Many congratulations to Ysie White for being selected to represent Wales at the recent international series in Scotland. Ysie is pictured with international colleagues , Ceris Hewlings, Steph Amos and Gemma Amos from Saundersfoot BC.
TENBY ARCHES LADIES
Last week was a busy week for the Arches Ladies, playing three consecutive league games on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday and Friday evenings. The first of these games was played at home against Pembroke Dock Ladies, and although it was competitive, it was played in a very friendly and jovial manner, with the Arches Ladies collecting four league points and Pembroke Dock two. The game did not start well for Arches captain Carol who skipped her rink of Margaret, Liz and Gerry. They dropped a count of four on the first end and never recovered against a strong Pembroke Dock rink skipped by Betty James, finally losing by 26 shots to 14. In complete contrast, the Arches' second rink skipped by Alison and supported by Meryl, Jan and Jo dominated their game, winning by 32 shots to nine. The final score was 46 shots to the Arches and 35 to the visitors.
Tenby Ladies' second game of the week was an evening fixture played at home against Whitland Ladies, which ended in a surprising result. Gerry skipped a changed rink of Meryl, Carol and Helen, who found themselves in a very tight game. At 10 ends, the Arches Ladies were one shot ahead, but sealed a win by picking up 10 shots on the following four ends, finally winning by 24 shots to 10. On the outside rink, skip Alison was supported by Lynn, Jan and Jo. Alison's rink raced away to a 14-shot lead after 10 ends and at 15 ends went further ahead by 20 shots to five and then the Whitland fightback began, picking up an incredible 16 shots without reply to lead by one shot with two ends to play. Alison's rink picked up one shot on the penultimate end to tie the scores and, with the light fading fast, it was down to a last end 'shoot out.' Club stalwart Lynn bowled the perfect lead shot, finishing on the jack, which was to remain unchallenged as Whitland tried desperately to move it. The result was a one shot win for Alison's rink by 22 shots to 21 and an overall win for the Arches Ladies by 46 shots to 31 and six league points.
On Friday night, the Arches Ladies travelled to Whitland, still buoyant from the previous evening's win, but this was to change once they took to the green. Whitland were revitalised and dominated this back-to-back clash, winning by 51 shots to 28. Alison's rink of Carol, Jan and Lynn were always playing catch-up and were never able to put pressure on the Whitland rink skipped by Cally, eventually losing by 29 shots to 14. Gerry's rink of Meryl, Liz and Jo had a much tighter game and at 10 ends were just one shot adrift, but a six on the 11th from the Whitland Ladies created a buffer which the Arches Ladies could not reduce, losing by 22 shots to 14. Whitland Ladies gained their revenge and secured the maximum six league points.
Neyland Ladies 6pts Tenby Arches Ladies 0
29th July 2015
Playing their second game in consecutive days, Tenby Arches ladies suffered humiliating defeat away to Neyland by 28 shots to 59. This will be the game that the Tenby ladies, who are sponsored by Tenby House, will want to forget about. Carol's rink of Margaret, Jan and Gerry were 19 shots adrift at the break and never recovered losing by 17 shots to 32. Alison, along with Lynn, Meryl and Helen had an uncharacteristic off day going down by 11 shots to 27. Suffice to say that the Tenby Arches ladies were well beaten.
Tenby Arches Ladies started their season last week with back to back wins against Pembroke Dock Park Ladies. The first of these games was played away in warm, pleasant conditions. Both Tenby rinks started poorly, finding it difficult to get the length and pace of the green.
Alison’s rink of Carol, Jan and Lynn failed to score on the first three ends, but gradually found their form, winning comfortably by 29 shots to 9, including a run of 10 consecutive ends picking up 20 shots. On the outside rink, Gerry was supported by Meryl, Liz and Jo Shrewry, who has joined the Arches Ladies from neighbours Whitland. This Arches rink were up against a Park triple who started and finished well, with Tenby Ladies picking up shots at the midway stage, but eventually lost by 14 shots to 22.5. The overall score was Tenby Arches 43 shots Pembroke Dock Park 31.5, with four league points going to Tenby and two to Pembroke Dock.
In contrast to Tuesday’s game, the Friday rematch was played in continuous rain. This was not the weather to play bowls in, but the green was playable, so the ladies donned their wet weather clothing and got on with the rematch. There were no changes to Alison’s rink, with Carol, Jan and Lynn in support. With the game shortened to 18 ends, Alison’s ladies won comfortably over a Pembroke Dock Park triples by 20 shots to 7.5. Gerry, once again on an outside rink, had a much closer game than the score suggests, losing by 12 shots to 19. They had their chances, but were thwarted by shot-saving bowls from the Park skip. The overall score was Tenby Arches Ladies 32 shots Pembroke Dock Park 26.5, with four league points to Tenby and two points for the Park.
This was a steady start to the 2016 season, securing eight points out of maximum 12.
Haverfordwest Picton Ladies 2pts Tenby Arches Ladies 4
28th July 2015
This was a big shots win for the Arches Ladies sponsored by Tenby House over Picton ladies last week winning by 45 shots to 29, but with one Tenby rink losing they returned home with just four points of the six league points available. Alison Redman and her rink of Liz, Audrey and Lynn have had a good season and this form continued against the Picton ladies rink skipped by Pam Langdon. At eight ends, Alison's rink were ahead by 13 shots to nil, the Picton ladies made a brief recovery, but were well beaten at the end by 31 shots to 11. Captain Carol's rink of Margaret, Jan and Gerry have had an up and down season, playing well at times, but not getting the final shot in to convert losing positions into winning ones. The rink had their chances but dropped six shots on the 16th end to the Picton rink skipped by Ann Thomas which sealed defeat for the Arches ladies losing by 14 shots to 18.