Ottery bowlers pick up their season’s winnings

Ottery St Mary club champion Steve Hall flanked by president Gerry Beighton and Ottery men's captain

Ottery St Mary club champion Steve Hall flanked by president Gerry Beighton and Ottery men's captain Ray Luscombe - Credit: Archant

Last weekend, Ottery St Mary Bowling Club celebrated the end of the 2017 summer season with its annual presentation dinner held at The Tumbling Weir Hotel in Ottery, writes Michael Smith.

The Ottery St Mary bowlers who were presented with trophies at the recent awards evening

The Ottery St Mary bowlers who were presented with trophies at the recent awards evening - Credit: Archant

Over 50 members attended the event and once again were treated to a fine meal and service by the staff of the hotel to whom we extend our many thanks for a great evening.

Club captain Terri Ward did a fine job in organising the evening’s proceedings, and hosted the presentation of the year’s awards. Outgoing president Gerry Beighton and outgoing men’s captain Ray Luscombe presented the trophies to the winners and runners-up.

The trophy presentations saw, in the ladies’ competitions, Sharon Kenny go home with the two-wood singles while Terri Ward was presented with the four-wood singles and Sharon Kenny returned with Margaret Bright to receive the pairs trophy.

For the men, Mike Smith was presented with the two-wood singles, Terry House received the four-wood singles and Terry then stepped up again to receive the pairs trophy he won playing with Chris Hawke.


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In the open competitions award, Steve Hall capped an excellent year for him as he lifted both the four-wood and three-wood singles trophies, so becoming the 2017 club champion and Kevin Vernon won the Otter Trophy.

Other winners were: Keith Thorley, who took the Fred Burgess Cup for new bowlers; Terri Ward and Eric Richardson, who won the Maurice Jennings mixed pairs cup; Carol Keating and Steve Hall, who won the Nominated Mixed Pairs Cup; and in the Mixed Triples, Frank Holden, Margaret Bright and Brian Baker took the honours.

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Last, but not least, in the internal triples league, the winning team was the one of Terry House, Margaret Bright, Graham White and Jill White.

So, another year draws to a close. Club nights continue on Fridays through the winter months where members can enjoy a drink with friends and a game of skittles if they chose.

The summer season begins in April 2018, when new members are most welcome. For more information on joining the club, please contact Mike Smith on 01404 811195.

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