Sidford four in Thelma Shere Charity Fours success at Willand

The Sidford four Evan and Bev Williams together with Pam and Colin Palmer who won the Thelma Shere C

The Sidford four Evan and Bev Williams together with Pam and Colin Palmer who won the Thelma Shere Charity Fours competition at Willand. - Credit: Archant

The Thelma Shere Charity Fours competition saw teams from across East Devon take part in the action held at Willand.

There were 16 teams split into two groups and, at the halfway point of the competition there were two teams in both group one and group two sporting maximum points.

It was Sidford who held the overall lead on shots difference thanks to a ‘hot shot’ (a maximum eight shot score), recorded in their opening game against Upottery.

The next round of games saw all of these teams win again, but Bow had now overtaken Sidford on shots thanks to a concerted effort by them and led by three shots from Sidford with the other two teams some way back on shots.

As fate happens the draw had drawn the top two teams in group one to play against each other in the last round of games and the same thing in group two!


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In group one Kingsmead played Bow and took an early lead, going six shots clear at the halfway stage, but then Bow scored a six on one end and from then eased slowly away to win by three shots.

This meant that Sidford had to win by more than six shots to win or Goodtorq’s had to win by over 17 to take the top prize!

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From the start Sidford hit the mat running and raced into a 9 shot lead after the opening three ends. They continued to control the game, ending as 16 shot winners to be the overall winners on the day.

The Sidford team comprised Evan and Bev Williams together with Pam and Colin Palmer scoring maximum points and a shot plus of 47 from Bow who were runners-up with maximum points, but a shot plus of 37.

A great day was had by all and over £500 was raised for The Heart Foundation so thanks go to Janet Cuff and all her helpers who organised the tournament.

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