Seaton’s Jubilee Cup won by Doug Hislop

Action from the Sidmouth green

Action from the Sidmouth green - Credit: Archant

The last weekend of August saw the staging of the Seaton Bowling Club’s finals being contested, writes Linda Stone.

The men’s Jubilee Cup was won by Doug Hislop. The open 3 wood, Men’s 3 wood, men’s 2 wood and Saward Cup were all won by Roger Woolland.

The ladies’ 2 wood was won by Chris McDonald, the ladies’ handicap by Angie Mayhew and the ladies’ 3 wood by Maria Johnson.

The men’s handicap was won by Ken Shean. The two pair’s competitions were played on the Saturday and the men’s was won by Doug Hislop and Phil Crichard while the ladies invitation pair’s was won by Joan Miles and Roger Woolland. The final two games on Sunday were for the club championship, the ladies’ top honour was contested by Maria Johnson and Chris McDonald. After a nail-biting encounter Johnson secured a 21-19 victory.

The men’s championship was a little more clear cut with Phil Critchard landing a six shot success over Ron Rowley at 21-15.

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Congratulations go to all the players who won through to the finals.

Following a round trip of 90 miles, Seaton A returned home victors winning by 12 shots (41 – 29) against North Tawton B in the Over-60s Triples League. The top triple was Peter Newton, Ron Rowley and Les Tooze. Seaton A remain unbeaten this season having strung together 17 consecutive victories with the final league game due to be played on September 4, at home to Ottery St Mary A.

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Following a two rink defeat to leaders Chardstock A the previous week, Seaton Over-60s B dropped to third place, having held second for most of the league programme. This week they won at home against Ottery B, winning by a large margin, 33-7, on one rink (E Backhouse, B Scull and DYardley), but narrowly losing on the other. Would the six points be enough to overtake Chagford? In the event it was, as Chagford lost away at Phear Park. Seaton B regained second place and won promotion for the second time in three years!

Two friendly games were played this week. Unfortunately Seaton came second in both!

Against Bridport we lost 78-63 the top Seaton rink was Geoff Fullalove, Ray Thompson, Pat Whitworth and Dave Yardley winning by nine shots. The Sunningdale Tourists won 80-71 shots, Seaton’s top rink was Bob Venn, Roy Sykes, Sue B-Moore and John Vieth winning by six shots.

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