Sidmouth bowls champions

The climax to the outdoor bowling season competitions at Sidmouth took place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week when all the finals were played, writes Cliff Hewett.

The climax to the outdoor bowling season competitions at Sidmouth took place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week when all the finals were played.For once, bowlers enjoyed warm sunny weather on all the three days, which brought out many supporters who were entertained with some excellent bowling,The scores were all very close. The matches were played in good spirit and enjoyed by those who played and the spectators. Thanks must go to John Mason and Christa Turner, ladies' and men's competition secretaries, for all their work throughout the season, organising all the competitions. Thanks also to the umpires, Rosemary Mullin and Rae Knights. Ladies Championship: 1, Jill Bishop; 2, Eileen Stribling. Men's Championship: 1, Mike FD Smith; 2, Bill Turner. Fred & Miffy Shield: 1, John White; 2, Eddie Mills. Nina Cup: 1, Marie Wall; 2, Marion Watson. Sid Hawkins Trophy: 1, Brian Smith; 2, Laurence Tobias. Mixed Pairs: 1, Jean Brimson/Ted Wise; 2, Freda Humphreys/John Mason. Nom Pairs: 1, Carol Smith/Mike FD Smith; 2, Eileen Hewett/Bob Daniels.Centenary Triples: 1, Alan Appleby/John Doyle/Rae Knights; 2, John Chew/Bert Hague/John Wall.Victory Bowl: 1, Jill Lewis/Ann Tredget/Peter Wilson; 2, Sheila Graham/Brian Smith/Dave Lever.Grace Porter Triples: 1, Frances Wilson/Kay Valentine/Christa Turner; 2, Paddy Chew/Mary Smith/Sheila Lewis. Men's Pairs: Barry Mortimer/Bob Daniels; Laurence Tobias/Mike FD Smith. Ladies' 2 Wood: 1, Mary Smith; 2, Jean Brimson.Men's 2 Wood: 1, John Mason; 2, Bert Hague. Men's Climo: 1, Brian Smith; 2, Mike FD Smith.Ladies' 3 Wood: 1, Carol Smith; 2, Jill Bishop. Ladies' Handicap: 1, Jill Bishop; 2, Mary Smith.Men's Handicap: 1, Peter Norvill; 2, Dutch Holland. Mitchell Plate: 1, Carol Smith; 2, Pat Hague.Ladies' Pairs: 1, Ann Tredget/Sheila Lewis; 2, Barbara Jones/Jenny Fricker.Beer Cup: Margaret King/Marion Watson/Frank Adlam/Rae Knights; 2, Ray Tallent/Paddy Chew/Mike Daw/Eddie Mills.In the Exeter & District Over-60s League, Sidmouth's A team have completed all their matches and are top of Division 2. They will now play in Division 1 next year. Well done to all who played in the A team. l On Sunday, September 14, the club will be holding an open day for anyone interested in having a go and finding out more about the game. All you have to do is just turn up between 10am and noon and enjoy a cup of coffee. All visitors will be very welcome..

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