Brimson and Tallent land top two Indoor honours at Sidmouth Bowling Club

Sidmouth Bowls Indoor men’s singles finalists Ray Tallent and Bob Seldon.

Sidmouth Bowls Indoor men’s singles finalists Ray Tallent and Bob Seldon. - Credit: Archant

All competition finals are now completed and both the Ladies Singles Championship and the Men’s Singles Championship produced thrilling finishes, writes Marian and Maurice Watson.

In the ladies competition, Jean Brimson started well, but her lead was gradually whittled away by Jill Bishop until there was only one shot difference at 18-17.

Brimson clung on and was the first to reach 21 to emerge a most worthy winner.

The men’s final was even more exciting! Bob Seldon taking an early lead, but Ray Tallent persevered and it was neck and neck in the latter stages.

Again it was the first to 21to win, and, at 20 all it was anybody’s game!

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However, Tallent, with his last bowl, drew shot and won the championship. Congratulations to the two individual winners.

The other Sidmouth Indoor champions were; in the Turner Trophy it was Tony Brown whilst John Mason lifted the Men’s Matchplay Singles.

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The Ladies’ Pairs top honour was lifted by Jill Bishop and Brenda Somerfield

Whilst the Men’s Pairs was won by Norman Brimson and Bert Hague.

Brimson also paired up with Jane Painter to land the Mixed pair’s and also claimed victory in the Nominated Mixed Pairs along with Jean Brimson.

The Joan Jeffery Trophy was won by the trio of Margot Beauchamp, Jane Painter and Christa Turner and the Men’s Nominated Triples went to Ken Bridgman, John Mason and Jack Richardson

The men played a friendly game away against Madeira and although losing on two of the three rinks won the game by five shots because of the winning rink of Mike Daw, Bill Turner, Ed Backhouse and skip Ron Cook.

The last mixed friendly of the season was played at Honiton and Sidmouth were successful on three of the four rinks.

Two of the rinks, Lorna Lever, Ken Tolley, Jim Wrench and Jane Painter and Anita Mason, Dave Lever, Paddy Wrench and John Mason recorded a winning margin of 11 shots.

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