Bridport Finals Weekend was really well supported by members who were excellently catered for by Marion with jacket potatoes on the Saturday and hot pork rolls on the Sunday, together with a large selection of home-made cakes which had completely disappeared by Sunday afternoon. Lots of members attended together with our friends from the Indoor Club who enjoyed socialising and enjoyed the bowling.

The weather was kind to us with a beautiful day on Saturday and a rather dull day on Sunday but the rain held off.

I won’t mention all the competitions as I am sure to forget someone but there were some hard fought competitions and some brilliant bowling.

The ladies two-wood singles took all 21 ends to decide with Laura holding the two shots she needed to win the title when Frances came through with her last bowl to take the jack ad the game. The championship singles was equally closely fought with Gill Hunt and Frances Hewett battling it out until eventually Gill came out the winner. Gill had a really busy weekend winning three out of her four finals.

For the men, Chris Thorne was extremely busy playing mixed pairs, handicapped singles, championship singles and drawn triples and again won three out of four disciplines, losing only in the mixed pairs to Ali and Paul Tibble.

Mike Solomon played Chris in the championship singles and put up a spirited fight but succumbed in the end. Mike Smith played Ben Jones in the 2-wood singles and eventually came out the winner.

Many thanks to Brian Rumble for putting out the rinks, Bob Taylor for umpiring all weekend and especially to the competition secretaries for their organisation of the whole weekend.