A showery afternoon welcomed members playing the qualifying round of the 4 ball Match Play championship. Kieth Rule and Larry Pershouse scored an impressive 50 stableford points to top the qualifiers with playing opponents Roger Draper and Ivan Philpott second on 44 points. Michael Stanton and Damien Dowling were third on a countback. Kev Savage put his drive 1.55m from the hole to win the A Division pinshot on 1&10, while Ken Albion (3.05m) won the B Division approach. On 4&13 Kieth Rule (10.1m) won the A Division pinshot and Ivan Philpott (6.99m) the B Division pinshot. Qualifying pairs for the 4 ball Matchplay Championship are: K. Rule/L. Pershouse v T. Smallman/B. Cowan; C. Dowling/S. Cole v J. Cole/J. Cole; R. Draper/I. Philpott v P. Steel/N/Radin; M. Stanton/D. Dowling v B. Herring/C. Reynolds. Qualifiers are reminded that the first round of the championship is to be completed by March 12. Next Saturday members play a club sponsored single stableford competition, with the Isis Tyres sponsored day the following Saturday.