Madeira ladies enjoy winning run

PUBLISHED: 18:43 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:43 14 October 2015

The Madeira champions Liz Smeardon and Ian Goff

The Madeira champions Liz Smeardon and Ian Goff

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Madeira bowlers enjoyed their 2015 outdoor season Awards Dinner.

The club was full to bursting with over 100 members in attendance, one of the best attended prize giving events in quite some time!

There are far too many winners to list here, but special mention must be made to Liz Smeardon and Ian Goff, worthy singles’ championship winners and also to Angie Fish who won the evening’s informal competition of winning the most trophies. Everyone had a great time.

And perhaps having such a good time on Saturday evening, was a factor in the mixed team losing at Torbay the following day!

Madeira lost all four rinks on their way to a 77-53 defeat. However, the Madeira men did very well in the DCIBA Vice Presidents’ match, winning all three rinks and ending with a score of 67-49.

Both the ladies’ and men’s team played friendlies against Sidmouth. The men lost 60-43, but the ladies’ match was much closer with Madeira finally winning by just three shots for a final score of 61-58.

The ladies were also successful in their away match at Budleigh Salterton, winning 35-26.

The ladies were riding high, but alas their good run was not to continue! The men’s captain versus the ladies’ captain proved to be a very close contest, one eventually won by the men thanks to a 59-54 score line.

In national competitions the Madeira ladies’ B team lost 44-34 in their Mason’s Trophy meeting with Isca B. All eyes are now on the Madeira ladies A team who are set to play Mid Devon B in the same competition.

The final action of the week was a Madeira friendly against Exonia.

With one end to go Madeira were winning on all three rinks, but very good play by Exonia saw them winning one rink by three shots. Madeira comfortably won the other two rinks. Skip Bob Finch, together with Deidre Norman, Ian Sowden and May Dyson won their rink by 19 shots making a satisfying final score of 77-74.

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