The 2023 Eastern Counties Champion
of Champions was hosted by Hertfordshire at Littleport on 14
FOURS - Tom Runnacles, Ally Hobbs, Clint & Emma
Suffolk started with a 9-4 win over Norfolk, and followed that
up with an 11-6 win over Hertfordshire. Only Bedfordshire were
keeping pace with them.
And they maintained their perfect
record with a 10-5 win over Cambridgeshire, and now led Essex
by a point.
Unfortunately, their next game
saw a narrow loss to Essex, 8-9, dropping them a point behind
that same team.
However, they finished off
with an emphatic 15-3 win over Bedfordshire, and with Essex losing,
secured the title by one point.
TRIPLES - Andy Pooley, Steve & Sue Isles
It was a winning start for Suffolk, beating Norfolk 12-5, but
their second game brought a narrow 8-9 loss to Hertfordshire.
It was another defeat, 6-8
against Cambridgeshire, in the third round, but they followed
that with their second win, against Essex, who had not previously
dropped a point. They were only 2 points off the lead, but there
were 3 teams ahead of them.
There was no realistic chance
of the title for Suffolk, but they did win their last game, against
Beds, and were able to leapfrog Essex and Herts to finish in
a respectable 2nd place, 2 points behind winners Cambridgeshire.
PAIRS - Colin & Keith Fellingham
It was a good start for Suffolk, with a 12-4 win over Norfolk,
but lost out to Hertfordshire, 5-8 in the next game.
And there was another loss
to follow, this time to Cambridgeshire, 5-12, followed by a further
one, 4-9 against Essex.
Happily the day finished as
it had started, with a win, this time over Bedfordshire, which
meant a 4th place finish overall.
SINGLES - Steven Cain
Unfortunately, Steven opened with a narrow 7-6 defeat against
Norfolk, but was off the mark against Hertfordshire, with an
The game against Cambridgeshire
ended in a 6-6 draw, but was followed with a strong 13-4 win
over Essex, which brought Steven up to third place, and he finished
off with another win, this time over Bedfordshire, and into second
place overall, behind Norfolk.