What a season it has been. At one stage it was very close for the Internal Competitions to be cancelled.

Matches were still being played in the last week for the final’s day on Saturday 4th September.

Gilbert Harding Triples Competition

Let’s start with the Gilbert Harding triples day which after two previous dates was finally held on Tuesday 24th August 11.00am start.

Originally 16 had put their names down to play we ended up with 9.

As usual the games were played in good spirit each team played 2 matches of 5 ends.

The eventual winners with 15 for and 7 against were, David Watson, Mike Francis and June Lambert. Runner up, with 10 for and 13 against were, Liz Lloyd, Ted Rowley and Mike Evans.

Finals Day Saturday 4th September.

The day started with Mike E sweeping the green at 8.30am and Keith P sweeping the green and getting everything ready at 9.15 am.

The first up was the 2-wood yardstick at 10.20 am June Lambert v Mike Evans. Peter Lambert marking. During the game Mike had difficulty in finding the green which resulted with June        winning 9-6.

Next up at 11.40 am Drawn Pairs. Kathryn Marsh/David Rickman v David Watson/Mike Evans     Keith Paul Marking. The first 7 ends neck a neck David W and Mike E found another gear and ended up victorious winning 16-11.

Lunch was then had with play resuming in the Ladies and Men’s starting at 2 pm.

Ladies. Daphne Jones v June Lambert. Marker Keith Paul. Started with 1 on the first 2 ends unlucky Daphne if it was straight in Daphne would have been holding 7 but ended up with 2 After 4 ends Daphne was holding 4 to June’s 0. But a very short jack from Daphne in end 5 saw June retake the jack and took 3 from that end. End 10 June leading by 14-4 was this near to a finish. No with the sun shining Daphne took the next 2 ends 3 apiece. End 12 14 -10 to June was this a comeback from Daphne? The match finished after 16 ends Daphne 10 June 21.

Men’s. Dave Rickman v Mike Evan’s. Marker Maurice Robinson. The game started with Dave being the Hare and Mike the Tortoise. After 10 ends Dave was leading 12-5. Had Mike anything in reserve!!!! After 15 ends 17-11 19th end Dave 18 Mike 17 Dave needed 3 to win and Mike 4. End 23 all square 20 each Who was going to get the 1 to win. Congratulations Mike won 21-20

As you can see a very competitive finals day well done those that took part and reached the final.

Better luck for those that just missed out.

Look forward to seeing you all sign up for at least 3 Internal matches’ next season.

Keith Paul

Internal Competitions Co-Ordinator.

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