Skegness Indoor Bowls

In the Skegness Indoor Bowls Club, the club competitions continue, with the men’s Singles rounds occupying Friday and Sunday evenings.

A real battle between Colin Scott and Peter Sharp ended in a 21-20 win for Sharp. Brian Kilby breezed into the next round with a big win over Jack Burrell; Alan Irving played well in a 21-11 win over Barry Read.

Quickly back in action, Peter Sharp found Bob Arnold in good form as he lost 10-21. Dave Warren got off to a flying start in his match with Ken Startin leading 10-0 after four ends; eventually winning 21-12. George Curley, a previous title winner, played exceptionally well when beating Gary Morris 21-12.

There was further success for the in-form George Curley when playing with John Mountain and Bryn Fox in the Lincolnshire County Men’s Triples, where they met Gordon Dobson, Ian Walker and Dick Nicholson of Lincoln IBC. A 24-7 win saw the Skegness rink through to the last eight to meet either Boston ‘C’ or Stamford.

Travelling to Louth for the Lincolnshire County Men’s Fours, Gary and Johnny Morris with Brian Hawes and John Mountain played Roger Ellis, Horace Cope, Jonathon Darley and Barry Robinson. With the score at 19-7 after thirteen ends, Louth conceded the tie to allow the Skegness rink through to the last eight.

In a low scoring men’s club pairs tie, Graham L Simpson and David Briggs go to the next round with a 12-9 win against Don Bramley and John Clarke.

Leading after seven ends in the ladies’ pairs, Joan Usher and Val Huggins surrendered to Anne Bramley and Ann Ladums who won the next five ends and despite a revival from Usher and Huggins went on to win 19-14, winning ten of the sixteen ends played was not enough to see Jean Veall, Margaret Nester and Ann Ladums into the next round of the club ladies’ triples. Their opponents, Mandy Brummitt, Brenda Rice and Alice Salmon, won six ends with greater scores for a 19-13 victory.

In the club’s two County Matches, the men’s over 60s were to visit Long Sutton and the visit to Wainfleet of Scunthorpe for a County men’s league game.

Both were to be played at the weekend, but fell victims of the weather and are to be re-arranged.