EVERY match-organiser’s dream! That is this season’s Ringer Pairs Boddington series – with every round sold-out with a waiting list at least a week beforehand.
Sunday’s round again produced decent winter weights, with Jason Morris winning on 91lb ahead of Steve Ringer 80lb and Ritchie Edmunds 73lb.
But the money was on the pairs results, with top pay-out going to Matt Snowdon and Andy Fullylove’s four point score.
With Phil away, Steve Ringer drafted dad Geoff in and they notched five points with 123lb – pretty good as it was the day BEFORE Geoff picked up his new specs – and lucky for them as they tied with Chris Hill and Lee Jepson on points but took runners-up spot on weight.
LOADSA-fish saw Rob Bassett paralyse the latest Bishops Bowl open with 105-4...followed a very long way behind by Paul Barnes 27-2 and Suzie 13-10.
WARM weather brought Stanwick’s 20s on feed, and Roman Rybacki had three going 26lb, 24 and 20. Kelvin Hale netted a 24, Louis Beaumont a 21 and Paul Burton a 20.
ON the Ouse ‘above Bedford’ Den Reid had a 6-1 chub, while Mike Sando had a 5-1 at Ravenstone. Steve Beale had a 12-6 barbel from Newport’s Ouse and Olney’s section saw Pat Flynn get 10lb of roach. Ross Deadman had eight perch around 2lb each and Dave Partridge a 3-5.
CASTLE Ashby’s Sunday Grendon do fell to Chris Garratt with 88-4 as Steve Shakespeare netted 37lb and Charlie Edwards 31lb.
Wednesday’s Brickyard match saw Pete Gibson with 36-12 ahead of Paul Lafflin 34-8 and Ron Bull 26-12 while Saturday’s ‘Yard sweep went to Mick Hewlett 45-4 with Courtney Hewlett getting 27-12. Chris Scott and Mick Moody tied on 17-8.
MEADOWLANDS, pole-only league fourth of six rounds: Mark Griffiths 53-12, Bas Hilton 39-6 (inc 32lb of skimmers), Marcus Petch 38-2. Wayne Sharman leads the series from Griffiths.
WHITE Hart Flore, Flecknoe: Gary Muddiman 25lb, Ken Andrews 19lb, John Berry 17lb.
FLORE & Brockhall, Dog Lane, fourth teams-of-three round from six: Kevin Barratt (Biltons) 17-14, Jim Tanser (Dolphins) 9-10, Tony Ward (Tony’s Trio) 9-6. Bilton’s lead from ‘Trio by 5.5 points.
WELLINGBOROUGH, Mill Cotton: Ian Halliwell 16-8 mostly roach, Keith Bishop 11-4, Pete Laughton 9-3.
FINEDON, Willowbrook: Dave Roberts 11-4, Geoff Eade 10-6, Nigel Roberts 10lb.
COUNTY Vets, Canons: Jeff Rice 11-2, John Balhatchett 5-4, John Lewis 4-12.
ABINGTON, canal, Furnace Lane: Vince Battams 2-11, Richard Hawkes 1-14, Malc Bunyard 1-1-8.
TOWCESTER-Nene, Astwell Mill: Tosh Saunders 5-8 (micro-rudd), Graham Martin 4-7-8, Tony Hirst 4-1.
FIXTURES: Saturday, Olney Ouse open 01234 240061; March 11 MKAA grand slam, Ouse, 01234 713144.