Dorothy Piearce Ladies’ Doubles Qualifier

Nine pairs entered for the Dorothy Piearce Memorial Ladies’ Doubles Qualifier played at Finch Hill on Sunday 22 June.

With games being 21 off scratch there were some keenly contested games played in glorious sunshine.

Semi-finals: Rosie Winckle and Lil Smith 21, Jill Quayle and Moira Anderson 15; Lilian Slinger and Janet Monk 21, Jenny Maddrell and Ann Gale 13.

Things started quietly with the pairs exchanging ends before Janet and Lilian scored a 3 and a 2 to take a 12-8 lead. This spurred Rosie and Lil on to take the next four ends and a 16-12 advantage. They then exchanged threes and a 2 from the Mooragh pair brought the score to 17-19. The Marown ladies’ then scored a single to reach “all but” at which point Janet and Lilian dug deep taking the next two ends, and victory, 21-20.

The winners will represent the island at Nuneaton on Saturday 9 August in the final stages of the event.

Thanks went to Finch Hill for the use of their facilities and to Anne Caine for providing the refreshments.