Capon crowned ladies'champ

The Ladies Outdoor Finals were spread over two days and both days saw some exceptional play

The Ladies' Outdoor Finals were spread over two days and both days saw some exceptional play.

Apart from the odd shower, the weather was fine, very windy on the first day but, on the whole, the bowling conditions were good, with players and spectators thoroughly enjoying the matches:

The Ladies' Championship was between Marie Wall and Anne Capon, and both players deserved to win the title with some outstanding shots, but Anne won through in the end with 21 shots to 16. A very exciting game!

Mary Price and Jill Bishop battled for the Mitchell Plate with Jill winning 21-17.

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The Nina Cup, for bowlers who had never won a ladies' competition, saw Marion Watson beat Sue Mison 21-18.

The Ladies' 3 Wood was a nail-biting final between Jean Brimson and Eileen Hewett who were all square on the 17th end with 102 points, but Jean went on to win on the last end with the final score 112-104.

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The Grace Porter Triples final was Peggy Hannant, Marie Wall and Anne Capon who played against Paddy Wrench, Margaret King and Jill Bishop, with Jill's team winning 25-9.

A very close game between Mari Wall & Dreda Taylor for the Ladies' 2 Wood title ended with Dreda winning 14-13.

In the Ladies' Handicap, Anne Capon beat Jill Bishop 21-22 (Jill having a seven handicap).

Ladies' Pairs saw Marie Wall and partner Daphne Jamieson beat Mary Price and Sylvia Cook 31-16.

Congratulations to all the winners and very well done to all the runners-up.

Very big thank yous are due to the umpires Rosemary Mullin and Rae Knights and to all the markers, not forgetting those club members who worked so hard behind the scenes to make Sidmouth Bowls Finals for 2009 a great success.

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