David and Annice win pairs

David Blackburn and Annice Copley won the Sowerby Bridge Association’s Michael Telford Mixed Pairs at Hill Crest on Sunday.

They beat Dennis Hartley and Sue Martin by 15-12 in the final of an event sponsored by David Hall.

Blackburn and Copley took an early 6-0 lead and, after Hartley and Martin had scored three from the next two ends, moved further ahead to lead by 10-3.

They were still ahead by 12-5 before a four brought Hartley and Martin back into the game.

Hartley and Martin edged closer and were only two behind at 11-13 and 12-14 before Blackburn and Copley clinched victory with a final single.

Earlier, Blackburn and Copley had recovered from 7-10 to win by 15-12 in their opening game against former winners,Terry and Cathie Ness.

In their second game they were 6-9 down to Lyndon Harris and Jean Gaukroger before going on to win by 15-12.

In their semi-final against Barrie Morgan and Pat Skene they were never behind, leading by 5-0 after the first two ends and winning 15-10.

Hartley and Martin trailed by 5-8 and 8-10 in their opening game against Martin Greenwood and Bev Tinkler before recovering to win by 15-13.

They then led from the start against John Hamer and Pam Robinson, winning by 15-9.

In their semi-final against Brian Holroyd and Christine Pilling the scores were tied at seven before they ran out.

Quarter-final scores: B. Holroyd/C. Pilling 15 M. 7 M. Holt 6; D. Hartley/S. Martin 15 J. Hamer/P. Robinson 9; D. Blackburn/A. Copley 15 L. Harris/J. Gaukroger 12; M. & S. Griffiths 9 B. Morgan/P. Skene 15.