Due to a hiccup in the reporting process, only a limited number of results were to hand at the time of writing this report. I will endeavour to catch up on the missing results in the next issue. Also, the photo of Brad and Steve Kellett and Bill and ‘Jingles’ Chittick was to appear in the last edition but was not included due to a lack of space.
The Final of the Challenge Singles handicapped event, in which players are given a starting score according to their level of experience and expertise, was played between Ron Nelson (5) and Rob Folkard (0) on 27 June. The match was tight until well after the halfway mark; thereafter I found some rhythm to eventually take the match by 25 points to 13.
The Final of the Challenge Pairs competition, in which the combined handicap scores of each player in a team is added together, was played between the father and son team of Brad and Steve Kellett and the team of Ron Nelson and James McKinley. After commencing with a 6 point start, Steve and Brad had to fight all the way to take the match with a final score of 23 points to 20. Congratulations to Steve and Brad on becoming the first father and son team to win a Club competition. Also, special congratulations to Ron Nelson on being the runner-up in both the Challenge Singles and Challenge Pairs events. Well done Ron!
5 July – Keith Pepper, Bill Chittick and Mark Power defeated Bob Burney, Jingles Chittick and Terry Hayes by 16 points to 15. Col Agar, Steve Kellett and Rob Folkard defeated Laurie Watson, Darryl Goodger and ‘Tige’ Lidbetter by 17 points to 14.
8 July – Bob Dunn (playing swinging lead), Lindsay McNamara and David Badger defeated Bob Dunn, Jingles Chittick and Tige Lidbetter by 23 points to 11.
12 July – David Shaw and David Badger defeated Graeme Hook and Tige Lidbetter by 21 points to 17. Darryl Goodger and Bill Chittick defeated Col Agar and Steve Kellett by 29 points to 23. Laurie Watson and Jingles Chittick defeated Derek Raymond and Lindsay McNamara by 22 points to 11. Keith Pepper and Bob Dunn defeated Bob Burney and Tom Froggatt by 40 points to 19.
15 July – Derek Raymond and Jim Abbott defeated Bob Burney and Rob Folkard by 29 points to 18. Steve Kellet and Tige Lidbetter had a 17 all draw against Deb Folkard and Mark Power. Col Agar and Terry Hayes defeated Jingles Chittick and Lindsay McNamara by 26 points to 11.
With the Bowls Calendar now running in the financial year rather than the calendar year, the Berry Bowling Club presentation night will be held on 22 July and all of the Championship events will recommence shortly thereafter. I look forward to reporting on the presentation night in the next edition and the upcoming Championships as they occur.