Hot Shot' helps seal Coronation win

PUBLISHED: 16:05 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010

MADEIRA BOWLS: THE Coronation Cup was a highlight at Budleigh last week. The competition is played in by invited clubs and Feniton, Sidmouth, Exonia, Phear Park, Heavitree, Budleigh Salterton and Madeira were all in action this year.

MADEIRA BOWLS: THE Coronation Cup was a highlight at Budleigh last week. The competition is played in by invited clubs and Feniton, Sidmouth, Exonia, Phear Park, Heavitree, Budleigh Salterton and Madeira were all in action this year.

The format sees the sides all play each other with the winners being the club with the best shots difference which, in this case, was Madeira who had a difference of +24 and in so doing managed a "Hot Shot" (maximum 8 shots) during the day.

The Madeira winning team was Chris Fox, Ron Cook, Keith Ewins and John Onley.

Ferndown brought an eight rink team and managed to win on three rinks. The visitors led by nine shots midway but a superb fight back by the home side over the last six ends saw Madeira claim the win, 174-132 (24+). The highest winning rink for Madeira was Joe Bate, Harry Clark, Barbara Williams and skip Stuart Spencer, who won by 24 shots.

Next up a trip to Belmont and, once again, the Madeira team managed to end on top. At 5 ends the home side was in front by 3 shots and held on to this at both 10 and 15 ends when the difference was 2 shots in favour of the home side. Then Madeira put on the pressure and managed 24 shots over the last 6 ends whilst the home side could only manage 12, so Madeira won by 83-66 (17+).

The best winning rink here was Joe Bate, Monica Smith, Josie Hall and skip Bob Finch. They won by 15 shots.

The game against Wotton under Edge produced the expected highscoring affair in a 12 rink match. The visitors took the lead at 5 ends by 20 shots and never let it go. By 10 the home side had reduced the deficit to just 4 shots but the visitors were not going to let go and by 15 had again take a good lead of 18 shots and they held on to this to the end finishing up by winning by 237-207 (30+)

The best Madeira rink was Tony Howie, Margaret Mahon, Keith Weeks and skip Annette Flockhart, who won by 17 shots.

Devon Masonic brought a 4 rink team and found the Madeira side just a little bit too much to handle. An 18 shot halfway lead ended up with the hosts victorious, 84-49. The best Madeira rink was Zena Stewart, Bill Rainton, Jean Rainton and skip Colin Heal who won their game by 24 shots.

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