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Asa Briggs and Pudsey Littlemoor pairings in winter warmer
In their opening game against the experienced Stuart Hanson and Benson, King and Southwell were quickly out of the blocks to lead 10-4 but were then pegged back to 10-7.
A four at the next end put them in control as they finished the game off to 15.
The game against James Hanson and Hodgson was always tight until King produced a great bowl to count four and put them on the verge of victory at 20-13.
A double-double combination kept the Pudsey duo in the game at 20-17 before the Asa boys scored a single at the next end to guarantee their place at finals night.
Roper and Jacques qualified with ease after defeating Ken Lee and Luke Teale (Yeadon Park) and Harold Park pair Andy Walker and Stewart Firth.
Lee and Teale made the better start against the Littlemoor players to lead 6-3 before Roper and Jacques carded an impressive 15-break to see them through to the second round 21-6.
There they met Walker and Firth and this was tied at 13-across until Roper and Jacques won five of the next six ends to take the game 21-14.
First round: Andy Hodgson & James Hanson (Pudsey) 21, John Preston & Paul Wilczynski (Shipley Club) 7; Stuart King & Andy Southwell (Asa Briggs) 21, John Benson (Eccleshill) & Stuart Hanson (Pudsey) 15; Nigel Roper & Paul Jacques (Pudsey Littlemoor) 21, Ken Lee & Luke Teale (Yeadon Park) 6; Andy Walker & Stewart Firth (Harold Park) 21, Brenda Chaffer & Brian Dowling (Horsforth Woodside) 10. Second round: Hodgson & Hanson 17, King & Southwell 21; Roper & Jacques 21, Walker & Firth 14.
Qualifying continues tonight, with practice from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Competitors: Glen McCafferty & partner (Asa Briggs), Mick Bastow & partner (Skipton Craven), Adam Briggs & partner (Black Swan), Nicky Bastow & Paul Rooks (Eccleshill), David Beardsworth (Yeadon Park) & Neil McPhail (Pudsey Littlemoor), Mark Barker & Peter Hepworth (Myrtle Park), Nigel Breadley & partner (Myrtle Park), Ian Howard & Chris Daysh (Meanwood).
* The Winter 40 gets underway at Spen Victoria tomorow.
The first of 19 Saturdays through until March see bowlers travelling from afar each week, with eight preliminary games starting at 9.30am.
Draw: Craig Gant v Mark Regan, James Hanson v Rob Thompson, Peter Wilcox v David Scott, Richard Brook v Ian Booth, Peter Hepworth v Andy Hodgson, Vince Senior v Ashley Tattersley, Martyn Watkin v Richard Hobson, Keith Hatzer v James Wilcox.
The winners of each of these games join the main draw at the bottom. The rest of the draw is:
Gordon Bradford v Andy Webb, Joseph Cranston v Andrew Farmer, Andy Smith v David Burns, Chris Mordue v Scott Woodward, Lee Murgatroyd v Lee Johnstone, Duncan Reeves v Andy Southwell, Chris Firth v Paul Ingleby, Scott Tattersley v Robert Hitchen, Debbie Farmer v Les Oddy, Josh Mordue v Frank Griffin, Kieren Smith v Tony Riley, Mally Fowler v Warren Wilson.
* Graham Oliver and David Leather (Guiseley) and Nigel Copping and Antony Brown (Penistone) were the latest qualifiers in the Farsley Winter Pairs.
Qualifying continues on Sunday. Anyone interested should contact David Beardsworth on 01132-573086 or by e-mail to email@example.com.