On Sunday 5th June, Penicuik PC hosted the Qualifier to determine the Scotland players for the World Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Championship to be held in Gent, Belgium in April. Four teams of four (2 women and 2 men) entered.
The format was an unusual one – a trial for the SPA. In the morning all the singles players played against their respective singles opponents in round robins, while at the same time the mixed doubles round robin was played. In the afternoon, players switched into women’s and men’s doubles pairings for more round robins. Cumulative scores over the whole day would determine the winners.
In the end, Lynn, Shirley, Robbie and John W amassed 11 wins out of 15 and will represent Scotland next April. They just pipped the team of Mags, Emma, Paul and Kevin who accumulated 10 wins. The full results were:
Lynn Jenkins (S), Robbie Stronach (S), Shirley Legge & John Wilson – 11 wins
Emma Montgomery (S), Paul Fletcher (S), Mags Montgomery & Kevin Johnstone – 10 wins
Mari Snell (S), Istvan Poka (S), Alison Swiffin & Ed Strachan – 5 wins
Chstristine Mudd (S), John Mudd (S), Pat Scott & Gordon Scott – 4 wins
(S) shows the singles players