Taunton Deane Bowling Club held its outdoor and indoor competitions finals on Saturday 9th September. Fortunately heavy showers before both the morning and afternoon sessions cleared to allow uninterrupted play in all of the outdoor finals.
Two players Andy Williams and William Hooper made their first appearance in the prestigious final of the Men’s Champion of Champions. After 10 ends there was only one shot in it but by the 19th end Williams had triumphed by 10 shots. In the corresponding Ladies Champion of Champions between Joan Jenkins and Chenda Harris it was all square after 12 ends but Harris then pulled away to win the title by 11 shots.
The Clyno is a competition in which players receive three points for shot wood, two points for second wood and one for the third. The first player to reach 55pts is the winner. In the Men’s Clyno Mark Reeve had a narrow victory over Charlie Takle winning by 56pts to 52pts. In the Ladies Clyno the Ladies Outdoor captain Sandy Kennedy had a close game throughout with Chris Denner until Denner picked up two maximums on the last two ends to win by 55pts to 41pts.
In the Mixed Pairs final Ann Beale and Brian Hawkins will rue the fact that they were 10 shots to nil down against Ruth Jones and Jock Frost. That margin between the two teams was maintained throughout the game as Jones and Frost won by 24 shots to 14.
Sandy Kennedy and Ruth Jones were also in action again in the afternoon playing each other in the Ladies Non-winners final. After 21 ends it was 17 shots each but Jones then won the next three ends to take the title by four shots. The Men’s Non-winners final was between the experienced pair of Neil Nation and Keith Denner. After 11 ends there was only two shots separating them but Nation then pulled away to win by nine shots.
After his defeat in the morning Charlie Takle was the winner of the Two Wood singles final against Trevor Keates. Even then it was not plain sailing for Takle as he was never in the lead until the 13th end. However Takle produced a storming finish to win by 22 shots to 8 after 22 ends.
Without doubt the Men’s Pairs final was the most entertaining match of the day. Adrian Davis and William Hooper looked to be in real trouble when after five ends when they were 11 shots to nil down to Jock Frost and Mark Reeve. However, with much excitement and spectator participation Davis and Hooper turned the game around to take the lead after only another three ends. This lead was maintained until Frost and Reeve drew level with 21 shots each on the penultimate end. With all to play for in a charged atmosphere the final end was won by Frost and Reeve as they picked up two shots to win the title.
The Generation Pairs final was played earlier in the week when Derek Hagger and Katie Wood took on Keith Denner and Bailey Yard. This is a game were a member of the club’s junior section is drawn with a senior player. The junior player has the responsibility of being the skip while the senior player leads. Although Hagger and Wood took an early advantage Denner and Yard went on to win by 16 shots to 8
The Men’s Club Singles between Roger Brown and Hugh Rodger was a tight match right up to the 15th end when the score level at 14 all. Brown, however, then took total control of the game to win the title by 21 shots to 14.
The Open Non-winners between Peter Goodland and Alan Stone was one of changing fortunes throughout the game. Goodland initially taking the lead at 7 shots to 2 but Stone began a fight back. Keeping Goodland on 7 for the next six ends Stone built up a lead and was ultimately able to win by 21 shots to 12.
The Ladies Club Singles between Claire Trask and Lynn Williams was the hardest fought indoor match of the day. Trask played some spectacular drawing shots to gain a 16-9 lead after 15 ends. Williams then pulled back to an equal footing with 19 shots each after 21 ends. With the scores still level at 20 all going into the last end Trask was holding 3 shots until Williams played her last wood to take shot and to claim the closest of victories.
After the disappointment of losing so narrowly in the morning session Claire Trask gathered herself together to take on Pete Corcoran in the Open Clyno. There was nothing between them in the first five ends but Trask took a decisive 30-18 lead by the eighth end and she went on to win by 55pts to 35pts.
Roger Brown who had won his singles in the morning was joined by Meryl Cridland to take on Terry Collins and Richard Edwards in The Open Drawn Pairs. Collins and Edwards built up a steady lead to lead 19-4 after 13 ends. Cridland and Brown then put in a spirited comeback but could not prevent Collins and Edwards claiming victory by 24 shots to 18.
Full List of Results
Men’s C of C Andy Williams beat William Hooper 21-11
Ladies C of C Chenda Harris beat Joan Jenkins 21-10
Men’s Non-winners Neil Nation beat Keith Denner 21-12
Ladies Non-winners Ruth Jones beat Sandy Kennedy 21-17
Men’s Clyno Mark Reeve beat Charlie Takle 56-52
Ladies Clyno Chris Denner beat Sandy Kennedy 55-41
Open Two Wood Charlie Takle beat Trevor Keates 22-8
Men’s Drawn Pairs Jock Frost/Mark Reeve beat Adrian Davis/William Hooper 23-21
Mixed Drawn Pairs Ruth Jones/Jock Frost beat Ann Beale/Brian Hawkins 24-14
Generation Pairs Keith Denner/Bailey Yard beat Derek Hagger/Katie Wood 16-8
Men’s Singles Roger Brown beat Hugh Rodger 24-14
Ladies Singles Lynn Williams beat Claire Trask 21-20
Open Clyno Claire Trask beat Pete Corcoran 55-35
Open Non-winners Alan Stone beat Peter Goodland 21-12
Drawn Open Pairs Terry Collins/Richard Edwards beat Meryl Cridland/Roger Brown 24-18