Roberts crowned Budleigh Singles Champion.

PUBLISHED: 17:14 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:14 21 September 2011

Gerry Roberts, winner of the 2011 Budleigh Singles title

Gerry Roberts, winner of the 2011 Budleigh Singles title

The weather on finals day proved to be kind to the bowlers with all the major finals completed without any interruptions, writes Paul Griffin.

The Men’s Singles final was a closely fought affair with Gerry Roberts beating Rod Davidson 21-17 to become Men’s Outdoor Champion for the first time.

There was consolation for Rod in the Open Singles competition where in another close encounter he beat Angie Fish 21-19.

There was further success for Rod Davidson in the Men’s Handicap with a 21-18 victory over John Dance.

All the finals were competitively fought and the Men’s Two Wood final was no exception with Tony Lim defeating Paul Griffin 21-18.

This theme continued with Burges Stace claiming the Men’s Novice title with a 21-17 victory over Tony Stone.

The Men’s competitions were rounded off with a terrific contest for the Men’s Pairs title where Keith Edwards and Mike Reader beat Greg Fish and Rod Davidson 22-20.

Following Finals day Budleigh entertained Ruddington Tourists to a Six Rink Mixed Friendly and beat them 131-89 winning on five of the rinks in the process.

Budleigh’s top rink with a 29-13 victory was skipped by Maggie Dance with Margaret Ratcliffe, David Blackwell and Burges Stace.

The week was rounded off with “Captains Day” where over fifty bowlers took part in a Mixed Rinks Competition which was won by Wally Nickels, Sid Cole, Alan Purdham and skip Angie Fish with a score of pus 14.

All the bowlers and guests were then treated to supper provided by the Men’s and Ladies Captains following which the presentation of Trophies took place.

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