Skegness Indoor Bowls Club

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The regular leagues at the Skegness Indoor Bowls Club are in full swing, with several teams making an impression.

In the recently-introduced Intermediate League, top team Rough Diamonds are 10 points clear of Bolderdash and Fusion. Dark Horses have a 10 point lead in the Afternoon Triples League Second Division over Torr Boyes.

In an effort to make the club Frank Woods Evening Triples League more competitive, it is proposed to introduce a Handicap System from January 13.

Teams will be handicapped by the number of players included in their squad who have represented the Skegness Men’s County League team, awarding two shots to the opposition for each.

The current leaders, Plebs, will lose eight shots each match, as will second-placed Challengers. This amendment will be run on a trial basis before being formally adopted.

With Skegness among County Ladies Clubs struggling to fulfil fixtures, Skegness Ladies’ Captain Alice Salmon brought several new bowlers into the team for the away match against Boston IBC last Thursday.

The match ended with a convincing win for Boston 138 shots to Skegness 71. The only Skegness winning rink was that of Joan Usher, Mary Banks, Janet Booley and Dot Small with 26-17.

Gary and Johnny Morris with Brian Hawes are through to the next round of the English Indoor Bowls Association Men’s Triples Competition. Winning by just one shot scored on the last end, 17 shots to 16, it was a very close match against Richard and Sam Ashton with Don Skayman of Lincoln, who had the advantage of playing at home.

Dave Warren had county and club competition success at the weekend, winning his County Men’s Singles heat with Mick York, 21-11, and combining with Brenda Rice in the mixed pairs club Tuplin Trophy to defeat Sue and Peter Sharp, 17 shots to 7.

In the other Men’s County Singles match, the on-form Brian Kilby beat Alan Irving, 21-5.