RYDE SECURE PLACE IN THE FINAL OF MEN’S NATIONAL FOURS

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In the area semi-final of the Men’s National Fours Paul Dickinson, Peter Furmidge (substituting for Alan Cawdell), Darren Griffith and Jack Berry played an away match against A. Kenway, A. Adair, L. Manning and J. Garner of the Dolphin Club, Poole.

After conceding a 4 on the first end, the Islanders soon took the advantage. By the halfway stage they looked on their way to a comfortable win as led by 15 shots to 8. Scoring 7 shots without reply the home team came back strongly to level the scores with 3 ends left to play. Scoring on each of these ends, Berry’s team went through to the area final with a 20 shots to 15 success.

On Sunday 23rd February at 18:00, Alan Cawdell, Ian Morey and Bob Mortlock play at home in the area semi-final of the men’s over 50’s national triples. Opponents are over 50 international Chris Daniels triple from Bournemouth Indoor Club.

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The club took on outdoor club Ryde in a home 6 rink friendly fixture and took full advantage of the match being played on their own green. Winning on all rinks they finished ahead by 131 shots to 84. Angela West, Jan Easlea, Pete Swinfield and Paul Green came out with a 22 shots to 11 victory, followed closely by Eileen Hampshire, Mike Davidson, Ted West and Gay Allen who finished 11 shots to the good.

A 26 shots to 17 success was recorded by Bob Stubbs, Alan Davis, Brenda Rodwell and team Captain Roy Jemson.  There was a 18 shots to 11 win for Daphne Lacey, Val Addison, Jeff Johnson and Paul Dyer whereas Jane Swinfield, Bernie Allen, Ian Vallender and John Ince came home to the good by 21 shots to 15.  The only rink that was behind in the early stages, Malcolm Addison, Ian Hampshire, Peggy White and Shirley Stubbs recovered from 6 shots adrift at the hallway stage to come home victors by 21 shots to 19.

The Men’s vice captain’s team took on the Ladies Vice captain’s team and the former came home with a 134 shots to 108 victory. Steve Stokes, Philip Oland, Ted West and Roy Jemson finished 28 shots to 17 ahead of Annie Morris, Jane Kilby, Liz Allen and Pauline Proud. There was a 23 shots to 15 victory for Bob Stubbs, Alan Davis, Mark Morris and Colin Hoath over Eileen Hampshire, Auriol Ash, Brenda Rodwell and Shirley Stubbs.

Others to come home by 8 shots were Gary Rodger, Alan Bugby, Terry Humber and Pete Allen who defeated Sandra Scovell, Pat Bugby, Barbara Moye and Carol Jones by 27 shots to 19.  Seamus Morris, Norman Cooper, Pete Swinfield and Barry Rodwell won their last 5 ends to come home 19 shots to 14 victors over Tricia McMurray, Val Croucher, Peggy White and Margaret Carrett.

Winners for the ladies side were Angela West, Kate Clark, Shirley Searle and Janet Ince who led throughout against Pat Hartigan, Graham Kilby, John Hutchinson and John Ince to finish 22 shots to 20 ahead. Daphne Lacey, Jane Swinfield, Ann Hoath and Steff Ball took on Ian Hampshire, Mike Davidson, Alan Scovell and John Carrett. The ladies were 3 shots adrift at the halfway point. Over the next 4 ends they scored 11 shots without reply to make a substantial contribution to their 20 shots to 17 success.

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