Perrott and Harriott crowned 2018 Madeira indoor champions
PUBLISHED: 11:45 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:47 17 April 2018
With the indoor bowls season coming to an end for this year, we were treated to a wonderful weekend of superb club finals, writes Jenny Smith.
The event took place over three days, starting on Friday at 10am with the staging of the Keith Ewins triples.
Terry Reardon, Cliff Skinner and Mike Gorman played a superb team game to win against Dave Mansell, Joan Mansell and Keith Prew.
A tasty lunch was then served to standing room only spectators and players. The afternoon matches started with the Dora Wilson two-wood triples.
The winning team of Jean Rainton, Lin Halpin and Lin Hambly played Sandie Cox, Fay Hughes and Pat Harris. This proved to be a very close match and was played with much enjoyment.
On the next rink in the Gooding three-wood pairs, Gloria Taylor and Jan Roberts lost to Glynis Byrn and Janine Orchard. Glynis was playing in her first competition and had a super game, well done!
After tea – yes, this was a gourmet day! – Andy Lock played Mike Marks in the Francis Newton open handicap singles. Again we saw superb bowls by both men with Mike reaching his target of 23 shots first.
Saturday saw two very competitive games, in the ladies’ self-select triples. Dee Williams, Lin Halpin and Jenny Smith won over Jill Perrin, Deirdre Norman and Joy Penberthy.
In the men’s self-select triples, Richard Taylor’s Hustlers against Terry Reardon’s Allsorts was a very close game with the Allsorts winning on the very last end.
The ladies’ singles champion this year was Sue Harriott. She played a stunning game against a worthy Catherine King who was runner-up!
The Bob Burch open singles saw some amazing play with Jan Roberts losing to Mark Perrott 21 –17.
The men’s pairs of Graham Clarkson and Mark Perrott against Andy Lock and Chris Price went on well into the evening.
It was so close an extra end had to be played, with Chris and Andy taking the honours by just a single shot.
Sunday saw more very close games as befitting a final. Jan Roberts and Jill Perrin played for the two-wood singles trophy. It was anyone’s game on the last end with Jan winning by just the one shot.
The Bob Caddy two-wood singles was won by Sue Harriott. Bob Walker had led all through the game only to lose by a measure on the last end. A great game by both players and this was a real thriller to watch!
On the last day, the men’s singles championship went to Mark Perrott against Cliff Skinner.
Mark, with his partner Catherine King, then won the Frank Deves mixed pairs against Norma Cureton and Nick Cole.
The competitions were organized and run by Deirdre Norman and Richard Prince – a huge thank you to them both for a very fitting end to a great indoor season.
Fingers crossed for some sunshine as, on April 23, the greens will be open for the start of the outdoor bowling.