We are very lucky to now have five more Level 1 Coaches to add to our experienced three others at Sidmouth Bowls Club, Jill Mison, Karen Hollingdale and coaching coordinator Allan Davis, writes Carol Smith.

They are all looking forward to training new members, or just helping members improve their game. Now is the time to try out this great game of ours, with competitions, friendly events and a great social scene.

We have three indoor rinks where we bowl in the Winter season and where you will receive your training, plus 10 outdoor rinks for bowling all through the Summer. Visit www.sidmouthbc.co.uk for details.

A depleted Sidmouth men’s team played the Over 60's County Trophy League against Madeira. Both home rinks did well, one winning 26 - 8, so well done to Andrew Lowe, David Parsons, David Timms and skip Ken Wheeler.

The second home rink of John Richards, Wilf Radburn, Paul Irvine and skip Brian Smith made a great comeback and went into the final end equal at 18 shots all, unfortunately losing just one shot to finish 18 - 19. Sadly, the away losses couldn't be covered. 

On the neutral green of Madeira, Jill Bishop and Brenda Somerfield just lost out to Carole Binmore and Sue Evans from Honiton BC in the Ladies County Pairs Section Final.

We played a mixed friendly against Newton Abbot and what a very enjoyable game it was. While we won comfortably on the day, 68 - 21, they were fantastic company and will always be welcome in Sidmouth.

In the Ladies Devon County TopClub ‘Lacemakers’, the knockout competition is played with five disciplines - 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples and 4's. As challengers, we played three disciplines at home and the other two went away to play at Plymouth, sadly losing out on the day. Our one winning rink was the 4's - Jean Brimson,  Zena Johnson,  Brenda Somerfield and skip Jill Bishop.

In the Men’s InterClub against Kingsley (Westward Ho!), the two home rinks had a good win but both away rinks, playing on Kingsley’s very tricky rinks, lost out.