The sun finally came out for our finals weekend starting on Saturday 10th through to Monday 12th.  An extended weekend as both Chris Thorne and Pamela Daters were in multiple finals. 

Chris started his campaign with a win in the handicapped singles against Ben Jones.

This battle continued into the Championship Singles – a hard fought game where Ben was victorious winning 21:20.

The ladies Championship singles was another hard fought tussle between Pamela Daters and Lyn Craddock.  It took 24 ends for Pamela to finally win 21-18.

The handicapped singles was between Lyn Craddock and Cheryl Mackenzie.  Another marathon of 24 ends with Cheryl winning 21-18.

The ladies two wood singles between Pamela Daters and Laura Taylor was a frustrating game with both ladies struggling on a difficult rink.  However, after 20 ends Laura finally won 14:10.

The remaining results are as follows:

WINNERS                                                                 RUNNERS UP

Men’s Championship Pairs

Neil Kennedy and Chris Thorne                            Brian Medland and Peter Scott

Ladies Championship Pairs

Liz Kennedy and Cheryl Mackenzie                     Pamela Daters and Laura Taylor

Men’s Drawn Pairs

Not played due to illness

Ladies Drawn Pairs

Jean Seadon and Jill Willcox                                 Pamela Daters and Lyn Craddock

(An exciting game with the winners winning by 1 on an extra end!)

Mixed Pairs

Chris Taylor and Pauline Newett                          Pamela Daters and Chris Thorne

Mixed Australian Pairs

Lyn Craddock and Mike Craddock                        Cheryl Mackenzie and Brian Rumble

Men’s Drawn Triples

Jim Greenfield, Brian Rumble and                        Les Brake, Fred Pomeroy and Chris

Mike Craddock                                                         Thorne

Ladies Drawn Triples

Pamela Daters, Dawn Greenfield and                 Joan Smith, Lyn Craddock and

Laura Taylor                                                              Marion Carter

Men’s Junior Cup

Bill Duthie-Jones                                                     Geoff Strange

Single Sets

Brian Medland                                                          Bob Willcox

Wednesday saw a return friendly against Ottery St. Mary Club.  The usual 2 winning and 2 losing rinks but the overall shots to Bridport thanks to a runaway victory for Bill Duthie-Jones, Sandy Peters, Mel Griffiths and Jill Willcox.

Saturday saw three Bridport ladies travel to Blandford for the quarter and semi-finals of the Benevolent Triples.  Although they didn’t manage to reach the semi-finals it was a great achievement to get so far so well done to Fran Morgan, Cheryl Mackenzie and Lyn Craddock.

Saturday afternoon saw the traditional end to the season with the second Captain’s charity game, this time supporting the Weldmar Hospice.  The weather helped to create a party atmosphere where 18 ends were played with a tea break at half-time.  Playing positions were drawn and played with lots of laughter and banter in the warm sunshine.  At the end of it Jill Willcox was the highest scoring lady and Nick Dearnly taking the honours for the men.  After adding up all the monies, including the proceeds of the raffle, the sum of £328 was raised and will be sent to Weldmar in due course.

Sunday provided a superb ending to our season with six Bridport men travelling to Blandford for the final of the Percy Baker Competition, which they won in style with a win on both rinks.  Congratulations to Mike Craddock, Mike Smith, Bob Taylor, Barry Shortland, Dave Smith and Chris Thorne.