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CLUB FINALS 2018

To date four of this years Club Finals have been played, results are shown below.

MENS 4 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

Still to be played

MENS 2 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

This Final was a very closely contested affair between John Gibbons and Alan Routledge. There was nothing separating the two after seventeen ends with the scores tied at 10 shots each. Alan then won the eighteenth end by 1 shot. However, John picked up 4 shots on the last three ends to win the title by 14 shots – 11 shots.

MENS HANDICAP

Still to be played

MENS FRED PITMAN

Still to be played

MENS PAIRS

Still to be played

MENS TRIPLES

The Mens Triples title was won by Alan Routledge, Gordon Page & Bob Tame won the game of the day playing against Ray O’Brien, Barry Bailey & John Gibbons. John & his boys scored 5 shots on the first end. They then never lost their lead until the sixteenth end. After eighteen ends the scores were level 19 shots apiece and so an extra end was played to decide the winners. Ray O’Brien put two of his woods within inches of the jack to put the pressure on. It was at this point that Bob Tame played the Shot of The Day - picking up the jack and trailing it into the ditch. Despite his best efforts John could not get quite close enough and the destination of the title was decided. 

LADIES 4 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

Still to be played

LADIES 2 WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP

Still to be played

LADIES HANDICAP

Still to be played

LADIES FRED PITMAN

Still to be played

LADIES PAIRS

Still to be played

LADIES TRIPLES

The Ladies Triples title was won by Maureen Stanley, Pat Edwards & Lynda Taylor. Winning 20 – 11 against Shelia Hooper, Theresa Cornelius & Stephanie Routledge this was a close game up to the tenth end. The winning trio then took eight of the last ten ends to take the win.

MIXED PAIRS

Still to be played

MIXED TRIPLES

The Mixed Triples was won by Doug Potter, Gordon Page & Theresa Cornelius playing against Christine Read, Paul Stretton & Colin Whiley. This was another close game up to the mid way stage before Doug & his team took control to win 20 – 11.

PARTNERED PAIRS

Still to be played

Remember over the weekend of 15th & 16th September another 10 Competitions will be decided......

 

RIVIERA MIXED TRIPLES COMPETITIONS

The Final of the Knock Out Competition will be played on Wednesday 19th September starting at 10.00 am.

The final will be played at Paignton Torbay BC and will be contested by Paignton BC and Kings BC.

The final League Play Off match will be played on Thursday 20th September starting at 9.45am

The final will be played at Babbacombe BC and will be contested by Brixham St Mary BC and Paignton B.C.

All team Players pay 1 for Tea and Biscuits. 

Good Luck to you all.

Gordon Hewer

  MARLDON OPEN MIXED FOURS TOURNAMENT 2018

MBC August 2018In weather that could not have been better this year (in fact it was very hot!), everyone had a marvellous day. As the day commenced the club and surroundings looked absolutely superb and was a testament to the incredible work put in by many Club members leading up to and running this event.

The entire day went without a hitch and after some excellent bowling and three matches completed for each and every team it was time to identify the winners. In third place were P Grant, C Parker, R Parker & B Dunm. The runners upIMG_6287 position was taken by P Phillips, M Symons, T Berry & G Heaven.  In first place was a team consisting of R Woolland, C MacDonald, R MacDonald & S Fewtrell.  The winners cheques and the trophy were presented by Marldon Bowls Club President, Mr. R Knapp. Well done to everyone taking part and especially to those that won!

The green was in very good condition bearing in mind the extremely hot weather and lack of water in the lead up to the tournament, so many thanks have to go to Paul Stretton and his team for their work to provide such a good playing surface.

None of this could have occurred without the planning and preparation behind the scenes to make the day go without a hitch, well done and thankyou to Fran Vallis for taking up the mantle and organising the day (again) along with the support of Kevan Davey who created and printed all the programs and scorecards.

Alongside Fran on the day were the scorers Colin Cradock and Colin Whiley who recorded and posted ongoing results. Lynda Taylor did a fantastic job meeting and greeting all the visiting bowlers and spectators.

Car parking was again under the control of Keith Durbridge who marshalled the parking with great aplomb and made sure everything went smoothly.

As previously stated the Club looked superb for the day with lovely planted pots and hanging baskets – supplied by Barry & Linda Hodges, Dave Alcorn and others. Allan Coombe and his team ensured furniture was arranged to provide maximum seating capacity for bowlers and spectators. 

The draw was once again excellently run by Pat Edwards who with her helpers put their heart and soul into selling a fantastic number of tickets.IMG_6232

With the weather being as warm as it was Dave Alcorn who had a great time and did a fantastic job selling ice creams. He was also instrumental in getting two extra match day sponsors in the form of Cox of Torbay Garage (who provided a free car/van valet and Ye Olde Smokey Housea free car van MOT test). The second extra sponsor was Ye Old Smokey House pub which offered up a complimentary meal for 2 with a bottle of wine. Both of these prizes will be auctioned at a major club gathering.

It’s not just the bowling that makes the day go well, the social aspect was first class as ever. Special thanks have to go to Gordon Page and his trusty team of helpers, Carole Page and Lynda Taylor who ensured the bar was manned at all times to provide the much needed drinks. The catering was first class so our thanks must be extended Carole Page and to all those involved, especially Chris Read, Jane Lake, Betty Amos, Maureen Stanley, Sue Muller, Theresa Cornelius, Marcia Piper, Derek & Pat Denbow and Anne Bailey in the provision of lunches, teas, coffees, etc . We also had a trusty team of food logistics personnel who made sure meals and sides were delivered to the right place at the right time. They were Barry Bailey, Ricky Knapp, Gordon Page, and Bryan Salter. There were plenty of compliments regarding the catering. Last but by no means least on the food front we have to thank everyone who baked and supplied a cake for the day.

At the eleventh hour we had to put a substitute rink in to cover a late withdrawal so many thanks to Barry Hodges, Maureen Morgan, Ray O'Brien & June Gibbons for forming the substitute rink.

Ricky Knapp, our Club President looked resplendent in his finery presenting the winning teams with their cheques and the trophy.

This was a superb day with the club showing itself off really well – the feedback and comments heard around the green throughout were nothing short of fantastic. We have named some people here who helped make things happen. There were many other members who helped out in advance of and throughout the day, too many to mention (and too risky for Editor to miss someone out) but you know who you are – A MASSIVE THANKYOU.

Fran Vallis - Tournament Organiser

In Memory...Steve Heath1

It was with very deep regret and sadness that we had to report the recent passing of Steve Heath on 10th July 2018.

A service to celebrate Steve's life was held on Monday 30th July 2018 at the Co Op Funeralcare Service Chapel, Dartmouth Road, Paignton. This was followed by a gathering of family and friends at The Factory, Torbay Road, Paignton.

Steve was born a Cornish lad in Launceston on 28th April 1957. He was the youngest of seven children born to Cecil and Flo. Steve did most of his growing up in Bishopsteighton, where after leaving school he became a gardener. This is the profession Steve followed for his entire working life. Indeed he was very successful at it. He won many a prize at the local village fete in Bishopsteignton.

We all know Steve though, predominantly through Marldon Bowls Club where he was a member alongside his wife Maureen for the past seven years or so. Steve met Maureen in a pub in St Marychurch Road, Torquay some years ago. He took an instant shine to her but alas the feeling wasn't mutual straight away. Maureen felt he was too young. Anyone who knew Steve would say he could persist in his quest for something if he so desired, this was one of those instances. Steve soon managed to persuade Maureen to be his girl - they fell in love and were married in 1979.

Their family home was in Redwell Road, Paignton and at this point Steve's son Simon was already part of the family. The family then moved to Longstone Road and this is where their daughter Sheryl was born. Shortly after the birth of Sheryl the family moved back to Redwell Road to a house just opposite their original one. Whilst at this house, their youngest daughter Natalie was born.

Steve had a number of hobbies and these included his great passion for horses and he was even known to win on occasions after a flutter. He enjoyed bingo, ran his own skittles team (Guys & Dolls) and along the way made a great many friends. Of course we know Steve as having joined Marldon Bowling Club some seven years or so ago. We would all recognise Steve as an ambitious and competitive bowler who always wanted to play his best. He was a regular player in our league teams as well as many a club event. He had his success along the way as well. In 2013 he was a runner up in the Club Partnered Pairs Championship bowling alongside Maureen. They avenged their runners up spot winning this title for the next two years. In 2015 Steve was also part of the runners up team in the Mens Triples bowling alongside Shaun O'Leary and Tony Powell. Also in 2015 he was part of the winning trio in the Mixed Triples competition - this was especially poignant as Maureen was part of the runners up trio!

As much as Steve loved all these hobbies and activities, his greatest love has always been for Maureen, their family and friends. As Natalie said - he was the perfect Dad, always there to support and advise.

Steve was a very proud man - determined, full of dignity, integrity and could be relied upon. H was a friend who wore his heart on his sleeve, you knew where you stood with him. Steve was always there to support others in their time of need.

In more recent times as Steve fought his illness he displayed immense courage and strength. He was a fighter. 

He was a devoted husband to Maureen, a loving Dad to his children and their families. He was a very proud Granddad and doted on his Grandchildren. All in all he was loyal a family member, friend and neighbour to all those around him.  Steve, with Anne & Pat

Steve also had a great sense of humour, he enjoyed a laugh, a song and a dance. This humour carried right the way through to the recent Celebration of his life. Never again will we watch the Postcode Lottery advert, hear the song "Let Em In" and not think of Steve. He sang this song at every opportunity with his Grandchildren. Then at the conclusion of the service they played "Tiger Feet" - Steve's all time favourite, he never missed a chance to jump to his feet and show off his legendary Dad dancing skills to this song.

Steve was a great member, team mate and friend at Marldon Bowls Club, he will be missed. At this sad time our thoughts and sincere condolences go to Maureen, Simon, Sheryl & Natalie as well as other family members and friends.

CLUB TRIPLES LEAGUE

CLUB NIGHT LEAGUE TABLE as at 10th September

 

Team

Played

Won

Drew

Lost

Points For

Points against

DIFF

Points

1

Skittlers

15

32

1

12

250

-172

78

109

2

Devon Dumplings

15

28

2

15

270

-161

109

106

3

Giraffs

15

25

7

13

250

-178

72

100

4

Rolling Stones

15

20

6

19

231

-213

18

87

5

N.E.G.

15

24

4

17

220

-199

21

78

6

Flower Power

15

19

4

22

193

-202

-9

74

7

Mustgetbeers

15

20

5

20

209

-222

-13

71

8

Herbs

15

20

3

22

208

-216

-8

69

9

Golden Oldies

15

17

6

22

186

-246

-60

60

10

Soppy Wet Tarts

15

17

4

24

200

-239

-39

59

11

Misfits

15

16

4

25

189

222

411

58

12

Bumble Bees

15

8

3

34

139

-320

-181

27

 

GAMES

Points

Result

WEEK 14 - 3rd Sept

FOR

Against

Draw

FOR

Against

Points

Herbs Vs SWT

2

1

0

18

11

8

2

Flower Power Vs Giraffes

2

1

0

13

11

8

2

Devon Dumplings Vs Bumblebees

3

0

0

39

8

10

0

Mustgetbeers Vs NEG

0

3

0

6

17

0

10

Golden OldiesVs Rolling Stones

1

2

0

13

12

6

4

Misfits Vs Skittlers

0

3

0

11

19

0

10

 

GAMES

Points

Result

WEEK 15 - 10th Sept

FOR

Against

Draw

FOR

Against

Points

Skittlers Vs Herbs

2

1

0

9

16

4

6

Giraffes Vs Misfits

1

2

0

12

16

2

8

Devon Dump'gsVs Rolling Stones

0

3

0

5

17

0

10

NEG Vs Flower Power

1

2

0

9

16

2

8

Bumblebees Vs Mustgetbeers

0

2

1

12

21

1

9

SWT Vs Golden Oldies

1

1

1

18

18

5

5

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