Fishguard Ladies 4pts. Tenby Arches Ladies 2
5 June 2015
A changed Tenby ladies team travelled to Fishguard last week quietly conﬁdent following their last home encounter when they picked up maximum points. The game. which was close throughout, was dominated by the home rink skipped by Jenny Harris and the Tenby rink skipped by Alison Redman. Jenny's rink set the pace and won by 17 shots, while Alison's rink had a I4-shot victory, with the ﬁnal overall score of 43 shots to 40 going in Fishguard‘s favour.
Alison was supported by Carol. Ginnie and Mair and at the halfway stage they were20 shots ahead. Fishguard fought back with Ann Newbery’s squad picking up 12 shots in four ends, including a count of ends. This count probably resulted in the over-all defeat for the Arches ladies. but it's all about ‘what if? Helen had Liz. Meryl and Lon in her rink. but they were never in the game and won just six ends, ﬁnally losing by 17 shots to Jenny Harris‘s four. Our ‘missing teapot‘ lady was at it again. spotting a beautiful Gunnera Manicata plant by the side of the green, only to mispronounce it, causing giggles and smiles from all around!
FIVE ARCHES LADIES 4 pts. PENDINE LADIES 2
2 June 2014
Five Arches ladies games are corning one on top of the other at the moment, with little time for a break. On Monday. the Arches ladies entertained Pendine ladies, finishing the game with a win by 43 shots to 33, so securing four points.
Skip Helen with Liz, Meryl and Gerry found themselves in a real good game until the 14th end then it all went dark, dropping 15 shots to lose by 24 shots to 15. Alison with support from Carol, Ginnie and Lon had no such problem in their game. At tea, they were 14 shots ahead and continued to build on this to complete the game with art impressive 28 shots to nine win. Well played everyone.
Tenby Arches Ladies 4pts. Picton Ladies 2
24 May 2014
Tenby Arches ladies played host to Haverfordwest Picton last Saturday on a day not contusive to playing bowls. Rain fell throughout, making it difficult for both sides. But it was the Arches ladies who triumphed by the narrowest of margins winning by 35 shots to 34 in a low scoring match. Julia’s rink of Carol, Mair and Gerry were evenly matched against their Haverfordwest counterparts with the lead changing hands several times. On the last end, Tenby needed two shots to win and looked to have secured it with woods around the jack. Haverfordwest conceded just the one shot and despite Gerry measuring several woods had to admit defeat losing by 16 shots to 17. Alison and her team of Ginnie, Lon and Helen also had a tight game and with two ends to go were four shots down. With defeat not an option, Alison’s ladies fought back to get three shots on each of the last two ends to win by 19 shots to 17. This was a hard won four points in poor bowling conditions, The Arches Ladies were well supported throughout by Audrey in her white waterproofs and sunglasses, ever the optimistic! Our missing teapot lady also turned up ready to play, but was not needed.
FIVE ARCHES LADIES 6 pts. HAVERFORDWEST PICTON 0
29 May 2014
Five Arches ladies travelled to Haverfordwest last Thursday, playing back to back games against Picton ladies. Their first game resulted in a four points to two victory for the Arches ladies in a very close encounter, with just one shot separating the teams. This away game was also close, but finished with a six points victory for the Arches ladies, with the scores at 30 shots to 26. Alison's rink of Carol, Ginnie and Mair found themselves battling against a strong Haverfordwest rink that included 14-year-old Kirsty Evans, who was encouraged throughout, but the Arches ladies were always in control and, despite dropping a four on the 13th end, they went on to win by three shots.
Helen was supported by Liz, Meryl and Gerry, who had an even tighter tussle against their opponents, who included another 14-year-old, Sara Davies. After 21 ends there was just one shot in it and it was Helen's team that left the green triumphant. With the game over and Tenby ladies set to navigate their way out of Haverfordwest, there was panic in one of the cars after taking a wrong turning. Fortunately for all on board, the 'missing teapot lady' knew how to get out of Haverfordwest and got the ladies home safe and sound,
Tenby Arches Ladies 6 pts. Neyland Ladies 0
21 May 2014
It was important for Tenby ladies to get back to winning ways against Neyland ladies following their last game defeat against Whitland. With the previous day’s game postponed due to heavy rain the ladies took to the green last Wednesday in near perfect conditions. Julia’s rink of Liz, Ginnie and Gerry were always in control with Liz, back from her short break in good form at lead With one count of five and three threes. Julia’s rink won by 29 shots to 14 and winning 15 of the 21 ends in the process. Alison’s rink of Audrey, Carol and Helen had a much tougher game on their hands. Neyland ladies had a one-shot advantage, with the lead having changed hands several times up to this point. The 17th end turned the game in Tenby’s favour picking up six shots with everyone contributing. The Arches ladies were now in the lead and held on to win by 20 shots to 17. This was a good performance by the Arches ladles winning overall by 49 shots to 31.