"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Newby's take Memorial Pairs title

Father and Son duo Terry and Karl Newby of Carleton Rode claimed their first Norfolk Memorial pairs title defeating last season's beaten finalists Billie and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham by 10-6 in a hard fought final that just saw the Rode pairing edge it in the closing ends having played well all day. Twenty four pairs took to the mats at the start of the day each playing five match's with the top four pairs going into the semi finals. After all the pairs had played five match's Terry and Karl Newby romped home after having won their first match 24-0 to set them up for their next four wins. Second placed pairing John Jeffery and Mark Linsdell of Wymondham also recorded five wins with a shot difference of +31 then Billie and Melvyn Barker also with five wins were in third place with +28 shots. It was then a scrap for fourth place with three pairs having won four and drawn one. Nigel Willard and Jason Woods of Bob Carter managed to sneak in with +31 shots while Wymondham's Debbie and Jon Sparham had +29 then Forncett's Tony Ottewell and Mike Smail had +21. The semi finals saw Terry and Karl Newby continue their winning streak beating Nigel and Jason Woods 7-3 while Billie and Melvyn Barker eliminated John Jeffery and Mark Linsdell by 7-5 setting up the Newby and Barker final. Early indications show that the raffle and entry fees produced a total of £245 and as the winners of the competition get to choose where the money goes Terry and Karl selected The Big C Cancer charity.

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Terry and Karl Newby of Carleton Rode SMBC