Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Madeira ladies’ week kicked off with the annual Mary Baldwyn triples contested by 12 hopefuls this year, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.
When the dust settled, the team skipped by Nickie Fiddimore with Jan Worsfold and Margaret Ratcliffe emerged victorious with a plus 18 score. They were hotly pursued by a trio skipped by Christine Macaulay, with Madeleine Marriott and Milly Powell (plus 14) who proved themselves to be the best of the rest.
The latest round of the Non-badged Triples League saw a neighbourly encounter with Phear Park in which Madeira ladies took the spoils with good wins on both rinks. Skip Pat Boman with Jean Bagnall and Dee Williams 21-12; skip Nicky Fiddimore with Margaret Ratcliffe and Jenny Charles 20-13.
In Club competitions the cream has predictably risen to the top and finalists have now emerged from the pack. Angie Fish and Liz Smerdon will contest the Ladies 2 wood Singles; Jenny Charles and Milly Powell will meet in the Blackmore Cup and finally Liz Smerdon and Jan Roberts will go head to head in in the 3 wood Singles.
Jacky Howle breezed through to the quarter finals of the County Over-55 Singles with an inspired performance against club-mate Jan Roberts to win the Section final. She will now meet winners of the other Sections in a shoot-out on August 21. Good luck, Jacky, we will all be cheering you on.
Finally the eagerly awaited Nora Goldsmith club competition for married couples was played on Saturday. It was all sweetness and light as twenty-six couples played four sets of matches without a cross word uttered (yes really!).
This year’s winners were men’s captain Dave Macaulay and wife Christine with an outstanding score of plus 35.
In second place was the ladies’ captain, Brenda Marks and husband Mike with a plus 18 score.
The day was a huge success with great weather and a good turnout, the contest ably organised by Sandy Cox and smoothly catered by Jenny Smith and her crew.
A recipe for harmony on and off the green which rendered the lurking marriage counsellors and divorce lawyers completely redundant.