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Inter County Competition 2017

KO Quarter Finals

Bucks  v  Avon County

The match was held at the Daventry IBC on Sunday 12th February, and this is the second year running that Bucks have made it through to this stage of the competition. However, the games are now getting even tougher, and Avon were not going to give us an easy ride.

David Gander won his singles, after a very close fought game. The score was 9-9 after 13 ends and David held on to win 11-10. Ann & Bob Hine won their game with a convincing 20-10 scoreline, while Arnie Jaffe and Kevin Dwyer played extremely well, with another close game. 14-14 after 13 ends and only just losing out 14-17. However, both pairs had good scores, which would help towards winning the bonus points.

Brenda Gander, Val Latham and Brian Latham continued their success of the previous week, and won 15-6 and the four of Sharon Drake, Tony Short, Peter Coker and Linda Coker won 15-3.

At the halfway stage, the score was 8 points each and only 7 shots separated the two teams. This was proving to be a very close fought match.

In the second half, Paul Knight won his singles 12-11 and Arnie and Kevin won 16-10. Ann and Bob were ahead 11-9 after 12 ends but then dropped 5 in the next two ends, losing 12-14. However, between the two pairs, they won enough shots to get the bonus points, which proved to be crucial.

Brenda, Val and Brian won their second game 10-7, scoring 2 points for the win and a further 2 bonus points for the aggregate shots in the triples.

Sharon, Tony, Peter and Linda won their second game of the day 9-5, together with the 2 bonus points.

The final score was 16 game points to Avon and 16 game points to Bucks, just proving how closely matched the two sides were. But thanks to the high scores achieved in all the disciplines, Bucks had 6 bonus points to Avon 2, giving Bucks the match win by 22 points to 18 and 185 shots to 178, the same 7 shot difference as at the half way stage.

This must be one of the closest game we have played all season. Well done to all who took part.

This means that Bucks must now play North Yorkshire in the semi finals in three weeks time - weekend 4/5th March.

Good luck everyone.

To see all the scores follow the link:   Results

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