Sidford Short Mat Bowls success for Betty Smith


- Credit: Archant

Sidford Short Mat Bowls club held its annual Handicap Singles competition, played over two successive Saturdays.

The eventual winner was Betty Smith who received a standing ovation from members present.

Betty is a founder member of 26 years standing and the club’s oldest member. Playing off a plus two handicap, she beat all her opponents over the five rounds of highly competitive singles play.

Leading up to the final, Betty won a series of games against zero handicap players - Chris Faulknall, Marian Dunford and Eric Leonard.

In the final she was the ‘underdog’ once again when up against Carol Beckett, who won the Club Open Singles in 2014.

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However, Betty built steadily on her handicap advantage and once again prevailed by forcing Carol to concede after seven ends when she had an unassailable 9-4 lead ,

Betty played with immense skill and concentration and, to paraphrase Shakepeare’s Henry V at Agincourt, those present will: “Remember the feats she did that day”.

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