Celebrations for the Challenge Cup at Sidmouth GC

John Jones wins the Jeff Sheppard Cup

John Jones wins the Jeff Sheppard Cup - Credit: Sidmouth GC

Each year, the winner of the prestigious Challenge Cup hosts a celebratory dinner for past cup winners at Sidmouth Golf Club and also chooses the menu.  

The 2020 winner, James Spiller, finally had his evening and featured a delightful dessert of apple jack using his grandmother's recipe. During the day, the golf competition for the Jeff Sheppard Cup, played exclusively by past winners, was won this year by John Jones.   

The snooker leg of the annual competition between Sidmouth Golf Club and the Sidmouth Snooker Club was played for last week with the golfers taking a 3 to 1 lead with them from the golf match played in September.  

Over eight frames played during the evening, the golf club needed to secure three frames to win back the trophy, which had remained at the snooker club for the past three years.  

The final result went down to the last frame when David Bath and David Sheldrake finally succumbed to Mike Dommett and Peter Northcott in an exciting black ball game to secure the trophy for the golf club.  

Snooker club team captain Chris Timms is seen graciously presenting the special half golf club/ half snooker cue trophy to his winning captain Hugh Dorliac in the photo. Final score was 4.5 to 3.5 to Sidmouth golf club.  

On Saturday, the Sidmouth Golf Club B team took on the Emerton Court team in the first leg of the Ken Titherington trophy. A determined B team, led by their outgoing captain Colin Macklin, played well and extracted a satisfying 3.5 to 1.5 win over the Devon trophy winners. A game too far maybe for John Barnard's champions? 

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It was a rather murky start to the day for the ladies club competition played in conjunction with round 2 of the ongoing Rose Bowl and Basket competition. 
 
Returning to the clubhouse with a winning score of 39 points was Maria Clapp, closely followed by Gerri Whitrow with 38 and third was Marie Timms with 34. Good luck to all for the continuing Rose Bowl and Basket competitions ladies continuing over the next few weeks. 

Chris Timms presenting the special half golf club/ half snooker cue trophy to his winning captain Hugh Dorliac 

Chris Timms presenting the special half golf club/ half snooker cue trophy to his winning captain Hugh Dorliac - Credit: Sidmouth GC


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