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Results 2023

Mere Bowls Club Internal Competitions during 2023


TRIPLES (Alf Eustace Cup)

Winners:  Rich Coombs, Ann Hurt & John Marks                

Runners-up:  Chris Coombs, Jeff Cornford & Roy Horlock


3-WOOD PAIRS (Ted Drake Rose Bowl)

Winners:  John FitzGerald & Pam Lambshead

Runners-up:  John Sturges & John Marks


2-WOOD PAIRS (Ernie Barrett Cup)

Winners:  John FitzGerald & Penny Allen

Runners-up: Chris Coombs & Jeff Cornford


OPEN PAIRS (The Julius Cup)

Winners:  John FitzGerald & Ron Heesom

Runners-up:  Don Butchers & Les Manwaring


AUSSIE PAIRS (Boomerang Trophy)

Winners:  Les Manwaring & Ron Heesom

Runners-up:  Jon & Marie Wright


NOVICE SINGLES (The Ken Sanger Novice Trophy)

Winner:  Steve Slack

Runner-up:  Liz Baylis


100-UP SINGLES (The 100-Up Trophy)

Winner:  Rich Coombs

Runner-up:  Chris Coombs


2-WOOD SINGLES (The Pat McCormack Memorial Cup)

Winner:  Clive Lambshead

Runner-up:  Jeff Cornford


CLUB SINGLES (The Burdens Challenge Cup)

Winner:  Chris Coombs

Runner-up:  Ron Heesom


A message from our Captain - John Fitzgerald

The 2023 season ended on a high with [a visit from Kings Langley BC who were on there way to their tour hotel in Exmouth followed by] our closing day on 23 September.  [We entertained 35 players and visitors from Kings Langley to a sandwich and cake lunch and then had a six rink match.  This was played in great spirit with Kings Langley winning by one shot.]  Les Manwaring and Penny Allen arranged a series of challenging games [on closing day] that were "enjoyed" by all despite some highly questionable umpiring and the liberal awarding of penalty points. [Possibly include details of the winner and who got the most penalty points?]


On 5 October a major job was carried out on our green to help improve the drainage.  Contractors carried drilling and filling making 36,000 holes which were then filled in with a mixture of sand and aggregate {need to check details with Rich}.  Members helped by levelling out the little mounds {possibly add a photo} and providing tea and coffee for the contractors."

Best wishes      John