Congratulations to Jamie Coleman for becoming the first player to win the Wellington Development 2-4-2 Mens Pairs for three consecutive years, and to Raymond Martin for winning his first Wellington Centre event. Although they came through some tough times during the tournament, they showed their class towards its conclusion beating Naenae pairing of Miller and McTaggart 19-7 in the final. The final was notable in that each pair won 7 ends however Naenae’s scoring was all in ones whereas Victoria picked up 2 fives. An even bigger score was required near the end of Victoria’s quarterfinal hitting the lead with a seven.
Jamie’s partner in the previous two years was Maurice Andrews. Blake Signal (Stokes Valley) has previously won the title three times but took four years to do it. Jamie’s father Wayne won the title twice for Kilbirnie.
Victoria Womens pairing Lisa White and Hayley May were unable to overcome their two shot deficit when they returned to Naenae at 8am this morning to complete the last end of their quarterfinal match against Tanya Wheeler and Debbie Hanna (Petone Central).