Once again, Sylver organised a very enjoyable Doubles competition in sunny, if blustery, conditions. There were 12 teams competing, in 2 groups of 6, with semi-finals and a final. In keeping with other years, Sylver’s North Down friends supported the competition well, with 12 members taking part. The relatively flat piste was made a little more challenging with the addition of a few scattered stones. Sometimes they were a ‘help’ but, more often, a ‘pain in the ****’. Nevertheless, an enjoyable day, as always. North Down fared well. In a tight final, Pat and George were defeated 13-12, by Des Spratt and Davy Beck of Ormeau PC and Franck and Benji took third place.

North Down participants
Runners-up, George and Pat, with Sylver.
Benji and Franck, who looks like he’s never seen a medal before.