Grant's great DCLBA day at Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

Iris Aymes Winners Brenda Rodgers and Sheila Pike

Iris Aymes Winners Brenda Rodgers and Sheila Pike

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The annual Iris Aymes knock out competition was played on Thursday. Each round is played over 15 ends. writes Jenny Wilde.

The annual Iris Aymes knock out competition was played on Thursday. Each round is played over 15 ends. Twenty-four ladies took part and after three rounds four exhausted ladies had to play in the final. They were Olive Blunden and Barbara Thompson against Brenda Rogers and Sheila Pike. It was a nail biting match but the eventual winners were Brenda Rogers and Sheila Pike 15-11. Well done ladies and congratulations. It was also Brenda's birthday, so this made it quite special for her.On Thursday afternoon Seaton men went to Budleigh Salterton to play in the Two Counties League where they won 84-72. This was a superb result and, at present, Seaton are top of this league with two games still to be played, so keep up the good work! Seaton's top team was Peter Newton, Ray Thompson, Ron Rowley and skip Roy Carnell, 27-15. Wednesday was a busy day. Four Seaton men went to Feniton to play against the Patrons representing Section Three and the final result was a win for section 3 by 772. Jeremy Allison, Fred Dart, Alan Green and skip George Maybon would like to extend their thanks for a very enjoyable afternoon and a lovely tea.Also on Wednesday afternoon, two men's triple teams went to Tiverton West End to play in the Over-60s' Triples League but, once again due, to such heavy rain the game was abandoned after five ends.It was a very exciting day for Seaton Ladies on Wednesday. This was a very important event in the calender, as it was the DCLBA President's Day and, as Julie Grant, who is the DCLBA President this year, is a member of Seaton it was held at her home club, where all the members are extremely proud having her.The day started at lunch time for 70 guests who were personally invited by the President for their support with a buffet, prepared by volunteers from Seaton Bowling Club, so that all the invited guests from across Devon had lunch before the bowling took place in the afternoon. During the lunch they were entertained by well known singer and member of the bowls club, Mary Bowles, who sang a song entitled Seaton by the Sea which she wrote and composed the music herself. Everyone was given a song sheet and sang along with her. It started the day off with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the club thank Mary for her wonderful, competent performance. Bowling started after lunch but, once again, after 12 ends, the rain came and play had to stop. The eating and entertainment did not finish there. Once inside, the President's cake was cut and served to all with a cup of tea, and Keith Miles kept the invited guests amused with a quiz. After this the guests went on to the Masonic Hall where dinner was served. The meal was prepared by Joan Miles and Barbara Smith, and the wine was served by Don Yaxley and Kevin Frost. After the meal Julie gave a very amusing and interesting speech. She was presented with lovely gifts by all the sections of Devon Ladies' Bowls, and she in turn presented each lady with a key ring with an insert of Honiton lace. The whole day was tremendously successful and everyone enjoyed the occasion, and thank Julie for a wonderful day. Julie would like to thank all those who helped to make the event a memorable one.Tuesday saw occasional drizzle but the match against Phear Park took place.Seaton sent two men's rinks and two ladies'. The ladies won 21-11, but unfortunately the men lost by three shots, the overall result being a win for Seaton 35-28. Seaton's top team was Olive Blunden, Jenny Wilde, Angie Mayhew and skip Sue Rutter 17-11. The men's best team was Keith Miles, Ted Talbot, Colin Halsey and skip Roy Carnell 20-17.Unfortunately, the elements were once again against any possibility of a game of bowls and the friendly against Tiverton on Monday to be played at home had to be cancelled.Monday was the the finals of the Ladies' Benevolent Triples competition was held at Feniton. Even though the heavens opened this had to be played. Seaton were in the final, represented by Shirley Fewtrell, Barbara Harden and skip Joan Miles, and they had to play against a team from Honiton, Joan Heard, Yvonne Rayner and Carol Fisher. It was a close game but the Honiton ladies fought through and took the title congratulations to them.l Last Saturday, August 16, in the most appaling weather, the semi-finals and finals for the Interclub competition were held at Seaton. All the ladies who took part deserved to win having battled the elements. The final result though was a victory for Plymstock who beat Madeira. Many congratulations to the them and their fortitude.Sunday brought forth a better weather forecast, and Seaton sent four triple teams to Pinces Gardens in Exeter, resulting in a win for Seaton 80-56. Seaton's top team was Sheila Pike, Bob Benfield and skip Shirley Parkhouse with a magnificent score of 35-6. Well done.

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