TWO father and son duos from the host club could meet in the semi-finals of the Perranporth Open Winter Foursomes after emerging triumphant from their third round matches played in appalling conditions on Sunday.
In pouring rain and high winds holders Alastair and Sam Chivers continued on their serene way with a 3&2 victory over Perranporth clubmates Chris Brown and John Watts, while Dick Perkins and his son Simon claimed the notable scalp of last year's losing finalists Dave Pryor and Andy Hancock, of Newquay, by two holes.
The Perkins will next face county stalwarts Ian Veale and Peter Simmons, of Tehidy Park, who forced Sue Roworth and Bev Vann into an early surrender when the St Enodoc ladies found themselves five down at the turn.
Meanwhile, the holders will be up against Falmouth's Roger Fairburn and Mark Butland, who romped to a huge 8&7 victory over Whitsand Bay's Mike Pinhey and Trevor Bean.
If both family combinations are successful in their quarter-final matches, they will then play each other for a place in the final.
In the other half of the draw Carlyon Bay professional Paul Turpin and his amateur clubmate Dave Saget set up a quarter-final clash against the only other professional left in the field, Killiow's Richard Sadler and his partner Kim Mundy.
The Bay pair overcame St Enodoc assistant pro Antony Nash and Bowood Park golf manager Josh Greenaway, who was feeling under the weather in more ways than one, by the comfortable scoreline of 5&4.
The Killiow duo had a tougher time against 2012 winners Tony Nash (Porthpean) and Glen Powell (Truro) before emerging as 2&1 winners. Turpin and Sadler are now the only professionals remaining from the 12 who entered the event.
The eight remaining pairs left in each of the Main competition and the Plate will be hoping for more conducive conditions when the quarter-finals of both events take place on Sunday, January 19.
Full results. Main competition, third round: Dick & Simon Perkins bt Dave Pryor & Andy Hancock 2 up; Ian Veale & Peter Simmons bt Sue Roworth & Bev Vann 8&6; Alastair & Sam Chivers bt Chris Brown & John Watts 3&2; Roger Fairburn & Mark Butland bt Mike Pinhey & Trevor Bean 8&7; Richard Sadler & Kim Mundy bt Tony Nash & Glen Powell 2&1; Paul Turpin & Dave Saget bt Antony Nash & Josh Greenaway 5&4; John Pease & Kevin Brunton bt Matt Chadwick & Adrian Rundle 4&3; Trevor Stevens & Mike Richards bt Tim Griffin & Simon Pearce 5&4.
Quarter-final draw (matches to be played on Sunday, January 19): D & S Perkins v I Veale & P Simmons; A & S Chivers v R Fairburn & M Butland; R Sadler & K Mundy v P Turpin & D Saget; J Pease & K Brunton v T Stevens & M Richards.
Plate, second round results: Jeff Hammett & Mike Rowe bt Jan Sargeant & Lauren Hulston 1 up; Martin Edwards & Sandy Kirton w/o Andy Morris & Simon Hirst; Jason Gay & Kevin Martin bt Keith Smallman & John Doherty at 19th; Jon Hancock & Neil Ivamy bt Paul Huckle & Mick Doust 8&6; Paul Trewhela & Matt Salmon bt Mark & Dan Hawkey 1 up; Kevin Mula & Matt Lock w/o Gary Marson & Andrew Taylor; Darragh Dunleavy & Jack Mewton w/o Andrew Welch & Gary Smith; Nick Rogers & Colin Kitt bt Mark & Joe Bevan 2&1.
Quarter-final draw (matches to be played on Sunday, January 19): J Hammett & M Rowe v M Edwards & S Kirton; J Gay & K Martin v J Hancock & N Ivamy; P Trewhela & M Salmon v K Mula & M Lock; D Dunleavy & J Mewton v N Rogers & C Kitt.
Tehidy Park face old rivals West Cornwall for a place in the semi-finals of the Frank Wills Salver at Mullion on Sunday.
If successful, they will play either defending champions St Enodoc or Lostwithiel, who meet at Newquay on Sunday, in the last four.
In the other half of the draw Lanhydrock take on Newquay at St Enodoc and Killiow face Carlyon Bay at Trevose.
Quarter-final matches: St Enodoc v Lostwithiel, at Newquay (9am); West Cornwall v Tehidy Park, at Mullion (10.30am); Lanhydrock v Newquay, at St Enodoc (8.30am); Killiow v Carlyon Bay, at Trevose (9.36am).
Merlin's Carl Burley and St Enodoc stalwart Steve Chapman, who are currently joint leaders of the Cornwall Winter Golf Series Order of Merit, will be bidding to take an outright lead in the rankings when the fourth leg of the six-round series is played at Newquay on Sunday.
They both have 35.5 points, just two and a half points ahead of joint third-placed players Adam Taylor (Perranporth) and three-time previous OoM winner Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park).