THE Langton’s Winter Team League will finally reach its destination this week.
All games shall have to be completed during the week as the final, between the top two teams, is down for decision on Friday night.
There are a number of sides who are in contention for a berth in Friday’s final. Rena O’Connor’s team have already booked their place in the decider, having accumulated 470 games. Lexie Trait’s side are currently in second place on 453 games, but Nick George’s entourage could upset the apple cart - his team have 450 games, but still have three more matches yet to play.
The first sponsored tournament for 2012 was held at the club during the week and attracted a respectable entry.
The first section saw Darren Brennan and Jackie Kealy take the top prize. Frank Chambers and Anna Byrne were rewarded for their efforts with the second prize. In Section Two Bernie Kavanagh and Dave Matthews proved to be an efficient partnership, taking the runners-up spot, but they couldn’t stop Catherine Mannion and Sean Keane from seizing the top prize.
Matters were very much different in the remaining section where two pairings vying for the runners-up berth were tied on the same number of games. The issue was decided by the result between the two. Mary Verling and Ivor O’Brien got the nod at the expense of Judy Lennon and Paul Flanagan. Winners in this grade were Emer O’Keeffe and Robbie Heffernan.
Thanks went to competition organisers Jimmy Morrow, Rena O’Connor, Nora Darcy and Joe Kelly.
The draw for the Frostbite Doubles League is posted on the noticeboard. Participants should enter their mobile phone numbers on the sheet in order to get the tournament moving.