THE presentation of annual trophies was held at the club pavilion after a superb buffet provided by the lady members, was appreciated.

Due to the decisions made by the council in respect of the upkeep of the bowling greens, this was going to be the last event at the club.

However, the members of the club have made the decision to carry on and look after the green themselves.

So, it became the start of a new venture, instead of a closing down.

The presenting of the Ladies trophies highlighted the expertise of Chris Hope, who had success in four of the singles events The Championship, Gladys & Cliff Trophy, Lil’s Trophy, and Katies Cup, then added the Pairs with partner Bron Powditch, with Jean Tuck & Mary Dare finalists.

The Handicap was won by Jean Tuck, finalist Chris Hope, and in the Novices, Theresa Clarke was successful, against Mary Dare.

The men’s finals were held over two days in early September with some closely fought battles, whilst others were more one-sided.

The Championship was a close affair between Jim Stacey and Steve Clarke with Steve successful on 16 ends with Jim winning 13.

The scores were level going into the final-end, after an umpire’s decision was needed to decide the shot on the penultimate end. The outcome was a win for Jim 21 – 20.

They were partners in the pairs, against Eric Palmer and Ian Heppenstall and took a 15-6 lead. However, a strong comeback almost cost them after five losing ends, to end just two up at 16-14

The Two Bowl was held between Ian Heppenstall and Will Craven.

Ian took an early advantage, but this was overcome, for Will to lead by 2 shots with 3 ends left, in which he was successful, to win 14 – 7.

Will Craven had an easier route in the Handicap with a 21 – 7 success against Dave Sluman.

Jim Stacey appeared again with John Papoutsou and Kelvin Chedgzoy to win the Triples event against Emlyn Davies, W Craven and Howard Craven by a score of 20 – 13.

Emlyn Davies made up for the defeat with a win against Steve Clarke in the Jack Hartman Trophy, for over 60’s, with a 22 – 16 Margin.

Finally, Johnny Pap received the Novices Trophy with a walkover as the opposition was not available.

The Captain’s Cup was presented to Dai Tuck, and the Personality Trophy selected by the members went to Kelvin Chedgzoy.