Karen’s Masters double

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THE North West Region Masters Distance Championships took place at the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool on Saturday, with three members of the Colne Amateur Swimming Club Masters Team taking part.

Karen Driver, swimming in the 40-44 age group, won the 1,500m and 800m Freestyle events and was second in the 400m Freestyle.

Overall she was ranked second in the 800m and third in the 1,500m using the age adjusted results.

Philip Croxall, also in the 40-44 age group, won the 400m Freestyle and was second in the 400m Individual Medley.

Daniel Dawson, competing in the 35-39 section at his first masters meet, was seventh in the 400m Freestyle.

Meanwhile, at the Huyton Pool in Everton, the nine to 12-year-olds from Colne ASC were taking part in their first Micro League fixture of the season.

It proved to be a difficult contest as Colne finished fourth on 91 points, just behind Blackpool B on 92 points.

The winners of the meet were Everton, who finished with 158 points, with Preston B in second on 139 points.

l IN the first round of the Pendle Masters darts competition, the two qualifiers from the round held at the Colne Legion were Aidy Kelly and Stuart Routledge.

Stuart hit the only 180 at the venue, while Richard Boote checked on 137 in the first game.

Over at the Crown, the qualifiers were Simon Spencer (2x180) and Steph Leatham (180), while earlier Mick Whitaker checked out in 14 darts.

Down at the Carters, Gary Hooper (180) and Gary Gerrard were the winners on the night, with Trevor Nicholas hitting a maximum 180 in defeat against Hooper.

Meanwhile at the Colne Dressers, Tony Clarke and Jack Mansfield were successful on the night, with Glen Ingham hitting 180 earlier in the evening.

The last eight met last night at David Street to contest the Pendle Masters Final.