Jerry Staffurth bid for the Seniors Double - trying to add the Open to his earlier Handicap triumph against the same opponent - Chris Morgan. Chris, without the benefit of his handicap, looked to have his work cut out.
A sparse crowd saw a slow start, as Chris struggled to find his touch and length, and Jerry raced to a 9-1 first game. The second was no better. Chris showed occasional flashes of ability, but Jerry’s steadiness was consistent and he committed few errors on his way to a 9-0, 2-0 lead.
At the start of the third, Chris dug his heels in and matched Jerry up to 5-all. Then a return to loose shots allowed Jerry to close it out 9-5 in 3.
Jerry collected the Rocket trophy as well as his glasses for both Seniors competitions. Another new name on the trophy, as David Falconer couldn’t defend.