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Monday, June 15, 2015
Last 16 Round Update
The competitions are now well underway. Thank you all for keeping us well informed with your results and causing so few problems with arranging dates to play your opponents.
A reminder that the play by date for this round is 5th July. The men's county competitions are well under way now and we know that fitting games in around these fixed dates can be difficult - especially if left to the last minute. So a plea to the home players please contact your opponents as soon as possible to offer some dates.
The 2nd Round of competitions ended yesterday and
all competitions are down to the last 16.
The situation regarding the draw for each competition is
below; I know some of you like to keep track of all the winners and losers so
Open Singles – last 16
98 C. Lyons v 82
87 R. Vye v 73
12 J. Fisher v 64 P. Reynolds
94 D. Garside v 97 T Jones
85 J Rowlands v 101 A. Ciampini
58 A Groves v 67 S Skinner
77 R. Leleux v 33 K. Rushton
34 N. Rushton v 42 J. Clarke
Men’s Singles – last 16
67 S. Skinner v 85 J. Rowlands
94 D. Garside v 52 R Wyeth
87 R. Vye v 17 G. Miller
16 C. Farrer v 64 P. Reynolds
59 C. Harris v 74 P Costin
70 R. Matthews v 56 R Buckingham
101 A. CIampini v 58 A Groves
34 N Rushton v 76 M Kirby
Men’s Pairs – last 16
39 D Cutmore v 64 P. Reynolds
71 S. Austin v 74 P Costin
69 R. Waller v 97 T Jones
57 P Darius v 68 B Syme
28 A Hooper v 60 J Jackson
36 T Tidey v 87 R. Vye
9 D Morley v 34 N Rushton
77 R. Leleux v 91 B Vass
Mixed Pairs – last 16
72 T Bond v 33 K Rushton
29 B Laws v 84 B Putnam
82 E Milsom v 16 C Farrer
66 M Simpson v 36 T Tidy
98 C Lyons v 13 K Fisher
67 S Skinner v 101 A Campini
50 J Westlake v 14 D Rookes
27 D George v 100 P Puttock
Mixed Triples – last 16
98 C Lyons v 53 A Bell
105 J Quesnel v 28 A Hooper
42 J Clarke v 39 D Cutmore
27 D George v 4 B French
72 T Bond v 31 M Arnold
33 K Rushton v 56 R Buckingham
8 J Haw v 95 M Hulbert
36 T Tidy v 43 D Clements
Men’s Over 60 Singles
– Last 16
39 D Cutmore v 77 R Leleux
28 A Hooper v 3 E Chilver
76 M Kirby v 10 J Newman
70 B Matthews v 106 D Reap
58 A Groves v 98 C Lyons
89 D Walker v 18 E Norris
68 B Syme v 2 B Page
42 J Clarke v 48 B Morgan
There were only a few preliminary games in the following
competitions so I am just giving an update to who is through to the last 16.
(You can them to your own sheets if you are an avid follower of all the games!)
Mens Triples –
through to the last 16
101 A. Ciampini won against 91 B Vass. He will now meet 42 J
34 N Rushton won against 47 R Graham and will now meet 60 J
105 J Quesnel lost to 17 G Miller who will now meet 20 B
102 R Lee lost tp 82 E Milsom who will now meet 95 M
Ladies Pairs – through to the last 16
92N Wilsher lost to 63 S Laws who will now meet 33 K
61 L Jackson lost to 14 D Rookes who will now meet 104 C
81 R Mayo lost to 53 A Bell who will now meet 88 L Wakefield
Ladies Singles and
Triples start with the last 16 so no update for now.
A quick reminder that the play by date for this round is the 14th June. As we head towards the start of the Middlesex County competitions please try to contact your opponents with plenty of time to spare. Remember that if arranging dates becomes problematic please contact Moira who will assist or adjudicate as necessary.
The preliminary rounds were all completed yesterday, 23rd May 2014. Congratulations to all those who won through to the next round. These were as follows:
Men's Singles: 67 S. Skinner, Ladygate 39 D. Cutmore, Harlington 1 J. Belle-Isle, Bessingby Park 87 R. Vye, Rosedale Park 16 C. Farrer, Denham 82 P. Reynolds, Ladygate 59 C. Harris (tbc), Ladygate 22 M. Hallam, Eastcote 79 P. Lovering, Rosedale Park 101 A. Ciampini, Uxbridge 106 D. Reap, Uxbridge 76 M. Kirby, Rosedale Park
Men's Pairs: 39 D. Cutmore, Harlington 12 J. Fisher, Cowley 97 T. Jones, The Mill 102 R. Lee, Uxbridge 28 A. Hooper, Fassnidge 87 R. Vye, Rosdale Park
Hillingdon and District Bowls competitions are, once again, grateful to be in receipt of a grant from the AP Taylor Trust. We collected a cheque fro £400 from the Mayor on Friday 8th May. This will go along way towards the cost of purchasing individual trophies and engraving the main trophies. Once again Thank you to the A. P, Taylor Trustees.
All competition draw sheets are now with the organiser at your club. Please let us know of any problems or issues as soon as possible. There are a total of 106 named competitors in the 2015 competitions. Number of entries fro each competition is as follows:
Mens Singles - 44
Mens Pairs - 39
Mens Triples - 20
Mens Over 60's Singles - 24
Dave Parrott retained the Over 60s title beating previous winner Derek Cutmore 21-11 on Thursday evening. Winning five ends on the trot early on with counts of 3,1,1,2,3 Parrott established a 10 - 2 lead. Cutmore hit back winning a couple of ends but could never get on terms in what was a great display of draw bowling.
The Mens pairs was a long drawn out affair with each end taking about 12 minutes. The Uxbridge defending champions Reap / Ciampini led 11 - 8 at half time. Four consecutive singles ate away the ends as the pair held Tomkins and Reynolds at bay. 13 - 10 after 14 ends extended to 21 - 11 with an end to spare.
The Open Championship saw a great match up with some high scoring ends. Six of the ends had a count of either 3 or 4 shots. Ron Le Leux led early 3 -2 but Tony Waller hit back to lead 6 - 5. Then fortune swung again Le Leux 9 - 8 up before the pendulum stretched the other way with Waller 18 - 14 to the good. Incredibly, fate swung yet again and with two massive counts of 3 then 4 shots Le Leux took the Open title for the first time, 21 - 18.
A good evening crowd witnessed some exciting bowling in the first four finals of this year's competitions.
In the ladies triples Hayes always held the upper hand leading 8-1 after five ends and 11-5 at half-time. Court Park rallied early in the second half to too many heavy woods left the way clear for Hayes to gain consecutive counts of 3 and 1 to take a 17-8 lead after 14. They defended well enough, though losing shots on each of the last four ends and counts of 1,1,2,1 left the final scoreboard showing 17-13 to the Botwell ladies.
The ladies pairs was an all-Fassnidge affair. The Lawes / Connor combination got off to the worst possible start as they dropped 11 shots in the first four ends. Fighting back well, they got back to 10-11 after nine ends. However, the experienced pairing of Martel and Simpson scored consecutive counts of 2 and a very damaging 6 to take a 19-10 lead. The match score closed to 22-18 but the latter pair held on well to take the title.
The men's singles was an astonishing affair. Gary Miller got off to a slow start having come direct from work. Alan Hooper stormed into a 12-3 lead before the Denham, man got his weight sorted out. Miller stuck at it and won six of the next eight ends and got back to 11-16. The Fassnidge man responded with a count of 2 shots to lead 18-11, surely it was all over. Miller then showed true grit with a storming run of 1,1,1,4 to level things up at 18 each. A deuce then meant he just needed a single to reach the winning line but Hooper would not be denied and with a 2,1 finish, the Fassnidge man took the title 21-20 to thunderous applause.
The only game left on the green was the men's triples. What a match of two halves this was! The Uxbridge front end could not find their weight and the Rosedale trio, skipped by Jason Rowlands, stormed into a 7-1 lead early on. They extended this to a supposedly unbeatable 15-1 lead at half-time. Uxbridge, skipped by Ciampini, then went into game mode. Consecutive scores of 3,5,2 meant they were back in it at just 11-15 down. Rosedale then scored 3,1 to take a 19-13 lead with just four ends to play. Uxbridge powered to counts of 4,2,3 to take the title after being 14 shots down at one stage. A great evenings entertainment for the neutral.
All Secretaries have made it in on time; a big thank you for that. 495 entries have been received, including a last minute telephone call from Ms Connor (Hayes) to enter the ladies triples.
My sincere thanks go to Ray Lee who once again did the draw honours and, of course, came out of the hat first in every comp' he entered! No, not really.
I've now typed up the draw sheets, getting them copied over the weekend (12/13) and, once proof read, they will be collated in order to be distributed to the various clubs. Sheets should be at ALL clubs by 30 04, even if I have to drive around the borough as I did a few years ago.
Seven of the disciplines have end of May / early June first round play-by dates, but two of the most popular comps' have a first round play-by of the third week of May, so be warned.
The top competition, namely the Open Singles Championship, carries a cash prize as well as the usual trophy this year. Someone might buy a round with an extra £30 in their pocket!
The Hillingdon finals at RosedalePark were held
under terrific conditions with a decent green and perfect warm weather. A
bumper crowd of over 170 witnessed some of the best bowling of the year
throughout an action packed day.
Karen at the rush
Harefield’s Karen Rushton took pride of
place this year winning all three finals that she took part in. Firstly, the
ladies triples which saw her and colleagues Sheila Cordingley and Phyllis
Blakes come from behind to take an impressive win. Down 6-9 at half-time, the
Harefield trio took two consecutive counts of five shots off the Linda Jackson
Ladygate entry. The rest of the ends were shared evenly but the damage had been
done; Harefield winning 24-13.
After a short break Karen was back on the
green doing battle with Jean Matthews of Rosedale for the singles title. Storming into an early lead, Rushton led
11-4 and again 13-8, before Matthews really kicked into gear. Forcing every end
to count Matthews clawed her way back to 15-15 after a mammoth 22 ends. Rushton
showed grit once again to extend to a 22-17 win in an exciting match.
Rushton’s day was completed by a win in the
mixed triples watched by a huge noisy crowd. Joined by husband Nigel and Myles
Arnold they were involved in the finish of the day. Mike Hulbert’s MillBC triple held a
half-time lead 10-9 but contrived to lose a massive count of six which turned
the game in Harefield’s favour. Mill fought back bravely to draw level after
the penultimate end 15-15 before a single shot saw the silverware go into
Harefield’s trophy cabinet.
Ciampini adds to his Hillingdon titles haul
Atillio Ciampini joined with Derek Reap to
provide the Uxbridge club with their first trophy of the day. In the men’s
pairs they scored two early counts of five shots which set up a good lead
against Dennis Hodgkins and skipper Mick Kirby of Rosedale. Always in control,
the Uxbridge pair ran out 26-17 winners with an end to spare.
The match of the day, The Open
Championship, saw Ciampini up against Steve Skinner of the Ladygate club.
Terrific early scoring by Ciampini meant an early lead 12-6 before Skinner
found his length and fought back winning three consecutive ends which included
a massive count of three shots. Ciampini’s lead had been cut to 12-11, but then
it was his turn to win a few ends and extended again to lead 19-15. Skinner
would not be denied and a run of four ends with counts of 1-2-2-1 saw him claim
the major Hillingdon title for the first time.
Ciampini was called onto the green for a
third time late on in the day. He joined Uxbridge team mates Don Hazelgrove and
John Geeves for the men’s triples where Stan Driver’s Cowley team were in
opposition. An early count of five shots put the Cowley men in the driving seat
but Uxbridge then won five ends straight to take a 14-7 advantage. Try as they
might, the Cowley trio could not get back on terms as Uxbridge ended up
emphatic 21-10 victors.
Geeves had earlier played in the men’s
singles final which was a well contested affair. Tony Waller held leads of 11-2
and 13-8 but, although he closed to within two shots at one stage Geeves
succumbed 15-21 as Waller of Ladygate added to his Hillingdon title haul.
A game of two halves is an expression in
another sport but the men’s over 60s title match was a game of three thirds.
Ray Lee of Uxbridge led Dave Parrott of the host club 9-6, then Parrott won
five ends on the spin to take a decisive 18-9 lead before a rallying Lee
countered with four winning ends to be facing only a 15-18 deficit. Parrott
stepped up yet again to take the title 21-15.
In an uncompetitive match the Fassnidge
pair of Angela Martel and Mandy Simpson ran out 27-12 winners in the ladies’
pairs against Ladygate.
Ray Lee joined his Uxbridge partner Moira
Steven for the mixed pairs later in the day. Starting brightly, they led ends against Anicea Skinner and Chris Harris from Ladygate. Ends
were exchanged and the Uxbridge pair held an impressive, almost unassailable,
13-5 lead after 11 ends, but then the wheels came well and truly off. Skinner
then showed husband Steve that there was more than one bowler in the family. The
Ladygate pairing won nine of the next ten ends to win comfortably 20-14 in a
real game of two halves.
Organiser, Dennis Hodgkins, said that the
finals had been one of the best supported in years and the separate sets of
fans from different clubs added to the atmosphere on the day. Rosedale can be proud that so
many of its’ members, acting as volunteers, helped to fashion such a wonderful
For the sixth year running the bowls competitions in this area have been supported by the local A P Taylor Trust. They give out monies each year to a variety of scouts, girl guide, W Is and sporting groups.
This year's donation to Hillingdon Competitions will help cover the cost of trophies, engraving and programme production for Finals Day.