Founder’s Day trophy heads to Dimond’s sparkling team at Honiton

PUBLISHED: 16:46 18 April 2012

Rob Willey, club captain Paul Dimond, Lady Captain Jackie Seager and Alan Pocock with the Founders Day trophy.

Rob Willey, club captain Paul Dimond, Lady Captain Jackie Seager and Alan Pocock with the Founders Day trophy.


Since its inception in Honiton’s centenary year in 1996, the Founders’ Day Trophy has just grown in prestige, writes Andy Wagner.

By far the largest cup in the cabinet, it's a trophy played for by every section of the club. It provides an opportunity for seniors to meet juniors, ladies and men as the teams are drawn into 4BBB teams with two scores to count.

The teams were drawn from the secretary’s computer - but, under Paul Dimond's captaincy, a pattern seems to be emerging! Having taken the honours on his own 'Drive In' competition, Paul proceeded to power through the field to take the Founders’ Day competition along side Rob Willey, Alan Pollock and Lady Captain Jackie Seager with 81pts. In fact so bemused was Paul when he came back to tally the cards that he almost forgot to include Rob Willey's '2' on the 12th leaving the 40 balls to be shared by Rob and John Dickenson. It was a wonderfully benign day and great fun for the whole club.

Tuesday Mixed - Such is the good club spirit at Honiton that a wet and windy bank holiday Easter Monday did not deter members from enjoying themselves. The competition was cancelled but past captain Terry Dimond organised a carpet bowls competition knock-out, whereby it was an advantage actually being a bowling club member.

The winners ( members of Sidmouth Bowling Club ) were Jane and Mike Watts who each received an Easter egg. Members played a quiz organised by lady captain Jackie Seager (that morning!) with prizes of Easter Eggs and other chocolate delights, presented by club captain Paul Dimond and Jackie.

The winners, with 38 correct answers, were Ro and Chris Poole and Elizabeth and John Ward. In second place, with 36 correct answers, were club vice captain Dave Morgan, lady vice captain Pam Greenaway, Sue Dimond and Allan Seager.

Ladies’ Section finalists for the Christopher Cup were decided on Wednesday - well done Lesley Oxenham, Christine Whitley, Jean Moon and Anne Verplanke.

The April EWGU medal was also played on Wednesday with excellent scoring. In Silver Division Sarah Loader won with nett 70 with Tricia Swindell second with nett 72. The winning place in Bronze 1 Division was hotly-contested and narrowly won by Gill Johnson on c/b from Joan Smith, both on nett 73.

In Bronze 2 Division Avril Shepherd won with nett 75 with Majson Stroud second on nett 77.

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