After the whirlwind rounds in the Club Competitions this season, the finals day ended up being a good success. With what looked like a likely rainy day, the clouds stayed good and we got through the day staying dry!
The competitions themselves were all very well fought and close matches were seen across all the finals. Some coming down to the last bowls of the match.
Winners on the day
June O'Neill - Ladies Singles
Stuart Muir - Mens Singles
Paul Wingham - Handicap Singles
Dave Fryer & Mick Maxwell - Mens Pairs
June O'Neill & Stacey Fryer - Ladies Pairs
Michelle Squires & Mick Maxwell - Mixed Pairs
Well done to Michelle Squires and Mitchell Young (Springhouse Bowls Club) on winning the Fred Bromley trophy for a second time in three seasons last night at Orsett Bowls Club. After a tense game against Angie Ings and Dave Comerford, seeing the scores tied at 13-13 going in to the last end in less than favorable light conditions Mitchell managed to play a running bowl to take the jack to the ditch to win the game 14-13. Let's see if we can keep the trophy at Drums for another year again next season.
Well done today to Michelle Squires on winning the TALBA 2 Wood Singles final 19-5 at United Services against Margaret Eales from Chadwell St Mary Bowls Club, this keeps the trophy at Drums for another year! Hopefully she can follow it up with another win in the triples tomorrow against Corringham when she is joined by June O'Neill and Mae Robinson. Then the Fred Bromley final at Orsett on Wednesday the 7th at 5.30pm
COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS 2017
Due to formatting changes required to incorporate two new championships (Under 25 Men's Pairs and Over 55 Men's Fours) the distribution of competition entry forms will commence later than usual; (this week). By email where we have the addresses of club secretaries and otherwise by post. The closing date for entries remains the same - 31 October. Please note late entries will not be accepted. Will secretaries please take special care to complete the necessary forms correctly, incorrectly completed forms will be rejected and may cause entries to be forfeited.
John Tully - Competition Secretary
Competition Secretary and news reporter.