Sidmouth Bowls Club tournament proves a huge big hit

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Anita Mason bowls for Sidmouth. Ref shsp 2

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Anita Mason bowls for Sidmouth. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2217. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Bowling Club held a most successful tournament, writes Susie Bonnell.

Following on from last year’s successful inaugural tournament the format was repeated again this year with equal success.

The weather may not have been quite so good, but at least it didn’t rain and play was uninterrupted!

During the tournament the kitchen was kept extremely busy with the addition this year of a bacon or sausage bap for those early arrivals!

Breakfast was followed in seemingly quick order by two sittings for lunch - with delicious food prepared by Ronnie and Sylvia Cook and her team (now we know what the Master Chef kitchens must feel like!).

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Adding to the local flavour was the fact that the produce was supplied from Churchills butchers.

A high number of entries meant that the greens were stretched (!) with two additional rinks called into play to accommodate four further teams which meant 28 in total.

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The tournament was played over three sessions with up to 45 ends in total.

Only five teams managed to win all their games with the eventual and clear winners being the team of Maddie and Syd Bexon with Trish and Jim Bond from Exonia (Exeter) - with a shot difference of plus 24

In second place (as they had finished 12 months before), and also with a shot difference of plus 24, were S and D Mason with P Evans and B Collacott from Combe Martin. Just scraping into the prize money by a mere three shots (plus12), were M and J Glendinning with M Thomas and C Hodgett.

Just missing out on prize money - coming in on fourth place, with a shot difference of plus nine, were the top Sidmouth rink of Chris and Wilf Radburn with Anita Mason and Bob Daniels.

So, the games were played, the day was done, the worthy winners had their trophy and prizes, and everyone agreed it had been another great tournament played out at Sidmouth Bowling Club.

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