Spartans (Brian Holder, John Hamer, Pam Robinson, Dennis Patrick) registered their first win of the campaign as they beat Rockets (M. Rowntree, Marian Firth, Colin Akroyd, Stuart Coates) by 17-9. Spartans welcomed to their team Republic of Ireland representative player Patrick as “skip” who plays with yellow size 5 “Lazor” bowls. (Lazor bowls are narrow running bowls).

H.L.I. (Eric Grant, Brian Winrow) had a superb victory in the Friday Pairs as they came out on top by 11-6 against the experienced C. Dogs (Ray Clegg, Michael Hutchinson). Sisters 9Del Haigh, Val Bax) maintained their best ever start to a campaign as they retained their 100% record with a narrow 10-9 win against Gary & Pat (Gary Robinson, Pat Grant).

M.G.M. (Marian Firth, Gordon Akroyd) put up an impressive performance against champions Clayton, losing by the narrowest of margins at 11-9.

There were several notable results in the Saturday Pairs leagues. In the Saturday “Shield” Phoenix (Philip Hallowell, Stuart Coates) and Pennine V.I. (Keith Collins, John Palmer) were involved in a “nip and tuck” encounter with Phoenix coming out on top by 10 shots to 9. Red Woods (Norma Mallinson, Con McGinley) got their campaign off to an excellent start as they beat the experienced Eskimos (Marian Quick, Mick Jagger) by 12 shots to 9.

Bob’s Kingdom (Carol Onions, David Onions, Bob Kingdom)  had a superb game against True Grit (Mick Cowley, Joe Phillips, Steve Rathmell) in Division 1 of the Friday Triples. True Grit has beaten Red Mist, the champions in their previous game. True Grit scored a “4” at the first end before Bob’s Kingdom moved into a 12-5 advantage by scoring at the next seven ends, True Grit had replied with a single at the 6th end. A “4” at the next end saw True Grit improve their score and the rest of the game was “nip and tuck” with the score being 14-12 to Bob’s Kingdom after 14 ends. However True Grit’s hopes of a fighting comeback were dashed as Bob’s Kingdom  finished off the game with a “3” and a single to take the game by 18 shots to 12.

There  is a Monday morning session from 11.00 a.m.- 12 noon for anyone wishing to have a “taster session” of indoor bowling.

Halifax Bowling Club’s Winter Outdoor season will begin on Thursday October 10th at 10.30 a.m. In Division 1 Four Play v Fiery Jacks, Rabbits Revenge v Whirls Wizards 12.00 Lindley v Mavericks, Clayhouse v Simply the Best. In Division 2 Pellon v Pirates, Kingston v Blue Soc. 12 noon Halifax Extra v Tykes, Halifax Ladies v Sowerby.

MONDAY EVENING FOURS.

Spartans 17  Rockets 9

One Direction 6 Don’t Be Short  15

Amethyst 23  One Direction 6

Madlams 11  Avengers 10

TUESDAY EVENING PAIRS.

DIVISION 1

C, Dogs 9  Little & Large 9

Dad & Lad 8  Bowl You Over 9

DIVISION 2

Brookley 0  46ers 17

Stray Cats 2  Jammy Duo 6

Rainy Days 11 Double D. 8

SiD 7 Bee Hives 9

WEDNESDAY FOURS

DIVISION 1

Vixens  13 Endeavour 7

Northern lights 20 Springers 7

Illingworth 10 Black Cats 15

DIVISION 2

Kingsley 10  fair of Face 10

Guys & Dolls 5  Jack High 12

New Look 12  Yorkies 8

Betta Blockers 12  Knockkelly Stars 8

WEDNESDAY EVENING FOURS.

Saxons 18 Gapp 3

Light Relief 7  the Jets 12

Clayton 36  GBC 3

THURSDAY EVENING TRIPLES.

Hotpots 3 Avengers 32

True Grit 9  Madlams 16

Clayton 13  Little 7 Large 10

Light Relief 6  Sid 20

FRIDAY TRIPLES.

DIVISION 1

Rabbits 8 New Patacakes 15

Sutty’e heroes 10  Hotshots 11

Red Mist 23 G. 2 + 1 13

Bob’s Kingdom 18 True Grit 12

DIVISION 2

The Fridays 8  Planes 19

Untouchables 12  Larks 10

Kingsley 8  Knockkelly Stars 18

Friends 10  Changers 13

FRIDAY PAIRS.

Gary & Pat 9  Sisters 10

T.N.T. 27  D. & E. 10

Clayton 11  M.G,M. 9

C. Dogs 6  H.L.I. 11

SATURDAY PAIRS” SHIELD”

Red Woods 12  Eskimos 9

Wellhouse 28  Bee Hives 1

Phoenix 10 Pennine VI 9

Pennine VI 11 Bee Hives 7

SATURDAY PAIRS “PLATE”.

Chatterbox 3  Ghurkas 7

Ponders 2  T. & A. 19

Here’s Hoping 10  Manjimups 1

2 A’s 8  First Timers 4