Carter Merit

Carter Merit,‏ 

On a breezy summer day, the ladies at Halifax Bowling Club held their ladies merit competition, the Carter Merit.
The semi finalists were, Barbara Gee, Marion Reynolds, Joyce Asquith and Christine Austin.

Notable performances in the earlier rounds were by the much improved Ann Oates, who was 14 across in her semi final game against Marion Reynolds, Joyce Shaw in her first round game against Joyce Asquith when she was in front for all of the game until the final end and Marilyn Greenwood who excelled against Barbara Crompton.

Joyce ran out an easy winner against Christine, in the first semi final, who in turn had played superbly to beat Doreen Allison in their quarter final.

The other semi featured team mates Barbara and Marion. Barbara beat Marion 15-8 to face Joyce in the final.

Barbara raced off into an 11-4 lead, bowling her favourite pegging marks around the green edges. However when Joyce got the Jack she bowled a tricky falling mark over the crown. As Joyce is left handed Barbara found the road difficult to follow as Joyce bowled with confidence to move into a 14-11 advantage. Barbara won the Jack and proceeded to bowl across the green to level the scores at "all but" across. Barbara went on her favoured thumb peg mark across the green towards the Scratching Shed and bowled a length bowl, Joyce just ran through and with her final bowl was short for Barbara to take the Carter Merit by 15-14.

Thanks to Ann and Joyce for running the competition and to the ladies who supplied the excellent lunch.

The next ladies competition will be in two weeks time when the ladies will be competition for the Connolly Pairs

Mary Hanson Pairs

Twenty Ladies took part in this cup

This competition was organised as a round robin split into two groups which enabled a final to be organised between the two sections.

The Pairs were selected to ensure an experienced player partnered a less experienced member of the club.

Marion Reynolds and Ann Ranton won their section and Barbara Nellis and Lynda Canning won the other section. In the final the Reynolds/Ranton pair won the toss, whoich gave them the Jack, Nellis/Canning struggled to get into the game as the other pair played with great accuracy.

Bowling News. From Halifax Bowling Club

A Right Royal Do

Members of Halifax Bowling Club celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday with a Round Robin Mixed Pairs bowling competition.

The members also celebrated the opening of their new shelter called “The Scratching Shed”, which has been built in the exact spot of the famous Scratching Shed in the days when the Halifax Rugby League team played their games at Thrum Hall.

The President of the Club, Jim Graydon, an ex Halifax rugby league player, proposed a birthday toast to the Queen and the members joined in the toast. The members then joined veteran Frank Sykes as he led the members in “God save the Queen”.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week 14 ( Final week).

The final of the Sheila Holbrook Pairs was between two of the best pairs in the game and they produced a superb final.

Holmes won the jack and he set the pattern for the game by bowling a minimum length jack mark. Holmes, was well backed up by partner Philip Holroyd who gave Paul Gill, the skip for the opposition, no option but to send a strong bowl into the head. Gill, an expert at the strong running bowl continued to save shots for his team but with all four players playing to the top of their game Holmes and Holroyd took an early lead and retained their lead throughout the game as they ran out 12-8 winners.

In a superb atmosphere the prizes were presented to the winners by Sheila’s daughter Debbie.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week 13

The outstanding performances of the week in the Halifax Henselite Indoor Bowling Leagues were by two ladies teams, Rain Mates (Pam Shaw, Mary Walker, Janis Wright) in the Thursday Evening Triples and Friday Girls (Marion Quick, Doreen Allison, Barbara Crompton) in the Friday Triples. Rain Mates, in the strongest league of all, the Thursday Triples had not won a game all season, but against a two man Avengers (Mick Skwarek, Keith Hanson) who are lying third in the table the ladies upset the odds and in a brilliant performance came out on top by 18 shots to 8.