COMPETITION NEWS – AUTUMN 2022
Congratulations to Ali and Kez Adams on winning the final club competition of the season last Saturday when they overcame Darren Edgerley and Fergal Wright in a close final.
This competition is played using a round robin format in the early stages and both pairs topped their groups with unbeaten records. Ali and Kez got off to a flying start in the final, scoring eight in the first three ends to lead 8-0. Darren and Fergal fought back, however, to take seven of the next nine ends to level the match at 11 across. From here, Ali and Kez claimed four singles in the next five ends to win the game 15-12.
This was Ali’s first club competition win at the Hesketh Arms but for Kez, it was his fourth doubles win of the season, all with different partners. Well done to both players.
CLUB COMPETITIONS 2022
During the course of the season, we again organised a full programme of club competitions for members to take part in. We ran 6 singles events, including the second staging of the Blowick Cup Champion of Champions and five pairs competitions.
In total, the internal competitions attracted 233 participants and it was pleasing to see four new winners being added to the Roll of Honour of Hesketh Arms’ club competition winners ; Janice Hobson (Spring Pairs), Debbie Barnes (Ladies’ Championship), Laurie Townson (Last Chance Cup) and Ali Adams (Floodlit Trophy). There have now been 69 different winners of Hesketh Arms’ club competitions since we re-commenced running them in 2007.
Thank you to all those who continue to support the club’s competitions. We look forward to running a full programme of events again in 2023.
Due to the increased number of competitions being held at the club, the committee has decided to form a competitions committee. Being on the committee would involve helping to run events, having an input into the format of the competitions and a chance to contribute new ideas, subject to approval by the main club committee. If anyone is interested in becoming involved in this new committee, or would like more information, please contact:-
George Hitchmough email@example.com
or Mike Milne firstname.lastname@example.org
I WOULD REMIND MEMBERS THAT THE GREEN WILL CLOSE FOR THE WINTER ON SUNDAY 2nd of OCTOBER
The green will require some tidying up during the closure and we will be looking for help and support to enable this.