Bridport men made a good start in the first round of Top Club winning four of the five disciplines against Melcombe Regis. Chris Thorne and Mike Smith had fine wins in the 4-wood and 2-wood singles respectively. The pairing of Ben Jones and Bob Taylor had a runaway win and the fours captained by Brian Rumble also won with the triples led by Brian Conisbee losing by only one shot. Good luck in the next round!!
Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, just right for Bridport Ladies first round of Top Club versus Greenhill. The singles proved to be a very close game with Pamela eventually losing to Margaret Crawford by just one shot 20:21. The triples consisting of Margaret, Alison and Frances completed their game with a win for Bridport. At this stage the pairing of Laura and Pat were up against their opponents at 18 ends and the rinks with Rosemary, Marion, Gill and Margaret (Strange) were so far ahead that the game was conceded at that point. The situation being that even if the pairs had lost, the shot difference was so much better for Bridport that Greenhill would not have been unable to catch up. Good start ladies. Onwards and upwards with Dorchester next. Here are the triumphant triples team from left to right of Alison, Margaret and Frances, busily discussing their next move.
On the same day the White Rose Cup was also played at Bridport following on from the Ladies Top Club. This is an under 25’s double rink game with Cornwall versus Dorset. There was some excellent bowling with not a black bowl to be seen! Cornwall triumphed in the end.