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CLUB FINALS 2018

MENS 4 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

John Gibbons and Tony Powell stepped onto the green to play out this final in what were damp and testing conditions. Tony got by far the better start and seemed to settle on a length whereas John struggled to find the correct weight for most of this game. As John struggled Tony kept pulling away on the scoreboard and eventually took the win in emphatic style 21 - 3.

MENS 2 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

This Final was a very closely contested affair between John Gibbons and Alan Routledge. There was nothing separating the two after seventeen ends with the scores tied at 10 shots each. Alan then won the eighteenth end by 1 shot. However, John picked up 4 shots on the last three ends to win the title by 14 shots – 11 shots.

MENS HANDICAP

This game was contested by Colin Whiley and James Phillips. For a good portion of this game there was not much to choose between the two players. Each time one threatened to pull away the other found a way to peg the scores back. On one crucial end both players thought that James was holding 3 and played the end out believing that to be the case. In truth Colin took that end with a single shot. Colin had the upper hand but James kept playing a positive game. Sadly for him it didn’t produce the results he needed as Colin ran out winner 23 – 16.

MENS FRED PITMAN

This game saw Colin Whiley pitched against Paul Stretton. For the first 15 ends nothing between these two boys but it was then Colin that got phased and Paul picked up a single shot on each of the next six ends. There was no real way back for Big Col although holding 3 shots on the 23rd end to keep in the match Paul then trailed the jack to take the match and the title 21 - 15.

MENS PAIRS

In this match we saw Doug Potter and Barry Hodges in a bit of trouble early on but then come back from 10 shots down to win Men's pairs, playing against Allan Coombe and Graham Brough with the final being 21 - 16.

MENS TRIPLES

The Mens Triples title was won by Alan Routledge, Gordon Page & Bob Tame won the game of the day playing against Ray O’Brien, Barry Bailey & John Gibbons. John & his boys scored 5 shots on the first end. They then never lost their lead until the sixteenth end. After eighteen ends the scores were level 19 shots apiece and so an extra end was played to decide the winners. Ray O’Brien put two of his woods within inches of the jack to put the pressure on. It was at this point that Bob Tame played the Shot of The Day - picking up the jack and trailing it into the ditch. Despite his best efforts John could not get quite close enough and the destination of the title was decided. 

LADIES 4 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

Owing to a lack of entries this year the Championship was decided on a round robin basis. After all games had been played the title went to Pat Edwards on shot difference from Steph Routledge. The full league table is shown below.

PLAYER

Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

For

Against

Points

Pat Edwards

4

3

0

1

62

46

9

Steph Routledge

4

3

0

1

58

55

9

Val Howe

4

3

0

1

56

43

9

Lynda Taylor

4

1

0

3

35

63

3

Pat Haynes (withdrawn)

4

0

0

4

0

4

0

LADIES 2 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

In this match we saw a really close game as Pat Edwards took on Steph Routledge. This could have gone either way but after twenty one ends had been competed it was Pat Edwards who took the title winning 14 – 13.

LADIES HANDICAP

In this game Steph Routledge found her form as she took on Lynda Taylor for this title. It ended up as a good win for Steph with the final score being 27 – 19.

LADIES FRED PITMAN

In an extremely close encounter we witnessed a 21-20 for Chris Gilbert against Lynda Taylor in an epic game.

LADIES PAIRS

This final saw a very close and tense affair unfold. Pat Edwards and Pamela Hills had to go to an extra end against Steph Routledge and Sue Muller to take the title.

LADIES TRIPLES

The Ladies Triples title was won by Maureen Stanley, Pat Edwards & Lynda Taylor. Winning 20 – 11 against Shelia Hooper, Theresa Cornelius & Stephanie Routledge this was a close game up to the tenth end. The winning trio then took eight of the last ten ends to take the win.

MIXED PAIRS

In this year’s final we saw  Gordon Hewer & Sheila Hooper score 23 to John Gibbons & Sue Mullers 17 to take the title.

MIXED TRIPLES

The Mixed Triples was won by Doug Potter, Gordon Page & Theresa Cornelius playing against Christine Read, Paul Stretton & Colin Whiley. This was another close game up to the mid way stage before Doug & his team took control to win 20 – 11.

PARTNERED PAIRS

Steph and Alan Routledge were successful in the partnered pairs against John Gibbons and June Gibbons.

  MARLDON OPEN MIXED FOURS TOURNAMENT 2018

MBC August 2018In weather that could not have been better this year (in fact it was very hot!), everyone had a marvellous day. As the day commenced the club and surroundings looked absolutely superb and was a testament to the incredible work put in by many Club members leading up to and running this event.

The entire day went without a hitch and after some excellent bowling and three matches completed for each and every team it was time to identify the winners. In third place were P Grant, C Parker, R Parker & B Dunm. The runners upIMG_6287 position was taken by P Phillips, M Symons, T Berry & G Heaven.  In first place was a team consisting of R Woolland, C MacDonald, R MacDonald & S Fewtrell.  The winners cheques and the trophy were presented by Marldon Bowls Club President, Mr. R Knapp. Well done to everyone taking part and especially to those that won!

The green was in very good condition bearing in mind the extremely hot weather and lack of water in the lead up to the tournament, so many thanks have to go to Paul Stretton and his team for their work to provide such a good playing surface.

None of this could have occurred without the planning and preparation behind the scenes to make the day go without a hitch, well done and thankyou to Fran Vallis for taking up the mantle and organising the day (again) along with the support of Kevan Davey who created and printed all the programs and scorecards.

Alongside Fran on the day were the scorers Colin Cradock and Colin Whiley who recorded and posted ongoing results. Lynda Taylor did a fantastic job meeting and greeting all the visiting bowlers and spectators.

Car parking was again under the control of Keith Durbridge who marshalled the parking with great aplomb and made sure everything went smoothly.

As previously stated the Club looked superb for the day with lovely planted pots and hanging baskets – supplied by Barry & Linda Hodges, Dave Alcorn and others. Allan Coombe and his team ensured furniture was arranged to provide maximum seating capacity for bowlers and spectators. 

The draw was once again excellently run by Pat Edwards who with her helpers put their heart and soul into selling a fantastic number of tickets.IMG_6232

With the weather being as warm as it was Dave Alcorn who had a great time and did a fantastic job selling ice creams. He was also instrumental in getting two extra match day sponsors in the form of Cox of Torbay Garage (who provided a free car/van valet and Ye Olde Smokey Housea free car van MOT test). The second extra sponsor was Ye Old Smokey House pub which offered up a complimentary meal for 2 with a bottle of wine. These extra prizes were auctioned and raised 82.50.

It’s not just the bowling that makes the day go well, the social aspect was first class as ever. Special thanks have to go to Gordon Page and his trusty team of helpers, Carole Page and Lynda Taylor who ensured the bar was manned at all times to provide the much needed drinks. The catering was first class so our thanks must be extended Carole Page and to all those involved, especially Chris Read, Jane Lake, Betty Amos, Maureen Stanley, Sue Muller, Theresa Cornelius, Marcia Piper, Derek & Pat Denbow and Anne Bailey in the provision of lunches, teas, coffees, etc . We also had a trusty team of food logistics personnel who made sure meals and sides were delivered to the right place at the right time. They were Barry Bailey, Ricky Knapp, Gordon Page, and Bryan Salter. There were plenty of compliments regarding the catering. Last but by no means least on the food front we have to thank everyone who baked and supplied a cake for the day.

At the eleventh hour we had to put a substitute rink in to cover a late withdrawal so many thanks to Barry Hodges, Maureen Morgan, Ray O'Brien & June Gibbons for forming the substitute rink.

Ricky Knapp, our Club President looked resplendent in his finery presenting the winning teams with their cheques and the trophy.

This was a superb day with the club showing itself off really well – the feedback and comments heard around the green throughout were nothing short of fantastic. We have named some people here who helped make things happen. There were many other members who helped out in advance of and throughout the day, too many to mention (and too risky for Editor to miss someone out) but you know who you are – A MASSIVE THANKYOU.

Fran Vallis - Tournament Organiser

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