Gloucester Bowling Club weekly report

Ladies' Pairs Champions - Joan Ridgeway and Judy Sheely. Photo supplied

Ladies' Pairs Champions - Joan Ridgeway and Judy Sheely. Photo supplied


Pairs championship

Last Wednesday, four ladies competed for the title of Ladies' Pairs Champions. The day was quite hot (for autumn), with little wind, so very pleasant conditions for a game of bowls. The result ended in a win to Joan Ridgeway and Judy Sheely over Pattie West and Colleen Atkins (21-10). Congratulations to the winners. On the grass green, three games of social bowls were also played. The draw for the Triples Championships has taken place, resulting in the following matches (to start on 5 June): C West, N Relf and R Redman v B Murray, J Holtein and J Jones. H Crittenden, K Stucking and D Lockwood v P Cox, D Buckton and B Germon. M Andrews, V Pritchard and C Atkins v K Green, P West and L Ratcliffe.


Thursday bowls saw thirty highly tuned athletes take to the grass green with enthusiasm with the combination of Neville Atkins, Peter Bignell, Col Beattie winning first prize by def Vic Hebblewhite, Peter Sansom, James Davidson 33-14 the losers almost made history going down a nine early in the game. Lu Urby, Craig Yates, Paul Sheridan def Kevin Burley, Wayne Groves, Jim McIntosh 29-14. John Andrews, Phil Walls, Bob Jones def Kevin Everett, George Wisemantel, Frank Wells 29-14. Mark Groves, Steven Higgins, Bob Charman def Mark Tull, Jim Whittaker, Paul Mumford returning to the green after a lengthy spell 22-14. Tony Tersteeg, Graham Turnbull, Steve Howlett def Terry Higgins, Mike Sheely, Doug Barron 20-13. Saturday bowls results Nico Dunyhoven, Colleen Atkins def Kevin Everett, Di Lockwood, Lu Urby, Judy Sheely taught Andrew Henderson, Mike Sheely a lesson, Neville Atkins, Terry Davies def Gary Spokes, Jim Whittaker and Tony Tersteeg edged out Graham Turnbull after their swinging lead kept them both in the game until the last end. Sunday saw the final of the major singles championship played and what a game it was. The two maidens playing in their first major singles final John Andrews and Terry Davies with John jumping away to an early lead and looked to have it in the bag but the old warrior Terry came back with great draw bowling to get on top mid way through. The game went to 39 ends with John taking the 2019 title by 31-28. The first round of men's triples will be played on Sunday and teams should get their entries in for the triples tournament on 8th and 9th June proudly sponsored by Jason Collins Transport.