A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Hotshot achieved by one of our Over 60's County Trophy Rinks. This was in a very competitive game against a Plymouth team, where you would not expect to obtain such a score, writes Carol Smith. 

Hotshot is when ALL your rinks woods are counting in the score on that one end. The photo is of the four of them proudly holding their certificates. I understand the photo and details will also be published in next month’s edition of the national Bowls Magazine – a Hotshot is genuine big news in our sport.

Just one friendly game for Sidmouth Bowls Club this week, which was away to Taunton Deane.  Taunton has eight rinks and a blue carpet, which several clubs seem to be installing, it must be all the World Bowls we watch! 

It was a very enjoyable game, with Sidmouth winning on two of the three rinks and overall with the combined score of 46 -36. They also served a scrumptious afternoon tea, which was great and a much-appreciated surprise. This was a return game, as they visited us a couple of months ago, we then also won by a similar score. Our top rink this time was John Quinton-Navarro, Sue Clint and skip John Mason, 16 - 9.

Club Competitions are going very well, with most down to the quarter finals. Our Ladies Championship, not having too many entries, are now at the semi-final stage. Karen Hollingdale v Mary Turner and Carol Smith v Jill Bishop.

The Mixed Singles Championship, having some 30 entries, is now down to the quarter finals. However, although the ladies’ entries were only eight, it is good to see two are still standing.  Scott Archer v Alun Brown - Jill Bishop v Mick Jerome - Karen Hollingdale v Wilf Radburn - Andrew Lowe v Phil Meadows.   

The Men’s Championship draw: Ian Dudley v Wilf Radburn - Phil Meadows v Vince Ferrante - Kevin Frickey v Andrew Lowe - Tony Broughton v Clive Brook. Good luck to all in the matches coming up.