Madeira Bowling Club

Madeira Bowling Club

Established in 1926

News Report

Manor Hotel Triples competition

Author: Mike Gorman, 05/03/18

Manor Hotel Triples finalists

Honiton trio beat Madeira to take the trophy

Sunday 4th March saw the concluding stages of the popular annual triples competition at Madeira which is kindly sponsored by the Manor Hotel in Exmouth. With teams from Seaton, Feniton, Honiton and Madeira having reached the last four, two semi finals were played in the morning with the final played in the afternoon following a lunch provided by the Club.

Contesting the final were the triples from Honiton and Madeira and from the outset the Madeira triple of Jim Bradford, Mike Gorman and Mark Perrott raced into a 13-0 lead. However, a popular myth in the bowls world about teams or players getting stuck on thirteen certainly rang true and after eleven ends the Honiton trio, Tony Tooley, Malcolm Seaborne and Trevor Pipe had clawed their way back to 11-13. A count of three for Madeira extended their lead to 16-11 but again Honiton fought back scoring seven shots over the remaining six ends to claim victory by 18-16.

At the end of the match the Madeira Club President, John Bellamy presented the prizes and congratulated the players on an excellent days bowling and thanked those responsible for the organisation.”

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