The Club was really busy with all rinks on the go this morning with two club semi-finals seeing Peter & Audrey come through against Kevin K & Sheila C in the Mixed Pairs and Mike C & Brian N getting a victory over Ann B & Bernard W in the Open Pairs.
On rink 3, Steve G, Norman & Ian D were neck-and-neck with the Egham team of John Carey, Ian Jenkins & Jay Head up to 8 ends. The heads were pretty incredible. After that the Egham boys moved into 4th gear with a few ends of high scores and, alas, our chaps couldn’t quite catch up. Great effort though.
On our lovely rink 2, Tina took on former international Doreen Hankin in the first round of the National Singles with it getting really tense as both girls took turns in winning the ends by 1 or 2 shots. Tina pulled away to lead 20-12 but Doreen wasn’t going to go down without a fight and crept up over the next few ends to reach 17-20. In the next end, Doreen put 3 bowls jack high and Tina had 2 slight shorter and wide. Her third bowl slipped between Doreen’s to land about a foot behind the jack. Doreen came up to assess the situation. Hmm. Her 4th bowl didn’t change the head. Tina picked up her bowl, then put it down again and came up to the head. She (sensibly as it happened) decided to risk a measure rather than bowl. After a measure, Tina’s bowl held the shot and thereby the match! It was the first time she’d beaten Doreen in many years of trying. Well done, that girl!
Tina, Tricia, Lucy & Teresa lost their Fours last night to Sarah, Ange, Ann H & Dawn and the three T’s are back on the green tomorrow morning at 10.00 am against Egham in the second round of the National Triples. Good luck girls. You can do it! Supporters welcome!
In the afternoon, the Club has a mixed friendly v Staines. Good luck to everyone playing in that too.
Thanks to Jane for looking after us behind the bar at lunchtime today and in anticipation of the same tomorrow!
PS Don’t forget just one more week to the Christmas Lunch. If you haven’t paid for your ticket yet, please pass the money in an envelope marked to Ange asap