Wilson makes progress in quest for fifth Classic title

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Terry and Cathy Ness won the Halifax Association’s P.I. Consultants-sponsored Mixed Pairs competition for a fourth time on Sunday.

They beat Brendan Malone and Debbie Sturman by 15-4 in the final at Kingston BC.

The Nesses surged to a 15-2 first round victory over John Hamer and Pam Robinson.

They were then 9-1 and 5-10 down against Ian Smith and Amy Marsden but ran out with a break of 10.

In their semi-final, they opened with a break of eight but Martin Greenwood and Madeleine Hildred fought back to level. Consecutive threes secured a place in the final for the Nesses.

Malone and Sturman also made an excellent start, taking a 10-0 lead over Roger Grey and Jean Twiddle before winning by 15-2.

In their second game they were 14-6 ahead of Brian Hildred and Julie Marsden, eventually winning by 15-9.

They stumbled slightly in their quarter-final against Les Holmes and Sylvia Allott , trailing by 6-12 and 8-13 before running out to win by 15-13.

In the semi-final, against Malcolm and Sue Griffiths, they were behind by 6-0 but drew level at 7-7 then edged ahead to lead by 11-8. Their rivals replied with a four to lead by 12-11 but Malone and Sturman finished the better to win by15 - 13.

In the final the Nesses attacked the corners to establish a lead of 5-0 and 8-1.

Malone and Sturman were unable to hold the jack for more than one end at any time and the Nesses went on to win 15-2.

Quarter final scores: I. Smith/A. Marsden 10 T. & C. Ness 15; M. Greenwood/M. Hildred 15 D. Greenwood/A. Hayes 9; M. Briggs/ H. Garside 12 M. & S. Griffiths 15; L. Holmes/S. Allot 13 B. Malone/S. Sturman 15.

Veterans tables

Division One

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Myth BC A 8 8 0 0 938 701 +237 54

Hill Crest A 8 7 1 0 908 776 +132 46

Sowerby WEA 8 6 2 0 897 754 +143 43

Greetland BC 8 6 2 0 880 766 +114 42

Kingston SocA 8 5 3 0 860 787 +73 40

Ripponden A 8 6 2 0 884 770 +114 39

Albion BC 8 4 4 0 804 864 -60 32

Hipperholme 8 3 5 0 824 884 -60 25

Elland WMC 8 2 6 0 766 866 -100 21

Walsden BC 8 0 8 0 733 894 -161 17

Greenroyd A 8 1 7 0 754 925 -171 16

Moorside BC A 8 0 8 0 675 936 -261 9

Veterans Two

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Oxenhope 6 5 1 0 659 553 +106 32

Siddal Park 6 4 2 0 633 587 +46 29

Hove EdgeA 5 3 2 0 535 497 +38 25

Pellon Social A6 3 3 0 631 598 +33 25

Akroydon Vic A 6 3 3 0 607 622 -15 24

Todmorden 5 4 1 0 538 488 +50 22

Laure Cres 6 3 3 0 596 631 -35 21

Ludd Ft A 6 2 4 0 562 626 -64 21

Halifax BC A 6 1 5 0 576 655 -79 17

Harold Park A 6 1 5 0 552 632 -80 16

Veterans Three

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Sowerby A 6 4 2 0 672 568 +104 32

Bradshaw A 6 4 1 1 685 635 +50 28

Allan Park B 6 3 3 0 637 614 +23 27

Stainland Park 6 2 3 1 613 587 +26 27

Brighouse A 6 3 2 1 643 607 +36 25

Northowram A 6 3 3 0 604 602 +2 25

Spring Hall 6 3 3 0 610 633 -23 22

Allan Park A 6 2 3 1 587 671 -84 20

Shelf Park A 6 2 4 0 616 669 -53 18

Mytholmroyd B 6 2 4 0 559 640 -81 16

Veterans Four

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Sowerby WE B 6 5 1 0 670 474 +196 36

Bradshaw B 5 5 0 0 570 437 +133 32

Halifax B 6 5 1 0 686 586 +100 32

Ludd Foot B 6 2 4 0 624 571 +53 24

Ripponden B 6 3 3 0 594 621 -27 22

Akroydon V B 6 3 3 0 604 644 -40 21

Hove Edge B 6 2 4 0 610 637 -27 21

Harold Park B 6 2 4 0 539 621 -82 19

Greenroyd B 5 1 4 0 451 565 -114 13

Shroggs Park 6 1 5 0 473 665 -192 12

Veterans Five

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Kingston B 6 6 0 0 709 451 +258 40

Rastrick 6 5 1 0 672 510 +162 37

Savile BC 6 5 1 0 670 574 +96 33

Northowram B 6 3 3 0 573 621 -48 23

Pellon Social B6 3 3 0 580 638 -58 20

Moorside B 4 2 2 0 403 402 +1 17

Hill Crest B 6 2 4 0 562 652 -90 17

Akroydon V C 6 1 5 0 580 674 -94 15

Hove Edge C 6 1 5 0 518 651 -133 14

Brighouse B 4 0 4 0 349 443 -94 8

Veterans Six

Pl W L D F Ag Ag Pts

Halifax C 6 5 1 0 672 551 +121 35

Greetland B 6 4 2 0 619 527 +92 29

Bradshaw C 6 4 2 0 638 552 +86 29

Crow Wood 6 4 2 0 638 588 +50 28

Holmfield 6 4 2 0 600 602 -2 26

Bailiff Bridge 6 3 3 0 611 560 +51 26

Sowerby B 6 3 3 0 554 650 -96 20

Shelf Park B 6 2 4 0 547 603 -56 19

Halifax D 6 1 5 0 516 627 -111 16

Greenroyd C 6 0 6 0 538 673 -135 12