2012 News - Baldock Town Bowls Club

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West Avenue, off Norton Road, Baldock Hertfordshire SG7 5AY
Affiliated to Bowls England, Hertfordshire Bowls, L&D.B.A., N.H.W B.A., E.B.D.B.L.
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September 16th
Finals Day Results
MENS PAIRS
                    John CARTER & Dave DAVIES  22 - 21  Rob DEMPSTER & Michael VARNEY
MENS CHAMPIONSHIP      Ian GREIG  21 - 12  Steve BUDGE
MENS TWO WOODS         Mike PARSONS  21 - 8 William BAXTER
MENS SETS                       Brian TODD 2 - 0 Joe Moorley
MENS HANDICAP              Mike PARSONS  26 - 12 Joe Moorley
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP   Shirley PAGE  21 - 19 Sue BARD-BODEK
LADIES TWO WOODS        Ann GRAVES 19 - 13 Mina REID
LADIES HANDICAP            Rose VARNEY 26 vs 17 Wendy GOODYEAR
BUTLER CUP                     Roy BACON  21 - 17  Steve BUDGE
OPEN PAIRS                      Alan CROSS &  Dave DAVIES  12 - 11  Phil PAGE & Brian TODD
OPEN TRIPLES                  Steve GRARRETT, Brian LEADLEY, Steve BUDGE 23 - 15 Phil PAGE, Alan CROSS, Dave DAVIES

The ‘B’ team in the East Beds League 5th division acquitted themselves well in the final of the East Beds Knockout Cup against 1st division Ampthill ‘A’ team. After a slightly nervous start Baldock recovered and with 4 ends to play on each rink they trailed by only one shot. The next end on both rinks proved disastrous and Ampthill ran out worthy winners by 12 shots.

The midweek team closed their season with two good wins, firstly against Henlow by 72 shots to 64 and then against Shephalbury by 91 shots to 62 thus reversing the defeat earlier in the season. The midweek team only lost 5 of their 37 fixtures.

The club travelled to Welwyn Garden City for their last friendly match of the season and won on only one of the four rinks but the margin on the top rink of Doug Nicholls, Steve Garrett, John Russell and John Murison was large enough for Baldock to win by 84 shots to 79.

Sunday saw the finals of the club competitions played in glorious sunshine with a good crowd of supporters. The men’s championship was again won fairly comfortably by Ian Greig but the ladies championship was a nail-biting affair with Shirley Page coming from 13 - 3 down to win 21-19.

September 10th
The spotlight this week falls on the midweek team who had two away matches. On Tuesday they travelled to St Ippolytts but lost the match by 64 shots to 66. Better fortune prevailed on Thursday when they travelled to Letchworth Garden City and won by 67 shots to 55.

The club had only one match over the weekend which was away to Flitwick. The club put up a spirited performance to win on 3 of the 4 rinks for a total score of 93 shots to 69. Baldock’s top rink was John Tait, Alan Russell, Anne Graves and Dave Turner.

This coming weekend sees the last match of the regular season followed on Sunday by a massive competitive day. In the morning the East Beds League ‘B’ team, from the 5th division, play Ampthill ‘A’ from the first division in the final of the East Beds Knockout Cup. Sunday afternoon see the finals of the club competitions with play starting at 2pm and continuing into the early evening. Spectators are welcome at both events.

September 2nd
The Baldock mens Hertsfordshire County League Team lost the area final 36 - 39 to Roebuck Bowls Club at Royston today.
The first rink of Dave Davies, Terry Saunders, Jimmy McIntyre skippied by Michael Wintrip lost 26-14 and the second of Joe Morley, Rob Dempster, Brian Todd skipped by Mike Parsons won 23 - 13.

There was better news elsewhere as the East Beds League ‘B’ team, having won Division 5, will now play Ampthill in the final of the East Beds Knockout Cup. The ladies have also had success in the North Herts Finals with Shirley Page beating Rose Varney in the singles final, Mina Reid, Gwen Page and Muriel Saunders winning the triples and Jan Turner, Wendy Goodyear, Sue Bard-Bodek and Shirley Page being runners up in the Fours.
The midweek team won their away match at Riverain by 76 shots to 57 but then lost at 3 Horseshoes by 82 shots to 64.

Saturday’s match at Dunstable Kingsbury also had a close finish with the home team winning by a single shot.


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