County competitions for Sidmouth Bowls Club

Sidmouth Bowlers Jill and Susie

Sidmouth Bowlers Jill and Susie - Credit: Sidmouth Bowls Club

Three teams from Sidmouth Bowls Club travelled to Madeira to play the Ladies Section 3 County Major Pairs Competition.  
In brilliant sunshine, Jane Painter and Karen Hollingdale played their first round against a duo from Ottery St. Mary and managed a handsome win. They then went on to play a pair from Seaton and won yet again.  
Their third game was against another pair from Seaton, but they sadly withdrew. This then put Jane and Karen into the Section 3A final against Gail Hawke and Sharon Kenny from Ottery. 
It was a very close game and after 14 ends (18 for the full game) the score was all level at 13-13. Unfortunately for Sidmouth, Ottery went ahead to win.   
Jill Bishop and Susie Bonnell were also playing, this was for Section 3B. They had a walkover in their first round, as did their opponents. 
In the second round. they had a good win against a Maderia duo and went on to play against Dot Luff and Terri Ward from Ottery. This round, the Sidmouth duo also won, which put them into the Section 3B Final. 
Again, they had an excellent game against Tracey Lambert and Sue Evans from Honiton. After 15 ends, the score was all square at 13-13, so in with a chance - sadly not.  
It would have been great for the Sidmouth Ladies to go further and fly the flag for SBC, but well done to them all for getting that far.  
We also wish the two section 3 winners Ottery and Honiton, who are friends and neighbours, every success in their next game against a different section, with a total of eight sections across the Devon tournament. 
Our third duo sadly lost in the first round, but good on them for entering. It is good experience and raises your game. 
After having a good win against Feniton in the first round of the County Mens Unbadged Section 3 Pairs, the Sidmouth duo of David Timms and Mick Cox unfortunately lost the second round against a pair from Maderia BC. 

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