TENBY 85 LLANDRIDNOD WELLS 67
Last Saturday the Layton and Co Solicitors sponsored Tenby side travelled to Llandridnod Wells for a Quarter Final match in the Carruthers Shield. Captain Jon Webb and his team knew this was going to be a tough test, and with the opposition on their own turf it was always going to be a close encounter.On the show rink were Cameron White, John Baggott, Pat Currie and skip Paul Diment. Matched up against legendary Llandod skip Ken Price, this was always going to be a test for the Tenby four. The opposition got off to an early lead, but Paul and his men are made of sterner stuff and soon adapted to the pace of the green and cruised to a very impressive 5 shot victory.
Next up was Luke Rees, Aaron Lloyd, Peter Day and Andrew Muskett. This contest was close throughout with the lead switching practically every end, the Tenby foursome kept it as tight as they could, but were just edged out by 2 shots. Dai Spencer, Jon Webb, Mike Jackson and John Roberts were always in control in their encounter. With skip John in scintillating form the Tenby men blasted away their opposition by 18 shots. Neil Dickinson, Joe Richards, Luke and Craig Guymer had a battle royale on their rink. 11 shots in arrears at the halfway stage, the Tenby lads dug in, and at the end reduced the deficit to a match saving 3 shots.
A fabulous 18 shot win now puts the Tenby team into the semi-finals and another trip to Llandod to face RTB, this is the third time in four years that the team has made it to the finals at the home of Welsh Bowls. A very happy bus returned to Tenby late that night, but the good performances did not stop on the Bowling green. John “the Silencer” Roberts wowed the crowd with his vocal skills, and as it was Olympic fortnight, Pat Currie even entertained everyone with a very polished Gymnastic routine.
Rink Scores (Tenby First, Llandridnod Skips only)
Cameron White, John Baggott, Pat Currie, Paul Diment 21; K. Price 16
Luke Rees, Aaron Lloyd, Peter Day, Andrew Muskett 15; B. Jones 17
Dai Spencer, Jon Webb, Mike Jackson, John Roberts 32; N. Price 14
Neil Dickinson, Joe Richards, Luke Guymer, Craig Guymer 17; T. Evans 20