72 pairs played under a disappointingly leaden sky, but were however not subjected to the downpours and gales of the previous two years.
The scores reflected the conditions.
1. F. Berry and I. Jeffrey (Tynemouth) 46 pts (25 on last 9)
2. F. Bolton and P. Carter (Ponteland) 46 pts (22 on last 9)
3. C. Taylor and H. Bower (Ponteland) 45 pts (24 on last 9)
4. P. Turnbull and D. Allan (Wooler) 45 pts (21 on last 9)
Nearest pin (8th) D. Harrison (Alnwick) 9ft 9 ins
Nearest Pin in 2 (18th) K. Wright 3ft 9ins