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Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith are Bure Pairs Champions

The third Bure Championship finals night of the week was hosted by Woodbastwick where a strong line-up of pairs promised some entertaining games. In the quarter-finals Jason Woods & David Lamb of Halvergate played Hevingham’s Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith. The two pairs had met in the qualifying rounds where the Hevingham pair had won and it proved to be the same again although this time the score was closer with the Goldsmiths winning 7-6 with a single on the final end. Halvergate’s Ryan Fox & Keith Cooke stormed to a massive 17-1 win against East Tuddenham’s Billie & Melvyn Barker with newly crowned Bure Singles champion Ryan Fox drawing superbly to the jack. Hevingham’s David Sharpe & Steve Hall reached the semi-finals with a solid 13-6 win against East Tuddenham’s Jean Woods & John Turner while Halvergate’s Jamie Forster & Robbie Lamb beat East Tuddenham’s Simon Willies & Melly Woods by 11-4. In the semi-finals Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith faced another Halvergate pair, Jamie Forster & Robbie Lamb, and Teresa Goldsmith’s consistency at lead kept the Halvergate pair under pressure as the Hevingham pairing won 10-3. In the other semi-final Ryan Fox & Keith Cooke maintained their good form as they beat David Sharpe & Steve Hall by 10-6. The final saw Ryan Fox hoping to add to his Bure Singles title won on Tuesday night at Windows while Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith were also looking for their second title of the week after winning the Bure Triples Championships at Horsford BC with Pat Williamson on Monday night. With both Teresa Goldsmith & Ryan Fox drawing well at lead the opening ends were tight and tactical with the Fox & Cooke pair leading by just 4-3 after five ends. But the sixth end proved crucial as the Hevingham pair took four shots to lead 7-4 and adding another three on the seventh end to move into a commanding 10-4 lead with one end remaining. This left the Halvergate pair needing a full house to force an extra end but losing an early bowl off the mat left Cooke with the only option of trying to kill the end. Unfortunately for the Halvergate pair he failed to achieve this and another single to the Goldsmiths saw them record an 11-4 win to become Bure Pairs Champions. 

Bure Pairs W 2020 rs Bure Pairs Champions Selwyn & Teresa Goldsmith of Hevingham SMBC

Bure Pairs RU 2020 rs

Bure Pairs Runners-up Keith Cooke & Ryan Fox of Halvergate SMBC