County & National Competition Updates

Norman & Laurence beat a Staines’ pair during the week in the National Senior Pairs and now play Roger L & partner from Sunbury on 12th at home.  They also have to play them in Middlesex Men’s Pairs – watch this space for dates

Norman, Laurence, Joan O’N & Dawn took on but lost Paul Cater & his West Ealing team in the National Mixed Fours.  They go on to play Steve G, Tricia, Mike & Tina C in the next round.

Ange, Nadine, Ann & Jean had a convincing win in the Middlesex Senior Fours and now play in the Middlesex Final on 20th July against Kay Stockley & team.  The winners go off to Leamington to the Nationals in the first week of August.  Good luck girls!

Cathy, Ann, Jean & Nadine and Sarah, Sheila, Ange & Dawn faced each other in the quarter finals of the Middlesex Fours at Ashford on Saturday 8th.  Despite a slow start, Dawn’s fours crept back up and, at one point were 14-12 up!  At 14 ends, it was 14-14 then the more experienced team crept away for a 24-17 win.  It was dropping the 6 that did it – drat!  Good game though.  Ann and team went on to beat the Ladygate team skipped by Mandy S and won that comfortably.  So, another Middlesex Final for the Fours.

After a good entry in the Middlesex Ladies 2 Bowls Singles, Joan & Lucy lost their first rounds, Nadine & Audrey lost in the second round and Ange lost in the 3rd round whilst Dawn and Ann H secured their places in the last 16 after 3 matches.

Ann beat Jan P from Bishop Duppas then had a close match v Pam W from Winchmore Hill.  At 13-13 going into the 21st end, Pam was holding shot and Ann was a tad shorter.  Pam’s second wood clipped Ann’s bowl in for shot.  Match over.  It can be such a cruel game.  Dawn had a good win against Tina C from Bishop Duppas, then went on to play Anne P from Cockfosters and after a middle-game wobbly, Dawn won, earning a place in the semi-final against Ann H.  CP are destined to play each other in these comps!  With another change of rink, it took a while to try and get to grips with it but, although Ann played a brilliant draw final bowl on the 21st end, it did not take the jack to her second bowl, so Dawn won by 1 shot!  In the Final on 20th July, Dawn now plays Dawn R from Rosedale Park who beat Hannah H from Holtwhites.  Both Dawns have earned a place representing Middlesex in the National Championships.

In the Middlesex Pairs on Monday 10th, Audrey & Ange play Isobel & Pauline H at Bishop Duppas; Ann & Cathy are away to Liz & Sally at Fordbridge Park; Nadine & Jean are away to Eileen L & partner at Sunbury and Sarah & Dawn are also away – playing Marion B & Carole D at Ashford.  Waterproofs and galoshers at the ready.

Laurence is away to Kevin K at Hampton in the national Senior Singles on Tuesday 11th June.

Ann, Jean & Nadine and Sarah, Ange & Dawn are both through to the quarter finals of the Middlesex Triples to be held at Holtwhites BC on 16th June.

Ange & Dawn managed to beat Ann & Jean in the National Senior Pairs and are playing Kay S from Hurlingham Park at CP at 10.00 am on Saturday 15th.  Laurence & Dawn then go off to play Kevin K & partner in the Middlesex Mixed Pairs in the afternoon.

The Tony Allcock Over 60s Mixed Double Rink is against Hayes at CP at 6.00 pm on Thursday 20th June.

Ann & Dawn face each other in the National Singles on 24th June.

On 26th June, the Ladies Top Club team are home to Ladygate at 5.30 pm.

Dawn had a win v Marion B in the National Champion of Champions and is awaiting her next opponent.

Laurence has to play Rob H from Ashford in the Middlesex Singles.  Date awaited.

We all seem to be very busy, don’t we?!

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