Ladies Day (2)

Halifax Bowling Club held their annual Ladies Day on a beautiful sunny day. Ladies Day, is a tradition at the club that has been played for over 100 years.  Bowling commences at 10.30 a.m. and  the Ladies enjoy lunch at 1.00 p.m. with Afternoon Tea at 4.30 p.m. Some of the men measure and then serve the ladies their lunch.

Thirty two ladies contested the main event and the first round losers play in a Supplementary Competition, the Sutcliffe Cup.

The winner of the Sutcliffe Cup was Doreen Allison who beat Marion Reynolds 15-13.

The main event, the Lingard Trophy, played on Green 1 saw the four semi-finalists, first team bowlers Bea Grant, Alison Lister and Barbara Gee and Helen Smith who bowled well all day.

In the first semi-final Bea Grant proved too experienced for Helen Smith as she ran out an easy winner. The other semi-final between Barbara Gee and Alison Lister proved to be more competitive. Barbara Gee bowling long marks on a heavy green, Alison favouring a medium length finger peg mark. However Barbara took the honours by 15-10.

The final saw 1st team, team mates Barbara and Bea in opposition. Barbara favouring longer marks compared to Bea’s medium length marks. Bowling on the bottom edge of the green a round thumb peg mark Barbara took the advantage and ran out a 15-7 winner.

The Lady President Margot Handsley presented the trophies to the winners and thanked everyone for their attendance on a most enjoyable day.

Mary Hanson Pairs Competion

Eighteen ladies contested the Round Robin Ladies Pairs at Halifax Bowling Club.
The ladies were divided into two group. One group playing three games of 9 ends and the other group playing 4 games of 7 ends,
Doreen Allison and her partner  Christine Austin scored 33 points from their 3 games played and Joyce Asquith and Barbara Crompton  won the other group with a total of35 points.
The final was won by Joyce and Barbara who ran out 15-10 winners. Excellent leading by Joyce and superb backing up by Barbara.From 10-2 down Doreen and Christine  pulled back to 11-8,only for Joyce and Barbara to run out winners.
Thanks were expressed to Helen Smith and Joyce Asquith for organising the competition.

Louis Pearson Competition

The ladies of Halifax Bowling Club held their handicap Louis Pearson Knock Out competition. On a lovely sunny day the winner of the event was Doreen Allison(plus 3), who beat Joyce Asquith ( scratch ) in the final.
The losing semi finalists were Lynn Wood ( plus 4) and Val Bax ( plus 1).

Tradesmen Mixed Singles Handicap - Result

Finalist Pam Shaw and Andrew Gee who was handicapped -6 at the start. This was Pam's first ever final but was superby won by Andrew Gee.

The competition was supported by 32 entries from the club, thank you for the committment of everyone .

It was a great day producing some interesting results and was especially enjoyed by new members who performed extremely well.

Semi finalist John West , Phillip Hellawell,


Club Competitions

Sunday 23rd July - J. B. & J. Dunn, Mixed Pairs Handicap, Start 11.30

Sunday 30th July - Elland League, Open Pairs, Start 10.30

Sunday 6th August - Trevor Kaye, Mixed Pairs Handicap, Start 11.30

Monday 7th August - Carter Merit, Ladies, Start 10.30

Sunday 20th August - Mollie Donovan, Mixed Singles, Start 11.30

Sunday 27th August - Roland Whitley, Mixed Pairs, Start 11.30

Monday 28th August - Connolly Pairs, Ladies, Start 10.30

Sunday 10th September - Presidents Day, Singles Handicap, Westlake, Start 10.30

Thursday 21st September - Halifax Club Vets, Pairs Handicap, Start 11.30

Thursday 28th September - Halifax Club Vets, Individual Handicap, Start 11.30

Thursday 5th October - Halifax Club Vets, Merit, Start 11.30