The trio of Anne Bernard, Gay Allen and Maggie Lawley (substituting for Pauline Proud) won their way through to the area final of the Ladies National Triples.
Recording a 23 shots to 21 home win against Sally Williams, Lynn Howard and Penny Cresswell of the Dolphin Club, Poole was enough to see the ladies through to the next round.
The Island side were behind in the early stages but a 5 on the 7th end put them in front and thereafter they were never headed. 11 shots without reply from the 10th to 13th ends put them 21 shots to 9 ahead. They looked on course for an easy victory but Cresswell’s side came back strongly to reduce their deficit to only 3 shots going in to the final end.
The home team restricted them to a single shot to gain a place in the final. This will be played at Loddon Vale on the 15th February against Julie Hudson’s triple from Bournemouth.
In the Men’s Over 50’s National Triples… Alan Cawdell, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock had a close home quarter-final match against Tony Farrington, Brian Holmes and Bill Ross of the Palmerston Club.
In a close tie, Mortlock’s trio edged narrowly ahead after the first quarter of the contest and with only 2 ends left to play were 5 shots to the good. 3 shots for opposition on the penultimate end closed the gap to only 2 going into the last end. The home 3 restricted the away trio to 1 shot and so qualified for the area semi-final by a single shot. They will now play at home against the trio of England Over 50’s international Chris Daniels of the Bournemouth Club.
The mixed Men and ladies team took on Whiteknights in an away friendly fixture and came home 26 shot victors.
Leading the way were Jane Swinfield, Alan Davis, Ian Ball and Roy Jemson who ran out 27 shots to 8 winners. There was a good 21 shots to 9 success for Annie Morris, Seamus Morris, Steff Ball and John Carrett. A good contribution to the win came from Angela West, Peggy White, Jeff Henshaw and Simon Gibbs who in a low scoring match recorded a 17 shots to 9 win. There was a 15 all draw for Barry Rodwell’s quartet. Losses of 5 shots and 9 shots were suffered by the rinks skipped by John Hutchinson and Carol Jones respectively.
In a mixed home friendly against Riverside there was a convincing 68 shot success.
The rink of Bob Stubbs. Alison Maundrell, Brenda Rodwell and John Carrett scored an extremely high 46 shots to 7 win. Daphne Lacey, Seamus Morris, Jane Swinfield and Barry Rodwell completely dominated the second half of their match to win 31 shots to 9. Other conclusive winners were Trish McMurray, Pat Bugby, Ted West and Roy Jemson who scored a 20 shot victory. Angela West, Jane Kilby, Pete Swinfield and John Hutchinson drew. There was a 2 shot loss for Auriol Ash, Mike Davidson, John Rich and Shirley Stubbs and a 25 shots to 14 loss for Annie Morris, Barbara Moye, Alan Bugby and Simon Gibbs.