Madeira Bowling Club

Madeira Bowling Club

Established in 1926

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Michael Holmes wins the Bert Webb trophy

Author: Jean Healey, 09/03/19

Bert Webb Trophy finalists - 2019

A successful competition for our newer bowlers plus other news from the week

In the Men’s County Triples Andy Lock, Terry Reardonand Cliff Skinner beat another Madeira triple in the Semi-finals, which takes them through to the County Finals at the end of March at Kingsley in North Devon.  Andy Lock was also successful in County Singles going through to the semi-finals later in March.

Playing in the Torbay Tournament, Jan Roberts, Joy Penberthy, Catherine King, and Janine Orchard won each game gaining 6 points and a shot difference of 34.  The tournament is an all day competition, teams playing 3 games of 12 ends (or one and half hours) and together with an excellent lunch and good organization the day was enjoyed by all competitors.

In the friendlies 3 ladies triples played at Dawlish but only Joy Penberthy, Freda Relph and Diana Cantor managed to win going from level at the penultimate end to scoring 3 on the final end to 13-10 and an overall score of only a 10 shot difference at 39-49.

Bridport brought 3 mixed teams on 5th March with the honours going to the visitors, although David Macaulay, Dennis Huntley, Margaret Humphrey and Myra Furminger managed to go ahead with a 6 late on but gradually saw their lead eroded to a draw at the end..

Against a strong Honiton side the ladies then played a depleted team of 2 triples but were sadly overwhelmed.

However three mixed triples later travelled 50 miles through South Hams primrose banked lanes to Kingsbridge where Dave Macaulay, Peter Hyett, and guest volunteer Ian Healey, won by 12, whilst Jean Healey, Mike Holmes and Ian Munro won by 10, and the other team only lost by 3, giving an overall win 52-33, for an enjoyable day out.

Lastly the Bert Webb Trophy was played for in a tournament day for new bowlers in their first or second year of indoor bowling. 16 players took part, 5 in their first year in th event organized by Sandie Cox, Madeira coach and a team of markers, so that each player played 8 ends in 3 different sessions.  The finalists were Keith James and Michael Holmes, winning each game for 6 points and best shot differences.  Michael Holmes was pleased to win 8 – 4 and be handed the larger silver cup, with Keith being presented with the runners up trophy.

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