Walker & Wharton win at Summer Seniors Congress

The Summer Seniors Congress took place in Eastbourne this weekend, with Paul Walker & Frank Wharton winning the main competition, the Championship Pairs. They finished on 56.25%, with David Patterson & Paula Hopkinson second with 53.68%, and Charles Chisnall & Bob James, and Harold Curran & Anne Fitzpatrick, tied in third with 53.06%.

The B Final was won by Margaret Eddleston & Bernard Eddleston on 56.14% with Michael Keeping & David Benjamin in second on 55.97%.

The Swiss Pairs - for those eliminated from the Championships Pairs, or joining the congress on the second day, was won by Roy Garthwaite & Heather Hobson.

The final day's Swiss Teams was won by Celia Oram, Derek Oram, Dee Lindon & Peter Lindon. They were the only undefeated team in the competition and finished on 104 VPs. Sue Woodcock, Chris Kinloch, Helen Kinloch & Nick Woodcock were second with 97 VPs and Gary Hyett, Alan Cooke, Colin Webb & Gayle Webb were third with 94 VPs.