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2014 Tyneside Quaich Tournament. Belsay Hall.

[23rd June 2014; Reporter: Derek Johnson]

After last year's series of postponements that led to the event not being held, Belsay eventually got to host the Quaich event, AC Advanced Alternate Stroke Doubles with bisques, and wrested the trophy from Tyneside's grasp.

In the morning round Phil Errington & Derek Johnson came from behind to pip Roger Staples & Tom Banfield (Middlesbrough) 24-23 with the last shot of the match, whilst David Millener & Eric Nixon saw off Derek & Sheila Watts (Tyneside).

In the afternoon, Phil & Derek made surprisingly quick work of beating the other Tyneside pairing of Jacob Carr & Peter Wallace. David & Eric made a clean sweep by beating Middlesbrough's Charles Waterfield & Nigel Roberts.

The photograph shows the victorious Belsay team finally brought to their knees – but only for the camera! David Appleton of Tyneside prepares to present the Bruce Rannie trophy. (Bruce and David were instrumental in initiating the tournament in 2008.)

Presentation to Belsay, winners of 2014 Tyneside Quaich