maynard. From the 10 morning leagues, the top 16 teams went into the Main, the next 16 into the Plate and the remaining 6 into the Consolage.

First Round: PST is Buzzing (Courtesy Tricia Taylor)

First Round: PST is Buzzing
(Courtesy Trish Taylor)

Winning all their games in the league, David A and Ian were the only BHPC team to make it to the Main (7th place). They then went on to win their round of 16 and quarter-final games conceding 3 and 2 points respectively. Alas, their progress was rudely interrupted by losing their semi-final 2-13. Nonetheless, the old warhorse and the young gun achieved the best result ever of any team from the club in this always very competitive, big annual event. Felicitations!

(L) David Alfred, Ian Maynard

(L) David Alfred, Ian Maynard

An event of this kind always involves a lot of work on the part of the host club. So very well done to the many club members who turned out early in the morning to set up the terrain and to those who stayed until the end to put everything away. A full roll-call of our ‘happy helpers’ together with more details of the event will appear in the next newsletter.

Last but not least, very well done to our Tony Mann, on behalf of the EPA, for organising the competition so effectively and efficiently. (The whole thing ended before 6pm: surely, a record.)

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