Finals Day 2018

Hello Everyone, all finalists can breathe a sigh of relief now its all over for another year. What a day all games played with respect and enjoyment, even if the result in a game didn’t go your way, at least you tried and should be proud of yourself for reaching the finals. Congratulations to all who took part and an especially BIG WELL DONE to all our winners. Some surprises throughout the day and some expected, but having said that its all down to on the day, we all have the same chance from the start.

Big THANK YOU to both competition secretaries for all their work throughout this years competitions and well done for a very successful finals day. ( a side note to the mens comp sec, hope you get better soon, Captain says we have a game next week). Thank you to all the markers on the day without whom the competitions would be difficult to run. Thank you to John and Steve Duffy for helping to set up the rinks and everyone else who helped to clear equipment away at the end. It was really nice to see the family of our sadly passed ex-captain who came down today for a little roll up, it must of been hard for them but they are always welcome and we are all friends and miss him greatly.

Mens Championship Final

John Eyles (21)v Jim Entwistle (10)

This game was contested over 20 ends, a game of 2 halves . First half Jim held a slender 3 shot lead, however the second half saw Jim win 1 end and his opponent John take full control scoring 15 shots. After winning 14 of the 20 ends John took a strangle hold on the game and it was a little one sided in the second half.                                      Congratulations John

Ladies Championship Final

Jo Vitols (13) v Chris Buchannan (22)

After scoring on 5 of the first 7ends Jo was holding a 4shot lead, Chris then rallied and replied on the next 6 ends to turn it around taking a 6 shot lead. Jo replied again with a 3 and 2 to narrow the deficit to just 2 shots. Chris answered with a 1 and 2 to extend her lead to 5shots, Jo tried hard but Chris reeled of a 1 /3/2 to take the win .                           Congratulations Chris

Mens Pairs Final 

Dafydd and Darren Pritchard (25) v Jim Entwistle and Luke Gardner (16)

Dropping 2 on the opening end the boyos reeled off 14 shots over the next 4 ends, Jim and Luke hit straight back with 8 shots over next 3 ends to narrow the gap to 4. The Boyos replied immediately scoring 6 shots over next 3 ends, Jim and Luke came again scoring on next 4 ends, but the Boyos kept their cool and saw the game out scoring on the last 3 ends. The scoring was shared after the initial burst from the young team and all the damage done at the beginning of the game. Darren commented after that “all the loses on Saturdays are worth it to win today). Some great bowling from the young man at lead helping to set up the win.                                                                                         Congratulations Dafydd and Darren

Ladies Pairs Final

Arlene Anderson and Marilyn Williams (15) v                                                           Sally Malcom and Margaret Clarson (23)

After 13ends Sally and Margaret had won 11 against Arlene and Marilyns 2. What this meant was that they had secured a 16shot lead. Arlene and Marilyn rallied scoring 9 shots over the next 3 ends to reduce the deficit to 7 shots, a great effort. Unfortunately they gave away 4 shots next 2ends thus falling further behind to 11 shots. Time was running out and not many ends left, scoring a 1 and 2 on the next 2 ends left too much to do and the game was gone.                                                                                           Congratulations Sally and Margaret

Mixed Pairs Final

John Gardner and Sally Malcolm (7) v                                                                     John Eyles and Chris Buchannan(22)

This game was always going to be tough for John and Sally, an injury in work didn’t do John any favours although he would be the last person to look for excuses. The scorecard shows that it was all one way traffic for John and Chris who didn’t drop a shot between the 3rd end and the 13th end scoring 21 shots, with John and Sally stuck on 5 for so long the 2 shots they picked up at the end was merely pride. A formidable pairing this year and it was difficult to see any other outcome, although John and Sally no doubt tried their hardest the scorecard doesn’t lie.                                                                        Congratulations John and Chris

Mens 2 Wood Final

John Eyles (17) v John Duffy (6)

When you score maximum on 6 ends of the 11 you win it doesn’t leave a lot of scores on the green for your opponent. John D scored on 6 ends in this game, but only managed single shots. If he could have some how converted a couple of maximums it may have been a different result. At the halfway point JD found himself 6 shots adrift and dropping 8 shots in the second half and collecting 3 sealed the game early due to shot difference. JD does play a tough game and even he would doff his hat to JE today.                                                                                                                                              Congratulations John Eyles

Ladies 2 Wood Final

Arlene Anderson (11) v Jenny Harris(17)

This match was scheduled for 21 ends, however Arlene just ran out of woods 2 ends from the end, thus shortening the game. At the 9th end the points were fairly even with Jenny holding a slender 1shot lead. Jenny then reeled off 8 shots over 5ends leaving Arlene stranded on 5. Arlene the scored 3 maximums on next 4 four ends to reduce the deficit but gave one back on the 19th end. Jenny did the damage in the middle of the game and took the win with 2 ends to spare.                                                                     Congratulations Jenny

Mens Handicap Final

Bill Kerrigan (19) v Darren Pritchard (21)

This was a classic all credit to Bill who never let Darren get into the game, Bill had the lead until the 19th end. Yes the 19th end, and only then did he fall 1 shot behind but soon but this right by reeling off 5 ends to score 6 shots taking a 5 shot lead. Darren was left scratching his head, how does he break this guys belief, after catching his opponent to then fall behind straight away is soul destroying. But there was a twist waiting, with Bill needing 2 for the match Darren scored 6shots over next 3 ends to take a 1 shot lead. We are now at the 27th end and Darren as only been in front twice , both with a single shot lead. The 28th end , Bill drops 3 woods as he did all game within a foot of the jack, Darren cant get the line, asking the marker Bill holding 3 for the match. Darren has a wood left and Bill has one , Darren bowls is it enough weight and line, drop 3inches from the Jack , pressure now put on Bill who bowls too tight. Darren Snatches a victory from the very jaws of defeat, and felt afterwards like he’d gone 10 rounds with a boxer.                                                                                                           Congratulations Darren

Ladies Handicap Final

Arlene Anderson (22) v Jenny Harris (15)

After 5 ends Arlene was 5 shots adrift, a strong rally from Arlene registered 9 shots to take a 4 shot lead. By the 22nd end the scores were all square and Arlene regrouped and scored 7 shots to reach 22 and seal the win. Winning 17 of the 26 ends played gave Arlene the basis for a good win over a very capable opponent. This game shows that you should never give up and who knows you luck might change.                              Congratulations Arlene

Mens Sets Final

Bill Price (1) v Ken Orton (2)

This match is played over 3 sets and the scores over 7 ends. The first was a draw both players scoring 5 shots, Bill scoring one point on last 2ends.                                             The next set was also drawn both players scoring 7 shots, again Ken holding a 2 shot lead with one end left this set . Bill scores a 2 on the last to tie this set and its a 1set shot out.                                                                                                                                The third set Ken was 1 shot up in the last end, could Bill do it again , Ken held out scoring a 3 on the final end to take the set. This game could have gone anywhere and both players were trying their best to shake each other off .



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