Double success for Clevedon bowlers

PUBLISHED: 14:36 27 September 2017

Dave Watts and Richard Withers.

Dave Watts and Richard Withers.


Clevedon Bowls Club players picked up two trophies at the Clevedon & District Champion of Champions event.

Clevedon Bowls Club achieved a double success at the Clevedon & District Champion of Champions event.

The singles was won for the fourth time by Nick Pearce, who beat John Couch by 21 shots to 16. The pairs was won by Dave Watts & Richard Withers 19-10 against S Wilkinson and R Barron.

Finals weekend results - John Momber open singles: Stef Branfield 21, Dave Brightman 14. Men’s championship: Dave Brightman 21, Nick Pearce 15; ladies: Lyn Palmer 21, Marlene Foster 18.

Men’s pairs: Graham Tripp & Dave Brightman 26, David Iles & Mike Langley 22; ladies: Lyn Palmer & Jenny Henderson 20, Gill Townsend & Jacqui Branfield 13.

Ladies’ handicap: Jacqui Branfield 22, Lynn Cox 15. Mixed pairs: Colin Jarrett & Lyn Palmer 28, Gary Jay & Janet Drewitt 19.

Men’s David Bryant Trophy: Peter Battram 21, Richard Lord 19; ladies: Deb Brown 21, Gill Townsend 19. Men’s two-wood: Stuart Meyrick 13, Warren Smith 12; ladies: Sheila Short 15, Stef Branfield 12.

Ladies veterans: Pauline Hussey 21, Lynn Cox 9. Ted Lancaster Trophy: Ann Ford & Warren Smith 19, Janet Drewitt & Peter Battram 13.

Singles League: Russ Conybeare 21, Richard Lord 16.

Clevedon 97, Abertillery 121 (mixed friendly): K Brown, G Townsend, T Cuff, G Woods 21-15; P Cornish, R Conybeare, J Branfield, C Seward 15-29; K Bristow, A Chambers, D Priddle, D Brightman 17-20; J Hill, P Battram, M Kew, C Jarrett 14-18; C T Hill, T Townsend, D Brown, P Stevens 11-21; J Henderson, C Folland, A Ford, M Payne 19-18.

The final of the Clevedon & District Over-60s Cup for men was held at Portishead Bowls Club. The finalists were Portishead and Isle of Wedmore.

After only eight ends of play there was a torrential downpour as hailstones bounced off the green and everyone retreated to the clubhouse where pork pies and sausage rolls were handed out for sustenance.

An attempt was made to resume play later, but the weather deteriorated and the match was abandoned with the Isle of Wedmore leading 46-44.

The final will now be re-arranged for early in the 2018 season.

Portishead captain George Norris presented a cheque for £425 to Emma Murray of North West Bristol Foodbank. This was George’s chosen charity and was raised throughout the season from a charity bowls night, a season of wrong bowls bias and other donations.

Clevedon Promenade 95, Somerset Juniors 134 (mixed friendly): A Tinkling, M Gough, J Jeffrey, J Powell 13-32; L Welling, Hay Williams, N Pedder, L Greeves 30-9; L Pedder, S Oliver, P Bissett, J Bartlett 15-13; C Drake, S Martin, C Pratten, R Soper 12-20; C Fuidge, R Dowsing, L Hardisty, A Elsy 16-22; K Woodey, V Hollier, A Alvis, P Fuidge 9-38.

Long Ashton 117, Isle of Wedmore 99 (mixed friendly): M Wilmott, A Lewis, J Eaton, M Taylor 30-10; C Holloway, G Doyle, G Wilcox, D Moore 22-19; K Gough, J Moore, A Lewis, I Taylor 12-17; J Osborne, J Gann, C Ramsden, M Wilmott 18-20; D Brooks, C Warren, J Eaton, S Norman 26-12; K Ramsden, C Norman, S Taylor, B Brice 9-21.

Yatton Bowls Club finals day results – men’s - championship winner: T Storm; runner-up: D Rycroft. Handicap: S Pascoe, W Casey. Veterans: W Casey, S Pascoe. Hazard: T Storm, D Rycroft. Hibbs: A Richards, D Hunt. Two-wood: D Rycroft, J Moyse. Fixed jack: S Pascoe, W Casey. Pairs: W Casey & D Hunt, T Storm & T Passingham. Open championship: D Rycroft, S Pascoe. Mixed pairs: A Storm & T Storm, D Rycroft & D Rycroft. George Broughton Triples: T Passingham, R Passingham & S Carr.

Ladies’ championship: M Millard, S Carr. Handiap: S Carr, D Rycroft. Betty Gilmour: J Hull, E Topham. Two-wood: R Passingham, B Parker. Fixed jack: C Lewis, P Goddard. Pairs: E Topham & J Richards, A Storm & D Winter. Triples: P Goddard, P Welham & D Rycroft, E Topham, F McCormack & J Humphreys. Wakefield Trophy: Maureen Mills, Jayne Richards.

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