Lee Fitzpatrick, Tony Aldridge, Derek Fry and Brian Bull
The Jim Watts Memorial Handicap Billiards Doubles Championship 2016-2017
Fry's triple delight with Bull's helping hand
The Southampton Billiards League Jim Watts Memorial Billiards Doubles Championship has been won by Curdridge’s Derek Fry and Brian Bull (receive plus 80), after they beat current champions Tony Aldridge and Lee Fitzpatrick (receive plus 60) in the final at Chandlers Ford Central.
In the semi-final, Fry and Bull beat Churchill’s Eastleigh pairing Paul Adams and Dave Baker (receive minus 30) in the first to 200 points handicap format, with holders Aldridge and Fitzpatrick overcoming Park Gate’s Steve Boterhoek and Chris Christodoulou (receive plus 60) in the other semi-final.
Curdridge’s Fry had a fantastic season winning three trophies, as his team won the Usher Team Handicap Billiards Cup and individually he won the Stuart Hamper Memorial Individual Handicap Billiards Challenge for the third time in four years, to go with the doubles prize.
Tony Aldridge / Lee Fitzpatrick 200 V 178 Chris Pullen / Ian Finch
Mike Kunzi / Steve Allen 199 (SA 44) V 200 Chris Christodoulou / Steve Boterhoek
Paul Adams / Dave Baker 200 V 163 (PL 35) Paul Lawrence / Paul Tavender
Clive Gamblin / Rob Smith 154 V 200 Brian Bull / Derek Fry