Final Indoor Bowling Report Spring 2019

Photo of prize winners at Halifax Bowling Club’s Prize Presentation. In photo, centre the club’s Lady President  Margot Handsley, who presented the prizes. Next to Margot , David Holbrook who presented the Sheila Holbrook Pairs trophies to Chloe Hirst and Frank Higgins. The man in the centre in the red jacket is one of the league’s senior players Eddie Hodgson, who won the Division 2 Tuesday Evening Pairs league with Ken Sharkey, playing as Dad & Lad.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 14 April 2019

Joan-Dunn-Competition.jpg - 21.96 kBPhoto of runner up, Les Holmes, Sponsor Joan Dunn, Winner Gareth Coates at the final of the John Dunn Shield.

Holmes plays the lead player for Amethyst in the Monday Evening Fours, leads for Northern Lights in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours and also leads for Red Mist in Division 1 of the Friday Triples. Amethyst and Red Mist have won their respective leagues and Northern Lights have come 3rd in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours.

Coates plays “skip” for Amethyst in the Monday Evening Fours.

The final of the John Dunn Shield was played on Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor rinks. The final featured two of the top indoor bowlers at the club, Les Holmes and Gareth Coates. Holmes  had had a tough road to the final having beaten Steve Rothwell, Tony Riley, team mate Philip Holroyd and Paul Gill on his journey. Coates had a bye into the first round and then he had played  Tom Gasson, Scott Smith and Chloe Hirst to reach the final.

The final, played down the middle of the rinks was as usual between the two players a “nip and tuck” affair with the scores being level at 3 shots each after 4 ends.

Gareth then led superbly off a maximum length jack to go into a 10-3 lead, before a single from Holmes made the score 10-4 before Coates increased his lead to 16-4. Holmes eventually won the jack and changed his length to a minimum length to win the next  five ends and make the final score 16-11 to Coates.

Coates  was unbeatable off a full length and also he restricted Holmes to singles and doubles on Holmes’s favourite short jack.

Joan Dunn presented the winner with the Shield at the end of the final.

Mary Hanson Pairs 2019

Winners of the Cup Helen Smith and Bev Clayton

On a cold and blustery day the first ladies competition took place. All the ladies were pleased to be back outdoors bowling, although a few had put extra layers on due to the weather. Hailstones in the middle of the day provided a natural break for lunch. There were several pairs challenging for the top spot, however Helen and Bev produced a couple of high scoring wins to secure the lead. The competition was well attended and it was lovely to see everyone eager for a new season.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 13 March 2019

Photo of Con McGinley. McGinley plays for Rabbits in the Monday Afternoon Fours and Division 1 of the Friday Triples. He also partners Norma Mallinson playing as Red woods in the Saturday Shield Pairs and is the lead player for Jack High in Division 2 of the Wednesday Fours. He is well known for his narrow running bowls.

One Direction (Renata Eyres, Ann Booth, Richard Booth, Eddie Eyres) and  H.L.I. ( Bea and Eric Grant) were the star teams in week 12 of Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues.

In the Monday Evening Fours, One Direction, who are playing in their first season in competitive indoor bowling were up against high flying Up the Edge (Tony Beeden, Trev Gasson, Keith Hatzer, Tom Gasson).

An excellent team performance by One Direction saw them take the lead in the early stages of the game and retain their lead all through the game until the penultimate end when Up the Edge drew level at 8 shots each with one end to play.

Renata , the lead player for One Direction bowled “shot” before Hatzer, the number three for Up the Edge removed the bowl for his team to hold shot. Richard Booth, the number 3 for Up the Edge then played a superb bowl as he bowled up into the head a yard through and ran the jack onto his wife Ann’s back bowl for the advantage to switch to One Direction. Tom Gasson, the skip for Up the Edge then tried to disturb the “head” but narrowly just failed as One Direction registered their most impressive victory by 9 shots to 8.

Renata and Eddie Eyres had reason to celebrate on the following evening in Division 2 of the Tuesday Evening pairs , as their team Bee Hives inflicted upon 46ers (Derek Finch Stewart Wright) their biggest defeat of the season. Bee Hives maintained their line and length through- out the game as they ran our 16-1 winners.

Indoor Bowling Results Week 12 March 2019

Photo of Dodgers Indoor bowling team. Back Peter Grant, Rodney Collinge. Front Lorraine Boulton, Jeff Dovernor, Elaine Dovernor.

Dodgers have won the Monday afternoon Fours. An excellent season with 9 wins, 1 defeat and 1 draw.

The two semi- finals in the John Dunn knockout competition  at Halifax Bowling Club’s Spring Indoor  season, resulted in one close game and one, rather  one sided game.

In the first semi- final between Chloe Hirst and Gareth Coates both players were superb, as it is was “nip and tuck” all the way through the game. The scores were level at 3-3, 4-4, 7-7 and 10-10. At the next end Hirst was holding a “3” before Coates played into the head to move the jack and score a “3” himself. This end was followed by Hirst replying with a single before at the final end Coates clinched victory with a “4” to make the final score 17-12. Excellent  play by two of Halifax Bowling Club’s top young indoor bowlers.

In the second semi-final, old rivals Les Holmes and Clayton’s Paul Gill were in opposition. Holmes having beaten Gill’s team mate Tony Riley in the quarter final.  However Gill did not play to his usual high standard as he found himself  6-0 down after two ends. Holmes emphasised his superiority as he ran out a 17-9 winner.

The final of the competition will be played on Sunday March 31st at 7.00 p.m. The competition is played down the middle of the rinks. Spectators are most welcome.