Bowlers get through to cup finals


Skegness Bowls Club report

Skegness Indoor Bowls Club has started the new year in style in national and county competitions.

Achieving success in the Over 60s National Men’s Singles Championship with a 21 shots to 9 win over Horace Cope of Louth IBC, John Mountain earned a place in the area final to play Mick Tomlin of Boston IBC - the match to be played on a neutral green before Sunday, February 8.

Skegness Ladies were represented in both the Lincolnshire County Ladies Doubles and Triples competitions which were played at Boston Indoor Bowls Club.

Alice Salmon and Mandy Forty met Caroline Davis and Carol Gent of Grantham IBC and progressed to the final stage of the competition at Lincoln IBC with a 19 shots to 10 win.

Joining Alice and Mandy at Lincoln will be Anne Bramley, Val Huggins and Lynne Rigby, the Skegness Ladies Triples representatives who met the Grantham IBC ladies team of Pat Thompson, Mary Edwards and Jill Logsdon winning a very competitive match by 16 shots to 13.

At club level, Peter Rusher and Kevin Law played very well in a Conroy Cup match with sponsor Dave Conroy and Brian Hawes losing by just two shots 17-19. Winning by the same 19-17 margin George Curley and Gary Morris beat Johnny Morris and John Mountain. Alice Salmon and Neil Roby finished with a 18-14 win against Alan Brooks and Vic Wool.

Brothers Gary and Johnny Morris played father and son Mick and Carl York in the Club men’s pairs winning 20 shots to 13.

Through to the Club Ladies Rinks Final are Alice Salmon, Jean Veall, Mandy Brummitt and Jackie McAlindon with a 23-15 win against Joan Usher, Val Huggins, Lynne Rigby and Sue Walker. The other finalists are Muriel Coulson, Mandy Forty, Ann Ward and Gill Newman after a 23-8 victory against Anne Bramley, Brenda Manning, Mary Banks and Linda Peck.