TARRING PRIORY Club Finals 2019
Sat 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019
The weather although a little chilly to start with, was dry and not too windy making for some good bowling conditions.
The Green although improved on last year, still presented the bowlers with
some interesting challenges
Club President Derek Ridley along with Competition Secretary Stuart Logan were on hand all weekend to make sure fair play and club style won the day. Umpires Wally Burrows and Ted Hood took care of the technical bits for us on a very well run and successful weekend.
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES -
The Gordon Garrett Cup
The Championship singles was played on Rink 1 of Church House Green. Keith Brinsmead managed to dominate the straighter hand and allowed Derek Meechan few openings on the more difficult drawing hand. Keith's domination allowed him to win his second Tarring Priory Singles Championship, with a 21 - 6 shots margin.
Ashbury Cup & Lepherd Cup
Derek Meechan & Alan Messer
Both teams had won the Pairs Championship previously, but this particular year one team totally dominated the final
The match lasted just 12 ends and John Fairs and Dave Levey had won just 2 of them before conceding to Derek and Alan with the score at 23-6
TWO WOOD SINGLES
Keith Brinsmead playing in the first of his 4 singles finals of the weekend came second to John Schools.
John raced into a 13-6 lead, but Keith kept pegging away and at the end of the prescribed 21 ends the score was 13-12. An excellent final between 2 very good players!
2 SETS SINGLES
Eric Charnock Cup
Derek put behind him the disappointment of losing in the Championship Singles the day before. He did however take his time to assert himself against the man he played in that match, Keith Brinsmead. Keith took the first set easily. In the second set Derek came back at the death to rescue the match. He then went from strength to strength to win the decisive third set.
Keith won a very competitive match against Nick Eager. The match was finely poised at 16-16 but Keith broke away to win the title
The match was well balanced in the early stages after 10 ends Mal Spier was marginally ahead at 11-10. Emilio though had greater desire and won the next 5 ends to finish the Handicap singles Champion for 2019 with a 21-11 final score.
The Knight Cup & Chris Wood Cup
Peter Otto & Stuart Logan
Peter and Stuart built an impressive lead to win 33-11 against the winner of this trophy for the past two years Alan Messer and partner Roy Bland.
Without doubt Peter is destined for good things at Tarring Priory as is Competition Secretary Stuart
TWO WOOD DRAWN PAIRS
The Brian Ford Cup
Mike Meadows & Emilio DiPietro
Mike and Emilio were always in control of the match and steadily built up an an unassailable lead against the challenge of Ted Hood and Competition Secretary Stuart Logan.
The match achieved 17 of the allotted 21 ends before a halt was called at 25-10
NEVER WON HC SINGLES
The J D Smith Cup
Peter Otto used the straighter hand to good effect to register his first ever bowls Singles Title. Opponent Butch Shakespeare made a good fist of it but Peter was the winner by 21-15
TWO WOOD KO TRIPLES
The Harold Webster Trophy
Stuart Shwartz, Tony Webb and Staurt Logan
The final was played between 2 closely matched sides. The eventual winners managed to hold on to their handicap advantage and went into an early 10-3 lead. John Fairs, Chris Ide and Dave Levey came back strongly and at 14 ends the score was 15-14 in favour of Tony and the 2 Stuarts. The ends were very close towards the end of the game and the winning margin stayed at just one shot 17-16.
VETERANS HC SINGLES
The Platt Cup
David Fairs retained the title he first won in 2018. Roy Bland played his part in a competitive final. David managed to trail the jack with the scores at 18-18. This advantage was enough to spur him onto to get the 21 shots necessary to win. Final score 21-18
DRAWN FOURS KO
The Presidents Shield
Ray Baker, Nick Eager,
Roy Bland, John Schools
John Schools skilfully guided his 4 to victory in this ever popular competition
The Atkins Cup
Not Played in 2019
MONDAY NIGHT TRIPLES LEAGUE
The Dave Evans Cup
Nick Eager,John Fairs,
Roy Barclay, Tony Webb
The league was played over 10 consecutive Monday evenings. Nick Eager again guided a team to victory, this time on shot difference
THE AGGREGATE LEAGUE
The Aggregate League was a new competition introduced in 2016 to allow more flexibility in the SCB competition rounds during the early part of the season. Mike Meadows won a prize of over £50 for his efforts