December 13 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The five rink friendly with bowlers from the Sunningdale district was a very close affair.
After ten ends the visitors were trailing by fifteen shots but, when play resumed after a splendid cream tea, the deficit was quickly reduced and the match ended with the score favouring the home side by just two shots at 90-88.
Budleigh’s best rink was skipped by Tony Dealler who guided Ann Vincent, Bernard Brace and George Woolacott to a fine 29 - 10 victory. Stuart Butler’s rink won by five shots and Tony Stone’s by three.
The Port of Bristol Tourists brought nine rinks for a mixed friendly and won on five of those and by 178 shots to 159.
The undoubted highlight of the day for Budleigh was the result from the rink of club president, Ron Tyler, who, ably supported by Lorna Autton, Gordon Smith and Tim Holding recorded a 25 shot win.
Rod Davidson’s rink also excelled, winning by ten shots and Burges Stace drew 17-all .
On a dull and rather grey day, the prowess of the Surbiton Touring side shone brightly and they were rewarded with a 106-95 victory. The hosts won on two of the six rinks. Gordon Smith was the lone male with Ann Vincent, Bobbie Vanstone and Joan Shaw who were always in command and scored 31 shots to their opponents’ 15. After a slow start, Burges Stace skipped his triple to a nine shot win, aided in no small measure by another fine display from his lead, Chris Loman.
The Barnwood Bowls Club brought ten rinks and despite winning on only three (by 46 shots!) emerged victorious by 196 to 185. Best of the Budleigh sides were Lorna Autton, Jascqui Bishop, Jeff Rigg and Arthur Morgan who won by nine shots. Also worthy of mention was the result achieved by Archie Autton’s rink of Bobbie Vanstone, Alan Purdham and Mo Bond. Trailing by 11 shots to 20 after twelve ends, they confined their opponents to just a single shot during the rest of the match, romping home by 27 to 21.
Long Ashton’s eight rink friendly was cut short by heavy rain after just eight ends, with the scores showing the visitors were twelve shots ahead. An impromptu quiz was staged and was widely appreciated. The club is indebted to quizmaster Bernard Brace for saving the day.
It is now known the finalists in the club’s two-wood singles championship will be Tony Lim and Archie Autton and the finals will be held over two days, September 15 and 15.
Members are urged to come along and support their club-mates.