The desolate scene at Somerset where the Pairs should have been staged. Image Credit: Gordon Campbell

Championship Pairs off

NEWS Friday 21st July 2017, 6:41pm

by Mike Hunter

Tonight’s eagerly awaited Championship Pairs competition at Somerset, in which the Parsons Peebles Monarchs were amongst the favourites, has had to be called off due to heavy rain.

Of course it is part of the Cardiff weekend which has fans flocking to the south west for the two events which both usually provide a feast of entertainment. It has been a very wet afternoon at Somerset and even though they managed to cover the corners, the situation has gone beyond repair.

Traffic has also been bad, as it often is at this event, and some fans abandoned their trip prematurely anyway, settling for a weekend in Cardiff. Some fans feel the decision should have been made earlier but it is never an easy call.

We have no news yet on whether the meeting can be rescheduled.