Coates edges out Brimson in Sidmouth 2-wood semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 12:25 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25 22 August 2013

Semi-finalists Norman Brimson and Chas Coates  in the preparing to play the semi finals of the Victory Bowl at Sidmouth. Coates won a close encounter to book a final berth.

Semi-finalists Norman Brimson and Chas Coates in the preparing to play the semi finals of the Victory Bowl at Sidmouth. Coates won a close encounter to book a final berth.

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Sidmouth BC had been selected by Bowls Devon to host the Presidents Match against Warwickshire vice presidents who were touring the South West last week, writes Ron Cook.

A rink was invited from the club who contributed to the presidents overall result with a 24-17 win.

President Trevor A Pritchard formally handed over the rink for play to the county president Edgar Melluish.

Members played at Ottery St Mary the same day and recorded a remarkable win 77-70 success entirely due to a huge winning score 30-7 by Maurie Ervine, Dennis Moore, Ron Denning and newly county badged skip Jill Bishop.

Our match against Grange was a tough challenge as our visitors fielded a number of county and national players. Sidmouth’s only winning rink was that of Rob Wheaton, Derek Mountford, Chris Hamer and skip Ron Cook 14-12. Trailing for 15 ends the team edged their opponents by scoring on the last three ends.

Great news in the Exeter Over-60s League for the Sidmouth B squad as they scored another six points to take the league leaders position with two games to play.

Sadly our C squad continue to struggle in their league and will be relegated next year to the seventh division. The A squad failed to score points this week and face a decisive match next week against Culm Vale A to ensure they remain in the first division.

In the semi-finals of the 2-wood singles’ Norman Brimson was edged out by Chas Coates. Coates raced away to establish a 15-6 lead which Brimson reduced to 15-14 having dominated the second half on short jacks only to lose the jack on the penultimate end.

If you would like to experience a free bowling taster session, or would like to discuss membership, our friendly club is holding an Open Day between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday, September 1.

Just simply turn up on the day in flat shoes or trainers at our clubhouse in Coburg Terrace or phone Gordon Blood on 01395 519400 for further information.


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