23 players took part in the June Round Robin on Saturday, including several new members participating in their first Club event. In joint 2nd place with an aggregate of +14 were Alan Bond and Dave White but with a score of +15, the winner was Len Mann.
Members are reminded that the next Club competition will the President’s Cup, which will be held on Sunday 30th June. Please come along and support Bill Nowell in his first year as Club President. The competition will start at 1.00pm and there will be a consolation event for 1st Round losers.
On a fine Saturday afternoon, 28 members took part in the inaugural running of the Vice-Presidents Trophy, a pairs competition in which partners are drawn for randomly.
Some strong pairings were formed and in the top half the draw, Eagles and Kestrels player Dave Pennington was drawn to play with a new member for this season, Fred Mitchell. The pairing seemd to work well as Dave and Fred reached the semi-final with wins against Joe Parker and Dorothy Mitchell (21-10) and the strongly fancied pair of Mike Dunlop and Les Miller (21-16). In the semi-final, they faced a tough battle with Alan Bond and another new member, Colin MacKenzie, but eventually won 21-19 to reach the final.
In the bottom half of the draw, Brian Jones and Steve Mann had received a bye in the 1st Round, before reaching the semi-final by defeating John Stennett and Les Butterworth 21-13. In the semi-final they were up against the strong pairing of Bill Nowell and Pat Miller. This was another close encounter but in the end it was Brian and Steve who won through by a 21-18 margin.
In the final, Brian and Steve started strongly and appeared to be cruising to victory as they led 15-8 and 18-11. However, Dave Pennington’s experience came to the fore as he and Fred scored 8 chalks in 4 ends, including a 4 and a 3. At this stage, Dave and Fred must have fancied their chances of the clinching victory but Brian and Steve mangaged to find the 2 chalks needed to win an excellent final 21-19.
The Plate competition for 1st Round losers was won by Leo Tobin and Len Mann, who beat George Hitchmough and Don Parish 15-9 in the final.
Members are reminded that the Club will be holding a Round Robin this Saturday 15th June, starting at 2.00pm. All are welcome to come along for an sociable and enjoyable afternoon of bowling.”