In lovely sunshine which lasted all weekend, our finals started on Friday evening. This was specially to accommodate Gill Hunt and Mike Solomon who were both in five finals. The Veterans Trophy was Gill’s first victory against Steve Bartlett and Mike’s first victory was in the 2-wood singles against Bill Duthie-Jones.
Saturday saw three games in the morning and afternoon. There were lots of club members there to support the competitors and to enjoy the refreshments available.
The ladies handicapped singles was a nail-biter with Marion Carter victorious against Gill Hunt 21-20. The ladies drawn triples was won by Joan Smith, Pamela Daters and Delphine Street and the men’s drawn triples saw a good win for Craig Bosher, Fred Pomeroy and Peter Carnell.
Following a jacket potato lunch provided by Pauline and Jean, the afternoon continued with: Ladies drawn pairs with Cheryl Mackenzie and Jill Willcox victorious against Trish Field and Frances Hewett. Another very close game was Gill Hunt and Mike Solomon -v- The Tibbles in the mixed pairs with Gill and Mike winning by one shot! Bob Willcox and Mike Craddock won the Men’s Championship Pairs. After all his efforts preparing the green, our greenkeeper was able to keep an eye on play whilst he dozed in the sun.
Another beautiful day on Sunday saw Gill Hunt and Marion Carter victorious in the Ladies Championship pairs -v- Laura Taylor and Pat Cornick. Ben Jones eventually won the handicapped singles against Mike Craddock a marathon game! This year Steve Bartlett won the Junior Cup and Frances Hewett and Mike Solomon battled hard in the Single Sets which went to a three end shoot out with Mike just pipping Frances to the post.
Ploughman’s lunch today provided by Liz, Carol and Margaret. The afternoon session saw Barry Shortland win the Men’s singles and the ladies singles saw a reversal of fortunes with Pat Cornick victorious against Gill Hunt. Alison Tibble and Frances Hewett played the full 21 ends in the 2-wood singles with Alison victorious. The last game to complete was the Men’s Drawn Pairs with Michael Higman and Mike Solomon victorious.
A brilliant weekend with glorious weather and superb bowling. Mike and Gill I am sure were exhausted but happy with their wins with 4 out of 5 for Mike and 3 out of 5 for Gill.