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Dobson and Tunnicliffe sweep GP14 Midland Champs

Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe took the GP14 Midland Area Championship title with a dominating performance at Chase SC over the weekend.

Dobson and Tunnicliffe from Burwain SC, counted five race wins after discarding a second place, to win by 12 points from Pete Gray and Richard Pepperdone, who claimed the only other race victory.

In third place were Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson, with fourth Nick Craig and Tobytastic Lewis, and in fifth place Shane McArthy and Andy Davies.

Only two races were completed on day 1, both won by Dobson and Tunnicliffe, before the wind died completely and racing was abandoned for the day.

Day 2 was an early start of 10am to get all the races in and with a bit more cloud cover the breeze improved.

Gray and Pepperdone started strongly (1, 2) but Dobson and Tunnicliffe were just as quick (2,1) and then added two final race wins to confirm the title.

GP14 Midland Area Championship - Final positions after 6 races (39 entries)

1st 14240 Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe Burwain SC 5 pts
2nd 14224 Pete Gray and Richard Pepperdone Staunton Harold SC 17 pts
3rd 14199 Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson Sheffild Viking SC 25 pts
4th 14185 Nick Craig and Tobytastic Lewis Frensham Pond SC 25 pts
5th 13997 Shane McArthy and Andy Davies Greystones SC 33 pts
6th 14121 Andrew Clewer and Sarah Collingwood Poole YC 33 pts
7th 14188 John Hayes and Joel James Southport SC 36 pts
8th 14206 Andy Smith and Phil Hodgkins Bassenthwaithe SC 48 pts
9th 14146 Sam Mettam and Tim Saunders Papercourt SC 49 pts
10th 14 Sam Watson and Ben Swainson Natwich SC 53 pts
11th 14132 Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter Snettisham Beach SC 54 pts
12th 14110 Dave Young and Nic White South Staffs SC 54 pts
13th 14021 Ian Willis and Keith Dutton South Staffs SC 55 pts
14th 13938 Andy Hateley and Beverly Hateley South Staffs SC 59 pts
15th 14090 Neal Gibson and Geoff Phillips Rebdoudt SC 69 pts

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