The Final Round of the inaugural FTW Pairs competition sponsored by Big Fish Tackle promised to be an exciting event with four pairs in the running for the championship, and with the change in the weather conditions there were signs that the fish were in the mood for spawning so anything could happen today.
 
Unusual for this venue it was the car park swims that produced some of the top weights with Chris Nicholls (Garbolino Apollo) Winning the match with 135lb 6oz with included a 20+ carp and picking up 1 valuable point and Alec Roberts (Middy) on his first visit to Sumners Ponds came 2nd in section with 112lb 12oz  also on the car park swims, Terry Harrison (Diawa – Dorking) fishing as a substitute for Pete Upperton came 3rd with 111lb 6oz so 3 of the top pairs scored good points in section A.
 
Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovations – Delcac) also a contender for the Pairs and Individual Title scored maximum points in section B with 113lb 4oz with included about 70lb of chub with the rest made up of carp. Graham Dack (Middy) came 2nd in section with 110lb 8oz and Tony Lock (Garbolino Apollo) came 3rd with 97lb 4oz which meant six of the top eight anglers scored good points to keep things interesting in the race for the pairs championship.
 
So it was down to where the last two anglers came and with Robbie Taylor and Zac Brown both on holiday it was down to there substitutes. Lee Palmer (Preston Innovations – Delcac) fishing for Zac Brown scored 8 Points and Don Garnish (Preston Innovations – Delcac) fishing for Robbie Taylor scored 6 points so the final placings would go down to the wire as your best five matches counted with your worst weight being dropped.
 
Picking up the honours and winning the inaugural Pairs Championships in first place was Robbie Taylor (Preston Innovations – Delcac) & Pete Upperton (Middy) with 25 points.
 
In second place with 26 points was Chris Nicholls & Tony Lock both fishing for (Garbolino Apollo) and in 3rd place was Alec Roberts & Graham Dack both (Middy)
 
Winning the Individual Weight League was Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovation – Delcac) with 590lb, 2nd place was Chris Nicholls (Garbolino Apollo) with 525lb and in 3rd place was Pete Upperton (Middy) with 503lb 4oz
 
 
 
Position Section A Weight Points
   
1 Chris Nicholls 135lb 6oz 1
2 Alec Roberts 112lb 12oz 2
3 Pete Upperton / Terry Harrison 111lb 6oz 3
4 Barry Ryley 109lb 8oz 4
5 John Coster 107lb 4oz 5
6 Damien Curtis 72lb 6
7 Jonnie Cousens 71lb 4oz 7
8 Zac Brown / Lee Perry 66lb 4oz 8
9 Andy Creech 39lb 12oz 9
10 Malcolm Bond 27lb 12oz 10
11 Shaun Mahoney 25lb 8oz 11
12 Barry Upperton / Jonathan Watt 16lb 4oz 12
13 Gary Haydon 0 15
14 Martin Smith 0 15
 
 
Position Section B Weight Points
   
1 Geoff Vallance 113lb 4oz 1
2 Graham Dack 110lb 8oz 2
3 Tony Lock 97lb 4oz 3
4 Pat Cooper / Jim McDowell 84lb 4oz 4
5 Danny Coss 75lb 8oz 5
6 Robbie Taylor / Don Garnish 73lb 8oz 6
7 Mark Parrett 63lb 12oz 7
8 Bruce Welfare 40lb 8
9 Mark Glynn / Steve Lovell 31lb 9
10 Tony Baily 25lb 8oz 10
11 John Bell 8lb 15oz 11
12 Glen Butler 6lb 8oz 12
13 Tony Haydon 0 15
14 Jason Nash 0 15
 
Overall Placings
Position Name Team Weight Points
    
1 Chris Nicholls Garbolino Apollo 135lb 6oz 1
2 Geoff Vallance Preston Innovations – Delcac 113lb 4oz 1
3 Alec Roberts Middy 112lb 12oz 2
4 Terry Harrison Diawa Dorking 111lb 6oz 3
5 Graham Dack Middy 110lb 8oz 2
6 Barry Ryley  109lb 8oz 4
7 John Coster Bowlers 107lb 4oz 5
8 Tony Lock Garbolino Apollo 97lb 4oz 3
9 Jim McDowell  84lb 4oz 4
10 Danny Coss  75lb 8oz 5
11 Don Garnish Preston Innovations – Delcac 73lb 8oz 6
12 Damien Curtis Browning 72lb 6
13 Jonnie Cousens  71lb 4oz 7
14 Lee Perry Preston Innovations – Delcac 66lb 4oz 8
15 Mark Parrett  63lb 12oz 7
16 Bruce Welfare  40lb 8
17 Andy Creech  39lb 12oz 9
18 Steve Lovell  31lb 9
19 Malcolm Bond  27lb 12oz 10
20 Tony Baily  25lb 8oz 10
21 Shaun Mahoney Big Fish Tackle 25lb 8oz 11
22 Jonathan Watt Bag Um Baits / Guru 16lb 4oz 12
23 John Bell Browning 8lb 15oz 11
24 Glen Butler  6lb 8oz 12
25 Gary Haydon  0 15
26 Tony Haydon  0 15
27 Jason Nash  0 15
28 Martin Smith  0 15
  
  
  
Final Pairs Standings   Combined  Dropped  Total
    Points  Points  Points
        
Pete Upperton & Robbie Taylor  38  13  25
Chris Nicholls & Tony Lock  39  13  26
Alec Roberts & Graham Dack  37  10  27
Geoff Vallance & Zac Brown  46  16  30
Andy Creech & Mark Parrett  85  21  64
Bruce Welfare & John Coster  88  21  67
Barry Ryley & Glen Butler  90  22  68
Danny Coss & Malcolm Bond  104  24  80
Jonnie Cousens & Pat Cooper  108  24  84
Shaun Mahoney & Tony Baily  109  23  86
Barry Upperton & Mark Glynn  111  25  86
Jason Nash & Martin Smith  131  30  101
Damien Curtis & John Bell  129  25  104
Gary Hayden & Tony Hayden  158  30  128
  
  
 Weight League  Combined Dropped  Total
   Weight Weight Weight
     
     
1 Geoff Vallance                              Preston Innovations – Delcac 616lb 26lb 590lb
2 Chris Nicholls                                 Garbolino Apollo 557lb 8oz 32lb 8oz 525lb
3 Pete Upperton                                    Middy 529lb 14oz 26lb 10oz 503lb 4oz
4 Alec Roberts                                         Middy 544lb 12oz 44lb 12oz 500lb
5 Robbie Taylor                                    Preston Innovations – Delcac 517lb 4oz 50lb 10oz 465lb 10oz
6 Graham Dack                                        Middy 456lb 3oz 25lb 2oz 431lb 1oz
7 Zac Brown                                       Preston Innovations – Delcac 402lb 8oz 17lb 8oz 385lb
8 Tony Lock                                               Garbolino Apollo 411lb 14oz 35lb 5oz 376lb 9oz
9 Mark Parrett                                  Trabucco – South East 370lb 34lb 336lb
10 John Coster                                     Bowlers 328lb 14oz 7lb 10oz 321lb 4oz
11 Barry Riley                                    330lb 8oz 18lb 4oz 312lb 4oz
12 Danny Coss                                              291lb 8oz 3lb 14oz 287lb 10oz
13 Bruce Welfare                                           282lb 16lb 8oz 265lb 8oz
14 Andy Creech                                        Trabucco – South East 240lb 3oz 4lb 8oz 235lb 11oz
15 Mark Glynn                                            235lb 4oz 12lb 223lb 4oz
16 Tony Baily                                              231lb 7oz 13lb   218lb 7oz
17 Barry Upperton                             Sonubaits – Passies 222lb 13oz 4lb 7oz 218lb 6oz
18 Damien Curtis                                        Browning CPS 215lb 6oz 2lb 10oz 212lb 12oz
19 Jonnie Cousins                                       215lb 10oz 14lb 4oz 201lb 6oz
20 Malcolm Bond                                           201lb 8oz 5lb 196lb 8oz
21 Pat Cooper                                      194lb 3oz 0 194lb 3oz
22 Martin Smith                                          180lb 10oz 0 180lb 10oz
23 Glen Butler                                       180lb 6oz 6lb 8oz 173lb 14oz
24 Shaun Mahoney                                  Big Fish Tackle 173lb 9lb 2oz 163lb 14oz
25 Jason Nash  160lb 10oz 0 160lb 10oz
26 John Bell                                                Browning CPS 128lb 3oz 5lb 123lb 3oz
27 Gary Hayden                                      85lb 8oz 0 85lb 8oz
28 Tony Hayden                                     11lb 13oz 0 11lb 13oz
  
  

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