THE rain delayed pairs were finally completed last week with the quarter and semi-finals taking place at Westlecot today (10.15am).

In the north area Purton duo of Chris Mitchell and Alison Fail beat Linda Perfitt and partner to book a last eight spot.

Wroughton’s June Corbett and Margaret Dowthwaite were also successfully in the last 16 stage beating former pairs champion Janet Willis and her partner.

Joining them at the Old Town club today will be Westlecot duo Jayne Croston and Lynda Whittingham who were conceded their tie by Pewsey pairing Sue Allsop and partner early into their match.

Completing the northern qualifiers for the ladies pairs quarter-finals were Wanborough’s Julia Hunt and Deanne Davis who beat a Royal Wootton Bassett pairing skipped by Bev Williamson.

The singles two wood competition took place last Saturday day with Lucy Smith (Royal Wootton Bassett), Julie Jones (Purton) and Julia Hunt (Wanborough) plus Janet Hardie (North Wilts) reaching the quarter-finals - which were due to take place at Wroughton last night.

Royal Wootton Bassett’s Katy Smith has progressed in the Ladies U25 singles after defeating Trowbridge Westbourne’s Emily Jacob and Box’s Lauren Williams.

Wiltshire have made four changes for their Johns Trophy match with Cornwall following their home defeat to Dorset.

County ladies selectors have named their side for the first round Walker Cup tie against Gloucestershire at Devizes on Sunday, June 26.

Rink 1: Chris Mitchell (Purton), Sue Cooke (Box), Alison Fail (Purton) & Alex Jacobs (Box). Rink 2: Georgina Newman (Avon), Ann Hindley (Wilton), Marcia Hartley (Avon) & Kathryn Yeoman (Box). Res: Carol Grenfell and Kara Little (both Box).

Wiltshire ladies claimed their second win in the South West Counties League after they defeated Somerset 126-107.

Wiltshire men have qualified for the regional final in the Balcombe Trophy following their 49-34 success over Worcestershire at Royal Wootton Bassett.

The junior men’s side bid for a place in the last four of the White Rose Trophy tomorrow when they tackle Devon at West Backwell (Somerset).

If Wiltshire can overcome Devon in the morning they would play either Cornwall or Somerset in regional final with a last four place at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

Wiltshire selectors have named an unchanged team for their second west group match in the Middleton Cup against Worcestershire today.

Not surprisingly they rely on the same 24 players that produced a stirring final flourish with 21 shots to one on the last two ends across the board to defeat holders Devon 115-110 in their last group match.

The semi-finals of the men’s county and national fours and triples take place at Devizes tomorrow.

Swindon, Highworth and Royal Wootton Bassett will all contest the matches hoping for a place in the finals.

There have been several surprise results in the men’s and mixed national championship events already this season.

Reigning family pairs champions Gary Morphet and his son Craig lost 26-21 to fellow Royal Wootton Bassett players Katy and Neil Smith.

The father and daughter duo then bit the dust going out in the first round to Town Gardens pair Tom Pittuck and his father Barry 18-14.

The Pittucks then fell in their next game losing to John Anderson and his son Kyle 21-16.

County men denied Devizes men a victory in their special game last weekend to celebrate their centenary.

Bowls Wiltshire men led by president John Southern took the overall win 112-100.