Club finals at Sidmouth Bowls

County Presidents Team

County Presidents Team - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

When Finals Days arrive, you realise the end of the outdoor season is looming.  

Last week, we held our Finals on two stunning, sunny days, with lots of spectators willing on the finalists, as well as enjoying lots of cake and coffee, or a glass or two of something stronger. 

As our season was a little shorter this year, it was decided to leave a few of our normally large amount of finals off the schedule. Nevertheless, the ones that were played were great to watch with some excellent bowling and some very close results.  

In the Club Singles Championship (mixed), Jane Painter won against Sue Turner. Two ladies in this final has occurred before but is pretty rare. Jane also won the Ladies Championship against Karen Hollingdale. 

Ken Wheeler won the Men’s Championship against Andrew Lowe. John Richards won the Men’s Climo (three wood) against Andrew Lowe and Jill Bishop won the Ladies Three Wood against Sue Turner.  


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Andrew Lowe secured victory in the Men’s Two Wood against Allan Davis, Zena Johnson won the Ladies Two Wood against Jill Bishop, while Jill Bishop and Sue Clint won the Ladies Pairs against Jane Painter and Carol Timms.. 

The Victory Bowl was won by Carol Timms, Alan Donaldson and Zena Johnson against Karen Hollingdale, Paula Button and Stewart Thomson.  

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Well done to all of them for entertaining us for a couple of days.  

Then came a mixed friendly against the County Presidents Team. These are usually made up of County Badged players from all over the County. At half time, three of the five Sidmouth teams were in front by 46-28 

A delightful tea was also served at half time with lovely sandwiches, scrumptious homemade cakes and nibbles, organised by the ladies committee and served by Mary, Carol and Janice. The bar was also kept open for the duration, manned by Tony with the help of John.  

Then, the scores were announced by our Captain and a good day for Sidmouth, winning on 4 of the 5 rinks and a total score of 103- 71. Our very best team won with an outstanding score of 28-7. They were Maggie Masson, Chrissie Leedham, Wilf Radburn and skip John Mason. 

County President Bob and Captain David

County President Bob and Captain David - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Jill Bishop and Sue Clint - Winners Ladies Pairs

Jill Bishop and Sue Clint - Winners Ladies Pairs - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Zena Johnson - Winner Ladies 2 Wood

Zena Johnson - Winner Ladies 2 Wood - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Jill Bishop - Winner Ladies 3 Wood

Jill Bishop - Winner Ladies 3 Wood - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Club Championship and Ladies Championship Winner Jane Painter

Club Championship and Ladies Championship Winner Jane Painter - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Victory Bowls Winners Alan Donaldson, Zena Johnson and Carol Timms

Victory Bowls Winners Alan Donaldson, Zena Johnson and Carol Timms - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Men's Championship Winner Ken Wheeler

Men's Championship Winner Ken Wheeler - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club


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