Alishaw & Kennedy top of National Pairs qualifiers

The Regional Finals of the National Pairs took place on Sunday - albeit with a reduced number of venues as a result of cancellations due to the bad weather.

The leading pair, when the event was scored across all the venues, were Michael Alishaw & Stephen Kennedy (who played at the Patcham heat) - they were also leading qualifiers in 2016. David Norman & Roger Eddleston (Patcham) in second and Tom Gisborne & Sandy Davies (Bradford) in third.

The top 50 pairs will be invited to take part in the National Finals which will be held in Coventry (not in Wyboston or Daventry as previously stated)

There were also prizes for those with the best score when the event was scored within each region. These were won by:

Region Name Heat
Northern Region Tom Gisborne & Sandy Davies (picture) Bradford
Midlands Region Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas (picture) Solihull
Eastern Region Ufuk Cotuk & Mark Tilley (picture) Stamford
South East Region Michael Alishaw & Stephen Kennedy (picture) Patcham
South West Region All heats cancelled