Father and son duo claim Norfolk Memorial Charity pairs title

PUBLISHED: 11:26 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:29 19 March 2018

Terry and Karl Newby won the Memorial Charity Pairs title. Picture: Chris Mann

Terry and Karl Newby won the Memorial Charity Pairs title. Picture: Chris Mann


Father and son duo Terry and Karl Newby of Carleton Rode claimed their first Norfolk Memorial Charity pairs title defeating last season’s beaten finalists Billie and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham 10-6.

Twenty-four pairs took to the mats at the start of the day playing five matches each with the top four pairs going into the semi finals.

The Newbys opened with a 24-0 win and added four more to reach the semis. John Jeffery and Mark Linsdell of Wymondham also recorded five wins as did Wymondham’s Billie and Melvyn Barker. They were joined by Nigel Willard and Jason Woods of Bob Carter who won four games and drew one with +31 shots.

The semi-finals saw Terry and Karl Newby continue their winning streak beating Nigel and Jason Woods 7-3 while Billie and Melvyn Barker beat John Jeffery and Mark Linsdell by 7-5.

The winners earned the right to decide which charity the profits of £245 would benefit and decided that this year it would be the Big C Cancer Charity.

In the World Championships in Sweden the English team included Gary Best of Bob Carter playing in the singles event and David Lamb of Halvergate in the pairs.

England won two of the four championships with Danny Langdon, Adam Smith & Ryan Knight winning the World Triples and Dom Reed, Alan Jones, Gareth Davies & Chris Willies lifting the World Fours crown.

The Dennis Moore Tournament was held at Hingham. In the final of the Singles event Wymondham’s Chris Mann beat Karl Newby of Carleton Rode 11-6. The Fours event was won by Harling Unicorns’ Keith Messent, June Kendall, Gwen Messent and Mike Tarrant with the runners up Carleton Rode’s Keith Buck, Gill Coleman, Graham Atter and Graham Mobbs. The Triples winners were Diana Adcock, Joe LiRocchi and Owen Secker of Connaught A and the runners up were Hingham’s Pat Roach, Janet Higgs and John Higgs.

The Pairs winners were Hingham’s Wendy Tweed and Keith Thomas and the runners up were Carleton Rode’s Morris Taylor and Terry Newby.

The Dennis Moore Team Trophy was won by Hingham with Carleton Rode the runners-up.

In the Bure League Horsford Heroes won 8-2 away to Horsford BC. Windows scored a 6-4 home win against Hevingham with Diane Halford, Avril Walker & Andy Drummie earning the match points with a 20-7 win.

Hingham enjoyed home wins against both Shropham & Saxlingham Nethergate in the SNL beating them 10-0 and 8-2 respectively.

In the City of Norwich League a 12-2 away win at Costessey moved Horsford BC 21 points clear at the top. Second-placed Horsford Heroes won 12-2 at British Rail and 10-4 at home to Costessey.

It was a great week for Deaf Sports who won 14-0 at home to Framingham Earl and 12-2 at First Bus. Jarrolds won 12-2 at home to Framingham Earl while County Council beat First Bus 14-0. Sprowston won by 12-2 at home to British Rail while Framingham Earl beat Taverham 12-2.

Breckland League action saw Connaught A win 8-2 at home to Harling Unicorns while Carleton Rode won 10-0 at Shropham. Harling Unicorns won 8-2 at home to Forncett with Linda Chilvers, Nigel Battley & Roger Braham winning 34-2.

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