Joanna Hicks’ & Linda Young’s National Pairs campaign came to an end in the last 16 today, falling 11-20 to a pair from Lincolnshire that featured a skip who is the current National Champion of Champions.
Apart from Jo & Linda leading 3-2 after three ends, the Cleethorpes pair were never headed and completed the 10th end 11-4 up. Every end was hard fought, but a steady flow of singles against throughout ensured the Highworth pair were closed out of the match after end 20 had been played.
Still, Jo and Linda made the last 16 and can be very proud of their achievements. Here’s hoping you can qualify again next year ladies and hopefully you can go even further next time around.
A big thanks to Richard Young also for his efforts in keeping those of us back in Highworth fully updated with what has been going on end by end, the summaries of which have formed these reports.