The Men played the first round of the National Top Club competition against last years competition winners Kings on their own green.
Tony Mason, Bryan Salter, Bob Tame & Gary Routledge had a torrid time against M Carrol in this discipline. After falling behind early on Marldon struggled to amass shots as they fell to a defeat 7- 27;
Colin Whiley, Graham Dowell & Ed Sosnowski found the triples match against J Boyt really hard going. Kings scored heavily in this one and after sixteen ends even the General (Ed) had to concede defeat in this one with the scoreboard showing 5 - 33;
Our Pairs team of Steve Brilli & Graham Brough put on a very good showing against D Whittwer. It really was anybodies game after eighteen ends with the scores all square. Sadly Kings posted a 3 whilst Marldon grabbed a couple of singles to fall to the slimmest of losses 17 - 18;
In the 4 wood singles Doug Potter put up a good fight against D Rogers in a game that spanned 28 ends. After twenty five ends Doug found himself 1 shot adrift at 16 - 17 but then nailed the next three ends to take the win 21 - 17;
John Gibbons had a slowish start against J Williamson in the 2 wood singles. After five ends though he found a line and length to get himself back into the game. After twelve ends it was all square. The second half of the game was nip and tuck all the way but John came out as the winner 14 - 13.
It was a close run thing but Kings edged it winning 3 disciples to two so move on to the next round.
The Over 55 V team played a rearranged fixture away against Torquay.
Ray O'Brien, Dennis Quincy & Colin Whiley had a tough game against D Tidridge going down to a big defeat 9 - 25 (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
Barry Hodges, Martin Rolfe & Terry Grant had a closer game against M Malloch but still lost out in the end 15 - 18.(A blank report card was submitted for this game).
The overall result was a defeat for Marldon 0 - 8 (Overall shot score 24 - 43).
17th May 2018
The Riviera A Team played their latest game at home against Totnes.
Theresa Cornelius, Carole Page & Gordon Hewer battled hard but lost out in the second half of the game against P Davies losing 11 - 19. (A blank report card was submitted for this game);
Colin Egan, Pat Haynes & Martin Rolfe had a tough day at the office losing out heavily against S Holland 10 - 26. (A blank report card was submitted for this game);
Betty Amos, Gordon Page & Ray O'Brien fell behind early on and never caught up against B Cawthorne losing 12 - 19. (A blank report card was submitted for this game).
The overall result was a defeat for Marldon 0 - 10 (Overall shot score 33 - 64).
The Riviera B Team played away against Babbacombe.
Pat Walton, Val Howe & Colin Whiley had a superb start against P Smith taking and early lead and then steadily building on it in the first half of the game. It was 14 - 4 at tea and Marldon were in no mood to let up after tea as they continued in the same vein. The scoring continued for Marldon in the second half as they went into the final end 16 shots ahead. The climax of the game was a nail biter as Marldon piled woods into the head and were holding 8 with just one wood to come from each of the skips. The HOT SHOT was one but sadly Colin was 12 inches short on the glory shot so he cannot be Players Player on this occasion! The rink did post a superb win though 32 - 8;
Barry Hodges, Pat McCann & Terry Grant took control early on in their game against D Hallam. They maintained their control throughout the game to post an excellent win 24 - 7. (A blank report card was submitted for this game);
Carlo Bragagnolo, Chris Read & Paul Stretton had a good steady game against C Robinson. With Carlo bowling extremely well at Lead there was never much between the two teams but the big turning point came about on the tenth end. Marldon were staring down the barrel lying 6 shots against before Paul played a great shot to cut it down to just a single shot dropped. After that Marldon had the better of the scoring to pull away and post a win 16 - 10.
The overall result was a win for Marldon 8 - 2 (Overall shot score 72 - 25).
16th May 2018
The Over 55 W team having submitted any cards as yet for their game against Paignton Torbay (As of Saturday evening 19th May)
The Over 55 V team played their latest game at home against Torbay Country Club.
Dennis Quincey, Colin Stratford & Len Woodbridge lost their game against S Willcocks 10 - 20. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
Dave Alcorn, Colin Whiley & Bob Tame had an excellent game against H Hunt. Marldon had a great start in this game forging an early lead. It wasn't long though before Country Club fought their way back into the game taking a 5 shot lead into the second half of the game. Straight after tea Marldon got the jack and went long. This was the turning point as Marldon dominated proceedings scoring well and running out as worthy winners 22 - 14.
The overall result was a narrow loss for Marldon 2 - 6 (Overall shot score 32 - 34).
15th May 2018
The Mens MDL A Team played their first away game of the season travelling to Bovey Tracey.
Colin Cradock, Colin Mills, Steve Brilli & Graham Brough benefitted from another good front end performance from the two Colin's against R Parker. It gave Marldon control of the game and it really restricted Boveys scoring opportunities. Marldon steadily amassed shots with the key end being the fourteenth as they converted a head that was 2 shots against to 4 shots up. After that they closed the game out scoring well to post a win 26 - 9;
John Gibbons, Bob Tame, Doug Potter & Gary started off well against P Martin. After taking an early lead Bovey did get back into it but Marldon still had control over the game. Up until the sixteenth end Marldon were still ahead but then the wheels came off the wagon. Marldon were forced into playing weighted woods to try and get out of trouble but alas it did not work. Bovey picked up 11 unanswered shots in five ends to hand defeat to Marldon 11 - 19;
Andy Pearson, Ray Sandercock, Barry Bailey & Pete Collings started off well enough against T Ridgewell but as the game progressed they could not stay in touch as someone call "Wicks" dominated the evening and the scoreboard as Marldon fell to a loss 9 - 23;
Graham Dowell, Ed Sosnowski, Tony Mason & Tony Powell coasted in the first half of this game against D Saunders. Despite this they still weren't far adrift on the scoreboard. After thirteen ends they suddenly awoke (probably the caffeine!!!) and started scoring more heavily to get Bovey under pressure. With Graham bowling well at lead Marldon restricted Bovey to just 2 shots in the second half of the game whilst Marldon posted 15 shots on the scoreboard. Final result was a win for Marldon 24 - 14.
The overall result was a win for Marldon 10 - 4 (Overall shot score 70 - 65).
10th May 2018
The Mens MDL A Team had a superb start to the season in their first game playing at home against Dawlish Lawn.
Colin Cradock, Colin Mills, Steve Brilli & Graham Brough started really well in this one amassing 12 shots to their opponents 2 in the first half of the game. Marldon maintained a healthy lead for most of the game with some great front end bowling from the two Colins. There was a fright in the closing stages as Dawlish posted some good scores but Marldon maintained their composure and took the win 23 - 20;
John Gibbons, Bob Tame, Doug Potter & Gary Routledge had a slow start in this one with Gary having to save shots in the first few ends. Slowly but surely Marldon got to grips with the rink and clawed back the shots to edge in front after eleven ends. Through the second half of the game it was a close run thing but when Marldon picked up 4 shots on the nineteenth end they had some breathing space. They kept it tight to the finish to win the game 21 - 16;
Andy Pearson, Ray Sandercock, Barry Bailey & Pete Collings struggled to get going in this one as they fell behind early on. Marldon seemed to score in blocks of ends in this game. Taking 12 unanswered shots in four ends in the middle of the game put them ahead before falling behind once more. They then picked up 13 unanswered shots over the final three ends to once again get out of trouble and take the win 28 - 20;
Graham Dowell, Ed Sosnowski, Tony Mason & Tony Powell had a bright enough start against A Muller. With Graham leading well it was looking okay for a while but Marldon found it increasingly difficult to match their opponents on this occasion. Dropping 8 shots in two ends near the end of the game was a killer as Marldon fell to a defeat 14 - 22.
The overall result was a win for Marldon 12 - 2 (Overall shot score 86 - 78).
The Riviera B Team played at home against Brixham St Mary B.
Chris Read, Pat McCann & Colin Whiley lost out in this one against R Houghton 16 - 26. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
Sue Muller, Dennis Quincey & Terry Grant narrowly lost against C Hall 15 - 16. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
Sheila Hooper, Val Howe & Paul Stretton won their game against B Gilbert 17 - 12. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
The overall result was a defeat for Marldon 2 - 8 (Overall shot score 48 - 54).
The Riviera A Team played away against Upton Park.
Pat Haynes, Ray Locke & Gordon Hewer had a good win against B Henderson taking the plaudits 19 - 11. (A blank report card was submitted for this game);
Tony Till, Lin O'Brien & Martin Rolfe had an exceptional win 27 - 10. (A blank report card was submitted for this game);
John Morgan, Ray O'Brien & Jo Locke suffered a defeat against B Venton, losing 8 - 27. (A blank report card was submitted for this game).
The overall result was a victory for Marldon 8 - 2 (Overall shot score 54 - 48).
9th May 2018
The Over 55 W team started this seasons campaign playing at home against Paignton.
Bob Howard, Terry Bowles & Graham Brough had an excellent win against K Sparks 25 - 9. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game);
Tony Till, Shaun O'Leary & Tony Powell lost out against T Brown 8 - 21. (Only a scorecard was submitted for this game).
The overall result was a win for Marldon 6 - 2 (Overall shot score 33 - 30).
The Over 55 V team started this seasons campaign playing away against Kings.
Barry Hodges, Martin Rolfe & Terry Grant won their game against M Harding 17 - 16. (Incorrect scorecard used and no report card submitted);
Pat Walton, Colin Stratford & Bob Tame won their game against J Boyt 15 - 13. (Incorrect scorecard used and no report card submitted).
The overall result was a win for Marldon 8 - 0 (Overall shot score 32 - 29).
5th May 2018
The BIG GAME for the new Barry Keenor Trophy took place on this date. The Mens MDL A Team versus the MDL B Team. How did it play out?.....
On a bright Saturday morning the teams took to the green. It was a close encounter as you can see from the scores below.
MDL A RINKS
MDL B RINKS
John Gibbons, Keith Hollings, Graham Dowell & Ed Sosnowski
Colin Egan, Colin Whiley, Colin Stratford & Ricky Knapp
Bob Tame, John Gilbert, Doug Potter & Tony Powell
Dennis Quincy, Dave Alcorn, Ray O'Brien & Terry Bowles
Andy Pearson, Pat Walton, Ray Sandercock & Pete Collings
Terry Grant, Gordon Hewer, Shaun O'Leary & Len Woodbridge
Colin Cradock, Colin Mills, Steve Brilli & Graham Brough
Barry Hodges, Pete Gadd, Paul Stretton & Bryan Salter
Well done to the B team who took the honours and bragging rights in this one.
3rd May 2017
The 2018 season for both Riviera Triples League Teams got underway in bright sunshine this past week.
The Riviera A Team played away against Brixham St Mary.
Ray O Brien, Dave Alcorn & Pam Hills found it tough going against K Henry. Whilst Marldon struggled with finding the weight their opponents opened up a sizeable lead. Marldon slowly found their feet but the damage was already done and they lost out 13 - 22;
Lin O'Brien, Theresa Cornelius & Len Woodbridge had a great start in this game against M Hall opening up a 6 shot lead after just three ends. Brixham St Mary then started to peg the score back and develop a lead on the scoreboard of their own. Marldon battled away but could not prevent a loss 12 - 20;
Pat Haynes, Pat Edwards & Martin Rolfe had a very close game against R Houghton, it was nip and tuck all the way. Through to the seventeenth end there was nothing to separate the teams, Marldon were holding 6 to take the lead when the opposing skip drew shot with their last wood. The game remained close to the end where Marldon just lost out 14 - 17.
The overall result was a defeat for Marldon 0 - 10 (Overall shot score 39 - 59).
The Riviera B Team played at home against Torquay B.
Gill Hartley, Colin Stratford & Ricky Knapp started well enough against M Brown but found conditions a little tricky. With Gill bowling well they kept the scoring close for the first half of the game. It was Torquay who hit a purple patch two thirds through and picked up 9 unanswered shots to take control. Marldon finished with a flurry scoring 6 on the final end but still lost out 14 - 17;
Maureen Stanley, John Gilbert & Val Howe struggled in the first half of this game against R Perrett falling 9 shots behind after six ends. Everyone was struggling with weight but Marldon got to grips with it better and fought back hard to get themselves 3 shots ahead with one end to play. Having done all the hard work it was then disappointing to drop a 4 on the final end to lose out 18 - 19;
Lyn Taylor, Colin Whiley & Paul Stretton didn't have the greatest of starts against R Russell falling 7 shots behind after four ends. Marldon then settled and reeled their opponents in. The game remained tight right the way through and everything was all square after the penultimate end. The final end shoot out went the way of Torquay as Marldon narrowly lost out 13 - 14.
The overall result was a defeat for Marldon 0 - 10 (Overall shot score 45 - 50).