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TARRING PRIORY Club Finals 2015

Sat 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015

Stuart Shwartz managed to get into no less than 5 finals and dictated the shape of the timetable for the weekend. He appeared in the Championship Pairs on Saturday morning and then played again in the Championship Singles in the afternoon. On the Sunday singles and pairs reversed, and he played in the Handicap Singles in the morning and the Handicap Pairs in the afternoon.  Results and photos of presentations of awards are given below. President Derek Ridley was on hand to present the trophies to the winners and runners up. 



The Gordon Garrett Cup 

Stuart Shwartz


Stuart has been with the club just 2 years, and in that time he has proved himself as one of our top bowlers. 2015 has been a great year for him, winning the SCB Unbadged Singles and establishing himself in the Sussex HCL side. His opponent in the Championship Singles final at Priory was two times Champion John Fairs. The match was close for a long time with the scores level at 13-13 after 18 ends. Stuart got in front with a 3 on the 20th end and the a series of ones got him over the line to win his first major singles title at Priory.


Ashbury Cup & Lepherd Cup

John Schools &

David Fairs


David Fairs was in fine form and outbowled his opposing lead Stuart Shwartz for much of this match. John Schools was also in top form and gave John Hobbs a problem on most ends. The gulf between the two teams was clear and Stuart and John conceded the match at 15 ends with the score at 21-6


Roome Cup

Derek Meechan


Derek Meechan was always in control of this match against John Schools and won with ends to spare 17-9


Eric Charnock Cup

Jon Clear


Jon started poorly and his opponent Ray Lister won the first set 8-1 in just 5 ends The second set was much tighter and Jon took the match to a third set with a 6-4 win. The final set was quite high scoring but an 8-5 lead going into the last end was too much for Ray to overcome.


Hazleden Cup

Keith Brinsmead


Keith breezed through this final, winning 21-8 against Alan Messer. Keith played a long jack game which Alan couldn't match.


Keith was a worthy winner and Alan is the runner up in this competition for the second year in succession. 


Heppinstall Cup

Stuart Shwartz


Stuart started slowly but soon dominated this final. The score at the end of the match was 21-10 and was a fair reflection of the play. Both players at times had exceptional spells but on balance the match belonged to Stuart.


The Knight Cup & Chris Wood Cup

Stuart Shwartz & Jack Mitten


Stuart steered his young partner Jack to a win against Jack's brother Taylor and his more illustrious partner Matthew Smith. The drawing game from Stuart payed off and they won comfortably by 21-10 with 2 ends to spare.


The Brian Ford Cup

Walter Burrows & Mike Meadows


Wally Burrows and Mike Meadows won this final unopposed as their opponents Emilio DiPietro and Ray Roberts were unable to play at the time allotted for the final. Wally and Mike are pictured here with Val Radley who presented the cups for the competition which perpetuates the memory of former Tarring Priory bowler Brian 'Dave' Ford


The J D Smith Cup

Richard Pethick


Richard played his younger brother Lawrence in this handicap competition for players who have never won a singles championship. Lawrence couldn't compete with Richard's long jack strategy and the final score of 21-5 was a reflection of this.


The Harold Webster Trophy

John Fairs, Lawrence Pethick

Stuart Shwartz


The final of this competition was played on the Friday night preceding Finals Weekend.  John Fairs, Lawrence Pethick and Stuart Shwartz got off to a flyer and were 14-2 up in 10 ends. Their opponents Alan Messer, Roy Bland and John Hobbs made a few inroads into this score and in the final 8 ends scored 10 shots to the eventual winners 3. For those who need a few hints with the mathematics this made a final winning score of 17-12.



The Platt Cup

John Hobbs


John was determined to win in his second final of the day, and gave his opponent Ray Elliott little to smile about. John built up a good buffer and carried it through to the end with a 22-12 win.


The Presidents Shield

Mike Meadows, Stuart Logan, Gus Roberts, Dave Levey


Mike, Stuart, Gus and Dave were well worth their win against Alan Messer, Dave Smith, Richard Pethick and Luigi Petretta


The Atkins Cup

Tony Simmonds


Tony played in 18 Spoons games this season and won 10 and drew 1 to amass 21 points and beat the challenge from Les Ives who finished as runner up 2 points behind.


The Dave Evans Cup

Alan Messer, Stan Birch,

Butch Shakespeare, Roy Bland,

Richard Pethick


Alan's team dominated this year's triples league. Pictured opposite are Roy, Richard and Alan, Stan and Butch were not able to appear in the presentation photo, but they both made very significant contributions to winning the trophy.

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