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Observer Golf First Round Draw

The draw for our exclusive golf competition will be played on Sunday 23 May.

The draw for our exclusive golf competition will be played on Sunday 23 May.

Please make sure all results are sent to the Observer office by first post, Monday, 24 May, preferably on the Observer cards.

A Nightingale (Acc) v MJ Redpath (Acc); J O'Boyle (Acc) v GJ Bowker (Acc); JM Kelly (Baxenden) v Colin Parkinson (Rishton); R McWade (acc) v David Keeley (Gt Harwood); S Westwell (Acc) v B Twinney (Gt Harwood); A Ainsworth (Acc) v S Miller (Gt Harwood); A Thompson (Whalley) v D Brotherton (Acc); N Crawshaw (Gt Harwood) v A Guest (Acc); T Bowes (Acc) v John Hindle (Acc); M Fouldes (Whalley) v B Walton (Baxenden); C Byrom (Acc) v Paul Dudgeon (Rishton); IR Syme (Gt Harwood) v I Henderson (Acc); J Wyeyz (Green Howarth) v P Holroyd (Acc); T Heap (Ross) v P Swann (Green Howarth); J Simpson (Ross) v B Misell (Ross); M Kelbir (Acc) v P Todd (Acc); C Nuttall (Acc) v I Dean (Gt Harwood); S Nolan (Bax) v S McIntyre (Rishton); J Higgins (Bax) v H Farnworth (Acc); A Byrom (Acc) v D Rodwell (Acc); Paul Roocroft (Acc) v A Thomson (Green Haworth); A Connor (Rishton) v M Higgins (Gt Harwood); G Guest (Acc) v E Walton (Rishton); A Belfield (Gt Harwood) v S Duckworth (Acc); K Smith (Acc) v J Dawson (Ross); W Ollett (Acc) v G farnsowrth (Gt Harwood): G Jones (Bax) v B Oliver (Bax); S Taylor (Acc) v M Hardman (Acc); BJ Smith (Acc) v T McLaughlin (Acc); D Liles (Whalley) v J Law (Green Haworth); D Whitcombe (Ross) v A Lewis (Green Howarth); C Brannan (Bax) v D Millington (Acc); A Miller (Ross) v JC Dawson (Acc); G Brotherton (Whalley) v N Robinson (Green Haworth); I Harling (Gt Harwood) v B Rehal (Acc); D Hughes (Rishton) v J Hope (Rishton); SR Wallbank (Gt harwood) v B Gilbert (Acc); C Dickinson (Acc) v N Brotherton (Acc); J Ashworth (Acc) v I Hardman (Acc); J Oldham (Acc) v RJ Foster (Acc); C Catlow (Acc) v A Woldszczuk (Rishton); J Swann (Green Haworth) v J Sudworth (Ross); D Render (Bax) v A Duxbury (Acc); A Gaffney (Acc) v J Whittaker (Acc); C Wykes (Acc) v DS Nutter (Acc); A Everett (Green Haworth) v S Thompson (Acc); D Byrom (Acc) v I Nuttall (Acc); B Tomlinson (Rishton) v Lee Shaw (Acc); B Meager (ross) v T Walsh (Bax); D Bottomley (Bax) v M Sharp (Acc); H Higginson (Acc) v C Sudworth (Ross); G Hilburn (Gn Haworth) v G Walmsley (Rishton); P Rothwell (Ross) v M Wogden (Bax); P Parkinson (Bax) v F Corson (Acc); P Cross v R Taylor (Rishton); T Lewis (Green Haworth) v G Byrne (Gt Harwood); Pete Riding (Acc) v J Wade (Ross); A Gilbert (Acc) v S Kellett (Gt Harwood); G Clarke (Acc) v PA Bury (Rishton); D Hodge (Rishton) v J Sharp (Acc); G Davis (Bax) v FW Galpin (Rishton); A Wilson (Acc) v I Garraway (Gt Harwood); JP Kelly (Acc) v J Hope (Acc); S Bramwell (Gt Harwood) v S Connor (Rishton).

Preliminary round results

C Brannan (Bax) beat P Hawkings (Acc) 1up; JP Kelly (Acc) bt T Cordey (Ross) 1st extra hole; James Law (Grn Haworth) bt Steve Heyworth (Grn Haworth) 5 & 4; J Hope (Accr) through against K Hanson (Rishton) who conceded the game; I Garraway (Gt Harwood) bt F Trickett (Ross) 6 & 5; D Bottomley (Bax) bt N Whittaker (Accr) 5 & 4; P Cross (Bax) bt A Rothwell (Ross) 3 & 2; M Sharp (Acc) bt B Woodhouse (Bax) 5 & 3; T Walsh (Bax) bt RA Duckworth (Gt Harw) 1 up; S Taylor (Acc) bt D Bateson (Acc) 4 & 3; H Higginson (Acc) bt R Crossley (Whalley) 2-0; A Nightingale (Acc) bt N Brindle (Bax) 7 up after 9 holes (match conceded - retired hurt); I Hardman (Acc) bt G Parkinson (Grn Harworth) 3 & 2; D Keeley (Gt Harwd) bt E Foulds (Whalley) 4 & 3; BJ Smith (Acc) bt M Hursley (Acc) 2 up; G Guest (Acc) bt R Whittle (Rishton) walkover; C Dickinson (Acc) bt G Dixon 3 & 2; A Gilbert (Acc) bt S Maylor (Green Howarth) 1 up; S Duckworth (Acc) bt D Kirksham (Acc) 2 & 1; J Oldham (Accr) bt K Claxon (Ross) 6 & 5; D Millington (Acc) bt RM Ormerod (Acc) 1 up; D Rodwell (Acc) bt AJ Alveston (Gn Haworth) 5 & 4; C Wykes (Acc) bt K Fish (Acc) 5 & 4; D Hodge (Risht) bt G Hargreaves (Bax) 2 & 1; C Nuttall (Acc) through against J Kenny (Acc) who conceded the game; P Parkinson (Bax) bt A Wood (Bax) 4 & 3; N Crawshaw (Gt Harwd) bt J Kershaw (Bax) 1up; S Bramwell (Gt Harwd) bt N Hewison (Grn Haw) 1 up; G Walmsley (Risht) bt S Douglas (Risht) 4 & 3; A Lewis (Grn Haw) bt David Fisher (Acc) 3 & 1; W Ollett (Accr) bt D Halstead (Grn Haw) 2 & 1; B Twinney (Gt Harwd) bt E Brooke (Risht) 4 & 3; J Higgins (Bax) bt K Walmsley (Accr) 20th hole; G Byrne (Gt Harwd) bt St Biggs (Gt Harwd) 4 & 2; R McWade (Acc) bt K Sweeney (Acc); J Swann (Grn Haworth) bt N Bury (Gn Haworth) 4 & 3; J Wyer (Gn Haw) bt P Mabutt (Bax) 3 & 2; P Swann (Gn Haw) beat C Dunn (GT Harwd) 2 & 1; D Byrom (Acc) through against D Wedren (Ross) - walkover; G Bowker (Acc) bt L Bateson (Acc) 2 & 1; T Lewis (Grn Haw) bt M Aspin (Great Harwd) 2 up; P Holroyd (Acc) bt David Waite (Acc) 1up; J Whittaker (Acc) bt De Andrew (Bax) one hole; A Guest (Acc) bt A Dean (Gt Harwood) 4 & 2; B Meager (Ross) bt A Bullen (Acc) 5 & 4; P Riding (Acc) bt A Lindsey (Ross) 2nd extra hole; C Byrom (Acc) bt S Reham 8 & 7; T McLaughlin (Acc) bt B Snape (Bax) final hole; DJ Whitcombe (Ross) bt C Edmundson (Green Howarth) 1 up; F Corson (Acc) bt A McKillop 2 & 1 (Bax); A Gaffney (Acc) bt T Clough (Acc); I Dean (Gt Harwd) bt H Robson (Bax) 5 & 4; L Shaw (Acc) bt V Hudson (Ross) 1 up; GP Jones (Bax) bt S Kelly (Bax) 1 up; M Fouldes (Whalley) bt P Gansey (Ross) 19th hole; JC Dawson (Acc) bt S Cosby (Acc) 5 & 4; FW Galpin (Risht) bt I Byrom (Acc) 4 & 3; T Bowes (Acc) bt M Pope (Ross) 5 & 4; A Thomson (Grn How) bt P Billington (Acc) 4 & 2; D Liles (Whalley) bt D Millington (Acc) 2 up; D Render (Bax) bt J Fielding (Acc) 2 & 1; G Davis (Bax) bt M Chatburn (Rishton) 3 & 2; A Byrom (Acc) bt M Pemberton (Acc) 19th hole; J O'Boyle (Acc) bt J Hamer (Acc) 4 & 3; John Hindle (Acc) bt G McMeekan (Acc); G Brotherton (Acc) bt C Phillenden (Risht) walkover; P Roocroft (Acc) bt C Daunt (Ross) walkover; D Hughes (Rish) bt M Wilkinson (Acc) 8 & 7; R Ainsworth (Acc) bt R Byrom (Acc) 1 up; P Bury (Rishton) bt M Charlesworth (Acc) 2 & 1; S Thompson (Acc) bt B Woodhead (Bax) 7 & 6; C Sudworth (Ross) bt D Lord (Rishton) 5 & 4; S Connor (Rish) bt G Stewart (Ross) injured back; M Wogden (Bax) bt A Brooks (Ross) 1 up; G Milburn (Gn Haw) bt D Parsons (Gt Harwd) 3 & 2; A Belfield (Gt Harwd) bt S Bailey (Grn Haw) 2 & 1; A Wilson (Acc) bt S Readfearn (Gt Harwood); B Missell (Ross) bt G Croston (Acc) 19th hole; R Foster (Acc) bt L Capstick (Acc) 8 & 7; S McIntyre (Risht) bt M Waites (Bax) 2 & 1; P Rothwell (Ross) bt Alex Law (Acc) walkover; J Simpson (Ross) bt M Heyworth (Acc) 6 & 5; M Kilbir (Acc) through against C Wallwork (Acc); B Walton (Bax) through against B Wolfenden (Rishton).


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