Good Evans, David lifts the trophy.

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:40 10 June 2010

LAST weekend, members competed for the John Tucker trophy, writes Lawrie Harries

LAST weekend, members competed for the John Tucker trophy, writes Lawrie Harries.

Open to all members, this is a singles, knock-out competition played over ten ends.

The semi-finals saw David Evans beat Gillian Harding and Glenda Pope defeat Bob Smith.

The final was a tight affair, but Evans took two shots on each of the last two ends to capture the trophy by 11 shots to 7.

Phear Park A entertained Heavitree in the over-60s league, but went down by 33 shots to 23. The hosts did claim two points through Richard Cooper, Bob Smith and skip Evans who won by 11 shots to 10.

Phear Park B played host to neighbours Budleigh and ran out winners by 41 shots to 28.

Roy Bateman, Brian Green and Dave Martin (skip) were made to work very hard by the Budleigh trio of Paul Griffin, Bernard Brace and Sam Higgins (skip). Phear Park scored five shots over the last three ends to win 19-13.

On the second rink, Gerry Sharland skipped Lawrie Harries and Peter Burch to a 22-15 win over the visiting triple of Trevor Smith, Stuart Butler and skip Brian Evans.

Phear Park B went down to a disappointing defeat at Pinces Gardens losing by 29 shots to 27. Sharland (skip), Harries and Burch won by 21 shots to 7 to give Phear Park two points.

Fine bowling by Joan Evans, Tom Russell and David Evans (skip) saw them through to the section final of the mixed triples county competition where they were beaten by Madeira's Bob Burch (skip) and Jan and Ken Roberts.

Phear Park's triple of Hilary Higgins, Joan Evans and Sarah Westacott (skip) progressed to the fourth round of the ladies county benevolent competition, but their good run was brought to an end by an Exonia triple.

A win for Phear Park in a friendly against Dawlish by 86 shots to 71.

Pride of place went to Bob Smith's rink of Liz Robins, Avis Bartlett and Richard Cooper who were winners by 28 shots to 11.

The other winning rink was Jenny Derbyshire, Peter Higgins, Roy Bateman and John Robins (skip) who won their encounter 27-13.

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