Mark Holden and Graham Roberts won the Sowerby Bridge Association’s Alan and Betty Brown Open Pairs at Akroydon Victoria on Sunday.
They defeated Martin Atkinson and Linda Stewart by 15-10 in the final of an event sponsored by P Brown and S Harrison.
In their first game, against Shane Greaves and Mark Cartwright, Holden and Roberts trailed 3-2 but took the lead with three consecutive pars and went on to a 15-5 victory.
They led by 12-4 and 14-6 against Ian and Heather Smith and although the Smiths rallied to reach 11 they held on to win by 15-11.
In a one-sided semi-final against Paul Gill and Dale Holdsworth, they opened with a three and lost the jack only twice on their way to a 15-2 victory.
Atkinson and Stewart had to negotiate a preliminary round and looked to be on their way out when trailing 12-2 against Martin Steele and Cathie Ness.
They fought back to take the lead with a break of 12 before winning by 15-13.
They led from the start to win by 15-9 against Mark McLoughlin and Michael Murray before facing Martin Greenwood and Phillip Holroyd in their quarter-final.
Atkinson and Stewart took a 4-0 lead but Holroyd and Greenwood went in front with a break of seven and went on to lead by 13-8. Atkinson and Stewart recovered to draw level at 13 and, after conceding a single, finished with a pair to snatch victory by 15-14.
They trailed by 6-2 in their semi-final against Simon Robinson and Tom Robertshaw but took the lead with a break of seven before moving further ahead by 12-7.
Robinson and Robertshaw fought back to level the scores at 13 but Atkinson and Stewart held their nerve to win by 15-13.
In the final, Holden and Roberts took the lead with a break of six but Stewart and Atkinson responded immediately to draw level.
Holden and Roberts reacted with a break of seven to lead by 13-6. Atkinson and Stewart recovered to narrow the gap to three at 10-13 but Holden and Roberts finished with two singles to claim the title.
Quarter-final scores: M & DPearson 7 D Holdsworth/P Gill 15, M Holden/ G Roberts 15 I & H Smith 11, P Holroyd/M Greenwood 14 M Atkinson/ L Stewart 15, P Brown/G Swain 9 S Robinson/T Robertshaw 15.