A total of 62 pairs will contest total prize money of 1,000 over the next 2-3 weeks with matches being played on both of the Ballymena greens.
Matches commence at 7.30 each night and the draw for the remainder of this week is:
Wednesday 1st September: A. Steele/W. McCaw (Ballymoney) v D. Duncan/J. McKeown (Ballymena), R. Allen/G. Scott (Portrush) v L. McCullough/D. McCullough (Ballymena), J. Martin/N. McCaw (Ballymoney) v R. McCullough/T. Evans (Antrim), P. Burns/G. Pierpoint (Balmoral) v R. Talbot/B. Magrath (Old Bleach), G. Dallas/A. Davison (Coleraine) v A. Irwin/I. Ross (Brooke Park), J. Reid/J. Padgett (Portglenone) v W.J. Surgenor/A. McCombe (Ballymena), S. Shields/D.J. Dilworth (U. Transport) v A. McAuley/R. Hutchinson (B'mena), M. Nicholl/B. Browne (Whitehead) v A. Coleman/I. Lynn (Ballymena), C. Brogan/S. Smyth (Ballymoney) v J. Gaul/W. Crawford (Portglenone), J. Smyth/N. Graham (Portrush) v A. Kenny/D. Greer (Ballymena)
Thursday 2nd September: G. Barnes/A. Matchett (Old Bleach) v C. Jones/K. Padgett (Portglenone), A. McAuley/J. Larkin (Ballymena) v J. Calvin/V. Dallas (Coleraine), B. Smyth/B. Kane (Dunluce) v R. Kinkaid/M. Thompson (City of Derry), A. Tennant/M. McKeeman (Coleraine) v R. Fleming/T. Lithco (Portrush), J. McCrudden/P. Donnelly (Cliftonville) v S.J. Coleman/S. Coleman (Ballymena), M. Crawford/J. Baker (Ballymena) v T. Colvin/S. Colvin (Portrush), T. Smith/A. Walker (Ballymoney) v J. Dowds/J. Coulter (Ballymena), T. Rainey/R. McDermott (Coleraine) v A. Coyle/J. Burns (Falls),N. Donnelly/G. Kinkaid (City of Derry) v C. Marsden/R. Gourlay (Hilden), J. Grant/H. McMullan (Hilden) v L. Barr/ A. Armstrong (Ballymena), E. Crawford/G. Bell (Mossley) v N. McFadden/J. Elliott (Ballymena)
Dates for second round matches to be arranged – Fri 3rd Sep/Mon 6th Sep/Tues 7th Sep.