The draw has now been made for the Brian and Keith Bowser Handicap Doubles Snooker competition. This is the fifth year that this event is to be held and the first round matches are due to be played by 15th February. For this competition players are allowed to decide on their own choice of partner, with the aggregate handicap of the pair being taken into account. Thus a pair with a handicap of 24 will be given a 6 point start in each frame against another pair whose combined handicap is 18. Last years winners were Judith Swanson and Alan McDonald and they will be defending their title again this year.