Gold and Castner win Championship Pairs

David Gold and Kevin Castner have won the main pairs event at the Spring Bank Holiday Congress in Stratford. Their score of 58.40% was around 1% ahead of Alan Kay and Tim Rees in second, with Stefano Tommasini and Shahzaad Natt a little further back in third. The B Final was won by Robert Miller and Bill Taylor by a very large margin, and David and Jill Armstrong won the Swiss Pairs.

In the teams event, Stephen Kennedy, Ben Norton, Michael Byrne and Andrew Murphy came out on top, narrowly ahead of the Bakhshi team, with the Shields and Croft teams tied in third.

On Saturday there was also a Really Easy Afternoon, for the less experienced players, held both locally and in Billericay. Congratulations to Vinaychandra Gandhi and Amarjeet Singh for winning this, ahead of Janet Pollit and Clive Smith.