Another successful Over 50s Finals Day saw Penny Gilbert and Robbie Holmes take the 2019 Vets Trophy with Sandy Hewett and Phil Wheeler triumphant in the runners-up Sm-Hall event.

Pairings were arranged based on the First Round results with a single set decider played on the day to determine the two groups.

Sue/Nick and Penny/Robbie had decisive wins but the matches between Bronwyn/Alan vs. Sandy/Phil and Karen/Paul C vs. Gaynor/Paul B both needed tie-breaks to break their deadlocks (14-12 for the two Pauls!)

 Eventually the two groups lined up like this:

Veterans Trophy

Sm-Hall Trophy

Bronwyn Adams/Alan Hall Sandy Hewett/Phil Wheeler
Sue Brown/Nick Adams Pam Newall/Graham Hartley
Penny Gilbert/Robbie Holmes Bea Foster/Sergio Ferruzzi
Karen Lim/Paul Cousins Gaynor Barnes/Paul Brees

After playing Group Round Robins followed by Semi-Finals the players were ready to contest their Finals.

Congratulations to Sandy Hewett; again an Sm-Hall Trophy winner, this year with partner Phil Wheeler in a very close match against Bea Foster and an 'efervescente' Sergio Ferruzzi but the closest action was in a really tight Veterans Trophy Final.

Group winners, Karen and Paul C faced runners up, Penny and Robbie and a tie-break looked inevitable. Sure enough it duly arrived at six all. Karen and Paul raced into an early and seemingly unassailable lead but Penny and Robbie fought back to eventually take the tie-break 11-9 and win the Championship Trophy for 2019!

Entertaining matches, well played and thank you to Alan for arranging it once again.