Wheelchair tournament held at St Andrew's

THE John Morse Wheelchair Pairs Tournament took place at St Andrew's.

THE John Morse Wheelchair Pairs Tournament took place at St Andrew's.

This is the sixth year running that the national competition has been held at St Andrews', and John Morse Solicitors of Swansea have been the sole sponsor for the event since it first took place in 2004.

Eleven pairs took to the green in two sets of round-robin games and, on the final day, the top eight pairings played for places and cash prizes.

The final was an enjoyable affair, being decided on the third end of a tie-break. Congratulations go to Mike Diston and Richard Brown on winning the event for their second time.

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They were pushed to the end by Kevin Woolmore and Percy Powell. Both final pairs received trophies along with their cash prizes, and Mike and Richard were presented with the magnificent John Morse Wheelchair Pairs Cup.

Thanks go to Ian Blackmore, chairman of the British Wheelchair Bowls Association, and Ken Uglow, of St. Andrew's, who, as always, have worked so well together to produce such an enjoyable tournament. The hard work of St. Andrew's club members is also much appreciated, with so many of them pushing wheelchairs, providing catering and hospitality.

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John Morse attended the tournament on the first day, and enjoyed watching some of the round-robin games. He has confirmed that his sponsorship of the tournament will be continuing and everyone involved is grateful for his support.

So, everybody has now made a date for August 14 and 15, 2010, when the seventh John Morse Wheelchair Pairs Tournament takes place, and old friendships can be renewed again.

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