BUTBA Warwick Matchplay Doubles
Stop 3 on the BUTBA calendar saw students and ex-students alike travel to MFA Banbury on Sunday 17th November for the annual Warwick University Matchplay Doubles, formerly held in Nuneaton. The handicap matchplay split the entering teams into six groups of six teams, combining students and ex-students in a five game qualification round. With the 100% handicap ruling, the matchplay doubles promised to be as excitingly close a competition as the Nottingham Trios and Fives had been the month before. Qualification consisted of a five game matchplay within the six groups, with the top two teams automatically qualifying for the second round. These 12 teams were to be joined by the four highest handicap scoring third place teams from the six groups.