The second semi-final of the 2021 Minor Triples Championship has been played at last! Rob Tinker, Col Miller and Graham Dixon got off to a great start with Gary McPhee, Tony Riordan and Brian Townsend 5- 20 After ten ends. However, Team McPhee started a great comeback and won eight of the next nine ends and had cut the deficit to two shots. Not to be outdone, Team Tinker rallied and won three of the final six ends to advance to the final with a 26-22 win.
Social Bowls: A small field of 14 played two games of pairs and one game of triples. Tony Riordan and Ray Jones vs John Ward and Col Mudie 18 – 15; Martin Tighe and Col Miller vs Gary McPhee and John Carr 22 – 13; Triples: Graham Dixon, Bob Freeman and Mal Porter forced a draw with Rob Irving, George Bradley and Jim Blake, 18 all.
29th January 29: A good field of 24 bowlers. John Ward and Jim Blake vs Rhona Went and Mal Porter 19 – 18; Steve Turner and Lorraine Baker vs Martin Tighe and Jhonno Johnson 27 – 12; Arthur Corbett, Gordon Dickson and John Carr defeated Ray Jones, Bob Freeman and Ron Hornery 21 – 15; Col Mudie, George Bradley and Ian Simpson vs Ellery, John Niddrie and Rob Irving 23 – 21.
By George Bradley
Our Women’s Bowling Club and Queen Elizabeth have so much in common: 70 years of successful reign for a start, and a court full of jesters besides!
Kate Keogh/Marja Iffland found the going a bit tough versus Valmai Westcott/Merilyn Rodgers.
Kim Evans (& Di Howell substituting after Kim tripped over the queen’s corgi)/Beth Thomas/Maureen Baillie were invested as victors over Carol Reed/Lorraine Baker/ Joan Simpson by a margin as short as the corgi’s legs!
Kay Craft/Lea Orr/Heather Harvey reigned supreme over Flo Riseborough/ Lynn Ryan/Betsy Johnstone.
It took a 5 plus a couple of 3’s for Jan Griffiths/Liz Byrne to amass enough points to be crowned victors over Chris Curteis/ Maureen Miller.
A first-rate morning in divine conditions, played with right-royal camaraderie, and polite applause at appropriate times! Splendid job, ladies!
By Lea Orr