Cureton lands Blackmore Cup win at Madeira

PUBLISHED: 14:49 30 August 2011

Madeira Bowls - Captain's Day competition winners Jenny Smith, Jan Roberts, Pat Daly and Margaret Mahon.

Madeira Bowls - Captain's Day competition winners Jenny Smith, Jan Roberts, Pat Daly and Margaret Mahon.


The Madeira finals weekend dried out long enough to allow bowlers to play their finest games, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Congratulations to Pat Harris who won the Ladies 2-wood game against Jill Perrin by three shots (15-12).

In the Blackmore Cup, Norma Cureton won her game against Betty Roberts (21-16).

Liz Smerdon, who played Annette Flockhart in the Championship, won 21- 6. Liz then won again against Jenny Smith (92-62) in the 3-wood singles.

Shona Forrester won her game against Norma Cureton (21-16) in the Madeira Cup and, finally, Jenny Smith won 21-9 against Jill Perrin in the Ladies Handicap.

After a long season and many games to reach the finals, all of these ladies deserve a big round of applause for their accomplishments.

Captain Jean Rainton hosted an enjoyable and light hearted Captain’s Day which saw six rinks of Madeira ladies bowling for a top prize. The winning rink was skipped by Jenny Smith with Pat Daly, Jan Roberts and Margaret Mahon.

A special mention goes to Skip Carol Worth with May Dyson, Ann Doidge and Jill Honnor who managed a hotshot on the day.

Madeira celebrated success in the last two Exeter District League games. In the first match, played against Topsham, Madeira won on both rinks.

In the second match against St. Thomas, Madeira repeated the win on both rinks ensuring that Madeira will finish at the top of this league for 2011.

Finally, on another positive note, Catherine King with Janine Orchard and Mary Ann Dowrick won the section final of the 2 wood triples against a strong trio from Honiton. The Madeira players now travel to Babbacombe on September 2nd, to play in the Devon quarter and semi finals.

On September 10, from 10am to 3pm, Madeira will host an Open Day for new bowlers. This is an excellent opportunity to try out the sport. Our coaching team will be on hand to initiate new bowlers. Come along, bring a friend and have some fun.

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