Scoring seven shots on the first end of the match, Skegness IBC’s Johnny Morris, Ken Startin, John Thorold and George Curley put Doncaster IBC under pressure in the first round of the national Denny Plate.
Playing at home, this rink kept up the scoring finishing as 29-15 winners. Doncaster played well to win the other rink 21-18 at Skegness.
Away at Doncaster, the Skegness rinks trailed until the last three ends when Brian Hawes led Mac Holland, with Mick and Carl York notching a vital 19-17 win for Skegness as the other rink finished further in arrears 13-24. The final result was Skegness 79 shots, Doncaster 77 shots, a repeat win of last year.
Former national over 60s Men’s Singles Champion Phil Parker of Scunthorpe visited Skegness to play John Mountain in the second area round of this year’s trophy. Having met Mountain on three previous occasions, Parker won those games, but a determined Mountain set the pace in this match, but allowed Parker to take the lead with the score at 14-13.
But not to be outdone, Mountain won five of the last six ends played to take the tie 21-15.
Playing with Brian Hawes in the first round of the national men’s pairs, John Mountain was again on the winning side against club mates Gary and Johnny Morris with a 23-11 winning score to earn a tie against internationals Billy Jackson and Danny Brown of Lincoln IBC which will be played at Wainfleet Road.
Brian Hawes teamed up with George Curley in the Men’s Over 60s Pairs at Skegness for a tie with Geoff Plaskitt and Brian Jackman of Lincoln LBC when the Skegness pair sailed through into the next round with a 19-6 scorecard.
Looking to progress their hopes of a return to the First Division of the Lincolnshire Mixed League, Skegness entertained Louth ‘A’ on Sunday.
With wins on four of the five rinks played, Skegness gained 16 points to Louth’s two, With rink scores of 30-9, 25-16, 21-12, 21-18 and 13-24.
The total shots scored were Skegness 110 Louth A 79.
Top scorers for Skegness were Ken Startin, Dave Warren, Brenda Rice and Mary Banks.
In the Lincolnshire Men’s Over 60s League Division Two, Skegness A played Skegness B,
A positive start by the B team saw them leading on four of the five rinks after six ends.
An upset seemed likely but recovering well, the A squad came storming back into the game with each of their rinks scoring over 20 shots in the 122 shots to 74 win for a full house 18 points.