The new season is not quite upon us but already some of our Veteran players have been in action in the North East Veterans tournament held at Seaburn Leisure Centre, when Eddie Smith triumphed in the Over 40s Singles. Last year’s winner, Dave Robson went out this time round in the semi finals when he was beaten by Andy Trott from Northampton. Trott, however, was then well beaten by Smith in the final. In the same event Jim Stamas had an excellent victory over the Yorkshire player, Richard Lightowler.
Meanwhile Robson had to be content with the Over 40’s doubles title which he won with Trott.
In the Over 60’s singles Geoff Salter reached the semi final stage before losing out to the eventual winner, Brian Hill of Lincolnshire, whilst Stamas was the losing finalist in the Over 50’s plate event.
Pauline Long was losing finalist in the Over 60’s plate.