TENBY 76 v HAVERFORDWEST 78
Tenby began their League title defence against a strong Haverfordwest side keen to improve on their runners up spot last season. As predicted in the Captain’s speech it was going to be a tough match between two top sides in Pembrokeshire and this was evident from the first few ends.An extremely tight and keenly contested match followed and the result hung in the balance until the final bowl of the match which went Haverfordwest’s way by a couple of shots. Tenby must now re-group for the tough encounter away at Whitland knowing only a win will be good enough if they want to retain their League crown.
Rink 1 – L Rees, P Hooper, J Webb, A Muskett 22 - R O’Leary 16
Rink 2 – G Hewitt, S Davies, C Guymer, P Day 13 – J Dixon 30
Rink 3 – N Dickinson, R Taylor, M Jackson, J Roberts 16 – C Court 18
Rink 4 – C White, B Cloake, B Simmons, P Diment 25 – R Thomas 14
A big thank you must go to N D Toy & Partners Ltd, Independent Financial Advisors for sponsoring the new Tenby shirts.
On a glorious Saturday afternoon, Tenby entertained Kidwelly in the annual curtain raiser to the competitive bowling season. Kidwelly fielded a very strong team and with Tenby short of a number of their star players, an interesting game lay ahead. On rink 1 Jon and his lads fought well but finally succumbed by 10 shots, Captain Andrew on Rink 2 and a close tussle with bowls wizard Matthew Partridge but eventually fell short by 4 shots and Tony and his rink had a day to forget on rink 3 losing heavily to Colin Jones. Rink 4 was the bright spot of the day, Gerald skipping for the first time , inspired his teammates to a thrilling one shot victory. On the remaining rinks, normal service was resumed as Kidwelly won by 8 shots on rink 5 and by 4 shots on rink 6. Congratulations to Kidwelly for their comprehensive win, the final score Tenby 92 Kidwelly 155
Rink 1 Neil Dickinson, Harry Meades, Aaron Lloyd, Jonathan Webb 14 Robin Burden 24
Rink 2 Luke Rees, Fred Broomhead, Mike Jackson, Andrew Musket 20 Matthew Partridge 24
Rink 3 Bill Benham, Brian Winstone, Jim Taylor, Tony Powling 8 Colin Jones 46
Rink 4 Ron Hurlow, Ken Lloyd, Clive Webb, Gerald Hewitt 21 Mark Davies 20
Rink 5 Joe Hewitt, Ray French, Jon Hubbard, Ashley Hooper 11 Steffan Harries 19
Rink 6 John Rees, Steve Davies, Peter Hooper, Ray Taylor 18 Matthew James 22
County bowls finals writes Ceris Hewlings...
A large crowd of supporters enjoyed a high standard of bowling at the annual Pembroke County Bowling Association finals on Saturday. Hosted by Whitland Bowling Club, home club of association president Colin Wynn, a total of 12 games were played throughout the day, which even saw the sun make a welcome appearance! Peter Day, of Tenby, won the blue riband singles event, a feat he previously achieved in 2010, beating the holder Craig Jones, of Haverfordwest. Staring defeat in the face, a last bowl of the match super bowl by Chris Court, of Haverfordwest, saw he and partner Ryan Thomas clinch the pairs title over Jon Webb and Pat Currie, of Tenby, in an extra end thriller, while John Roberts, also of Tenby, now has his name on every open county competition trophy after winning the triples with Mike Jackson and last year’s president John Baggott.
Tenby’s Paul Diment lifted the rinks trophy for an amazing eighth time - this time with Peter Day and twins Luke and Craig Guymer, while new names on the prize-winners list included their teenage clubmates Ben Cloake, who lifted the Under 18s cup, and Aaron Lloyd, who won both the U25s and U35s trophies. In the Over 60s competitions, Mal Evans, of Pendine, successfully defended his title, the pairs went to Brian McKehon and Stuart Howe, of Saundersfoot, who defeated the holders John Baggott and Pat Currie, while the rinks stays in Pembroke Dock with 2011 winners Tudor Harries, Brian Dowling, Ken Edwards and Richard Jones. At the fourth time of asking, Ysie White was finally successful in the mixed pairs final. This year with Jon Webb, they defeated the host club’s mother and son duo, Kathy and Dan Jenner, previous winners in 2009.
With the exception of the Under 35 singles and mixed pairs, all winners will now represent Pembrokeshire during the national finals week in Llandrindod Wells in August.
Open singles: P. Day (Tenby) beat C. Jones (H’west) 21-18.
Under 18 singles: B. Cloake (Tenby) beat J. Dennis (Saundersfoot) 21-20.
Under 25 singles: A. Lloyd (Tenby) beat R. Thomas (Haverfordwest) 21-17.
Under 35 singles: A. Lloyd (Tenby) beat G. Barrett (Milford Haven) 21-6.
Open pairs: C. Court and R. Thomas (Haverfordwest) beat J. Webb and P. Currie (Tenby) 17-16 after an extra end.
Open triples: J. Baggott, M. Jackson and J. Roberts (Tenby) beat B., M. and J. Dennis (Saundersfoot) 16-7.
Open rinks: P. Diment, C. Guymer, L. Guymer and P. Day (Tenby) beat C. Jones, C. Court, R. Thomas and J. Dixon (Haverfordwest) 17-11.
Over 60 singles: M. Evans (Pendine) beat G. Hughes (Saundersfoot) 21-13.
Over 60 pairs: B. McKehon and S. Howe (Saundersfoot) beat J. Baggott and P. Currie (Tenby) 20-15.
Over 60 rinks: T. Harries, B. Dowling, K. Edwards, R. Jones (Pembroke Dock) beat S. King-Thomas, D. King-Thomas, M. Dix and M. Evans (Pendine) 23-17.
Mixed pairs: Y. White and J. Webb (Tenby) beat K. and D. Jenner (Whitland) 28-20.
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
PCBA Finals - Schedule of Play
Friday 13th July
6.30pm: Under 25’s Singles: R. Thomas v A. Lloyd
Saturday 14th July
10.00am: Open Singles: C. Jones v P. Day
Under 35’s Singles: G. Barrett v A. Lloyd
Open Pairs: J. Webb & P Currie v C. Court & R. Thomas
Open Triples: J. Baggott, M. Jackson & J. Roberts v B, M & J. Dennis
Over 60’s Rinks: K. Edwards, B. Dowling, T. Harries & R. Jones v
S. King-Thomas, D. King-Thomas, M. Dix & M. Evans
3.00pm: Under 18’s Singles: B. Cloake v J. Dennis
Over 60’s Singles: G. Hughes v M. Evans
Over 60’s Pairs: P. Currie & J Baggott v B. McKehon & S. Howe
Mixed Pairs: Y. White & J. Webb v K. Jenner & D. Jenner
Open Rinks: P. Diment, C. Guymer, L. Guymer & P. Day v
C. Jones, R. Thomas, J. Dixon & C. Court