Tenby v Castle

Pembrokeshire League Division One

Chandler RogersDue to the success of the Carruthers Shield, domestic matches have had to be arranged and I would like to thank Mike Gouldingay for his work with this difficult task.  Tenby were 22 points behind Whitland, but had 3 games in hand, and last Saturday, played against the league leaders at their own ‘green’.  Therefore the task for Tenby was to win two of the three games in hand that were played before their visit to Whitland.

Tuesday, 24th July, Tenby entertained Haverfordwest Castle and enjoyed a comfortable 45 shot win although this was due to two rinks winning by large margins and only 11 points secured for the nights work.  With several first team players absent, the junior players had an opportunity to shine and Arron Lloyd was the pick of the bunch by playing superbly for Andrew Muskett.

This reduced the point’s deficit on Whitland to 11 and the rink scores for that game were as follows:

Rink 1:  N Dickinson, C White, J Baggott and P Day 19-20 D Summers

Rink 2:  G Hewitt, A Lloyd, J Webb and A Muskett 32-6 R Lewis

Rink 3:  D Spencer, T Brown, J Richards and P Diment 34-14 B Hall

Rink 4:  B Cloake, A Hooper, L Guymer and C Guymer 21-21 B Absalom

The Thursday, Tenby then entertained Haverfordwest and it was ironic that although the winner margin was lower than Tuesday night, 28 shots, the maximum 14 points were secured as Tenby won on all 4 rinks.  Arron Lloyd retained his place in the team due to his performance on the Tuesday evening.

Rink Scores:

Rink 1:  D Spencer, J Richards, P Day and Paul Diment  24-18  P D S Jenkins

Rink 2:  G Hewitt, A Lloyd, J Webb and A Muskett 21-16 A Wilks

Rink 3:  L Rees, M Jackson, S Williams and C Guymer 26-17 R Price

Rink 4:  N Dickinson, B Simmons, J Baggott and P Currie 25-17 R. O’Leary

With a lead of three points and still that important game in hand, Tenby fielded their strong Carruthers side, but due to the success of John Roberts in the Saundersfoot Open, Arron Lloyd features for the third successive game and played with Phil Carpenter.

Always a lively encounter, the Whitland team proved to be a hard team to break down, but with Tenby knowing that a win would virtually seal the league title for the third successive year, they had a comfortable win by 23 shots and won on three out of the four rinks to seal a 12-2 victory. Craig Guymer’s rink was always in control against Dan Jenner, the Whitland Vice-Captain and took an early 8-0 lead after 4 ends and finished the match with top rink spoils, 25-12.  Pat Currie always had the edge on Whitland Captain, Glyndwr Thomas and won 21-17 even though they lost the last 3 ends.

The undeafeated back end combination of the Double PD’s backed up with the ever impressive front end combination of Spencer and Richards came up against the top Whitland rink but were in total control and also ran out comfortable 20-12 winners.  Tenby’s sole defeat at the hands of Steve Reese, by 2 shots, gave some consolation to the Whitland team.  Trailing by 4-13 after 12 ends, the rink rallied and came back strong to lead at the 20th end by one, but for a near miss by Phil Carpenter with the last bowl of the match  victory would have been their’s.

Rink Scores:

Rink 1:  L Rees, M Jackson, L Guymer and C Guymer 25-12 D Jenner

Rink 2:  N Dickinson, J Baggott, J Webb and P Currie 21-17 G Thomas

Rink 3:  D Spencer, J Richards, P Day and P Diment 20-12 A Whitehouse

Rink 4:  G Hewitt, A Lloyd, A Muskett and P Carpenter 16-18 S Reese

Following from this victory, Tenby now have a lead of 13 points and still have a game in hand.  They have to play Pembroke Dock and Saundersfoot away and Milford Haven home and now require 15 points if Whitland win their remaining two games by the maximum margin.  With the vast superiority in shot difference, 14 points will be enough.  Congratulations to Whitland for once again pushing the Welsh Champions in the domestic league, but Tenby have once again proved to be Pembrokeshire’s best and congratulations to them for another successful campaign, barring a huge slip up.

Preview – Tenby vs Glyncorrwg – Welsh Club Championship Quarter Finals.

Tomorrow, at 3pm, the Tenby team entertain one of the top sides in Welsh Bowls, Glyncorrowg from, last Pontrhydyfen, the Afan Valley.  The path to the quarter finals has seen the Valley side having a bye in the first round while Tenby easily defeated Caerleon away from their Sutton Street Headquarters.  The second round, Tenby travel to Morriston, who had earlier defeated former winners, Victoria (Swansea) and Old Landorians (Swansea).  Although on paper a very tough test for the ‘sharks’ they came away with a comfortable 29 shot win.  Glyncorrwg accounted for Brynhyfryd (Llanelli) former 4 times winners by 13 shots away from home (79-66) which shows that they can produce performances away from their home ground.

Tenby produced the performance of the round in round 3 (last 16) beating the most successful side in the history of the competition, Pontrhydyfen, by a huge 43 shots and winning on all 4 rinks.  Not to be outdone, Glyncorrwg defeated a very strong RTB Ebbw Vale side, which included several current Welsh Internationals in their side, including one of their former players and current Welsh International Skip, Jonathan Tomlinson.  Also in the Ebbw Vale side was the World Indoor Singles finalist, Stewart Anderson which proves that the result, especially away from home for the second consecutive round, indicates that the Afan Valley side mean business and are a very big threat to Tenby’s hold on the Shield.

Stars of the Glyncorrwg side has have to include, Ross Tomlinson, who together with Geoff Simon and Neil Taylor won the British Isles Triples only a few months ago, and Ross’s father, John Tomlinson, a former Welsh National Singles Winner.   However, this side has great players in all positions and Tenby have their work cut out to reach their second successive appearance in Llandridod Wells.  The match has been sponsored by Bet Fred Bookmakers, and the Tenby Club are very grateful for their support and the club welcome local supporters which I am sure will witness a great match between two evenly contested teams.  There is a team practice scheduled for Friday night and every player who has not featured in Gold Cup week is expected to attend.

Silver Bowl Results 2010

Silver Bowl Phil CarpenterFinal
David Kingdon 14 Phil Carpenter 21

Semi Finals
David Kingdon 21 Craig Guymer 12
Phil Carpenter 21 Anthony Smith 15

Quarter Finals
Phil Carpenter 21 Steve Hill 18
John Roberts 6 Craig Guymer 21
David Kingdon 21 Paul Diment 19
Andrew Hopkins 19 Anthony Smith 21

Last 16
Craig Guymer 21 John Morgans 7
Martyn Harries 10 Paul Diment 21
John Roberts 21 Joe Richards 11
David Kingdon 21 David Weale 9
Steve Hill 21 Emelio Garcia 9
Phil Carpenter 21 David Evans 17
Ashley Hooper 7 Andrew Hopkins 21
Chris Berry 14 Anthony Smith 21

Round 2

Martyn Harries 21 Gavin Fielding 16
Rhys Fielding 19 David Kingdon 21
Paul Diment 21 Vaughan Williams 4
Mike Rees 19 Bryan Kingdon 21
John Roberts 21 Lee Williamson 7
Joe Richards 21 Mel Williams 11
Wayne Webster 5 Craig Guymer 21
Leigh Moses 19 John Morgans 21
Phil Carpenter 21 Kyle Mainwaring 15
David Evans 21 Matthew Partridge 16
Chris Berry 21 Tony Duckfield 9
Ashley Hooper 21 Cliff Hyde 10
Anthony Smith 21 Brian Kingdon 16
Steve Hill 21 Andrew Muskett 8
Andrew Hopkins 21 Sid Butler 18
Emelio Garcia 21 Peter Jenkins 17

Round 1

Matthew Partridge 21 Cameron White 16
Martyn Harries 21 Colin Davies 20
Keith Evans 19 John Owen 21
Eddie Oliver 18 Gavin Fielding 21
Rhys fielding 21 Ronan Breen 12
Dai Kingdon w/o Dilwyn John scr
David Weale 21 Luke Rees 14
Tom Daniel 7 Mel Williams 21
Joe Richards 21 Nicky Jones 13
Vaughan Williams 21 Brian Richards 4
John Roberts 21 Peter Haines 5
Eilyr Lloyd 18 Lee Williamson 21
Paul Diment 21 Colin Jones 9
Phil Carpenter 21 Scott Williams 2
Vince Ryan scr Wayne Webster w/o
Simon Williams 14 Craig Guymer 21
Keran Peregrine 14 Kyle Mainwaring 21
Leigh Moses 21 Gerald Hewitt 11
Phil Richardson 20 John Morgans 21
Tom Hooper 11 Stephen Hill 21
David Evans 21 Robert Davies 15
Morgan Holmes 12 Emelio Garcia 21
Peter Jenkins 21 Clive Webb 9
Matthew Partridge 21 Dilwyn Davies 18
Sid Butler 21 Jon Hubbard 8
Peter Willis 10 Ashley Hooper 21
Andrew Muskett 21 Mark Osborne 14
Peter Toomey 13 Chris Berry 21
Andrew Hopkins 21 Darren Potock 5
Cliff Hyde 21 Dale Gorman 12
John Owen 11 David Weale 21
Wyndham Rees 9 Anthony Smith 21

Prelim Round

Ronan Breen 21 James Williams 7
Robin Burden 5 David Kingdon 21
John Owen 21 Ieuan Owen 7
Hugh Morris Scr Keith Evans w/o
Kevin James Scr Colin Davies w/o
Chris Williams 16 Rhys Fielding 21
David Weale 21 John Smith 11
Ken Vaughan 17 Luke Rees 21
Luke Guymer Scr Martyn Harries w/o
Kevin James Scr Colin Davies w/o
Eddie Oliver 21 Richard Osborne 15
Brian Young 16 Gavin Fielding 21
Peter Haines w/o Stan Harries Scr
Danny Davies Jnr 10 John Roberts 21
Brian Richards 21 Peter Williams 7
Vaughan Williams w/o Huw Nicholas Scr
Phil Jones 14 Paul Diment 21
Colin Jones 21 Paul Bancroft 6
Tommy Nutt 6 Mel Williams 21
Lee Williamson 21 Aaron Lloyd 4
Harry Phillips 15 Eilyr Lloyd 21
Tom Holmes 12 Nicky Jones 21
Chris Price 19 Tom Daniel 21
Joe Richards 21 Les Davies 20
Leigh Moses 21 Tony Magness 5
Craig Guymer 5 John Baggott 17 (conceded)
Wayne Webster 21 John Webb 20
Simon Williams 21 Dilwyn Jones 8
Neil Rees Scr Gerald Hewitt w/o
Vince Ryan 21 Eric Davies 15
Phil Richardson 21 Adrian Evans 12
Phil Carpenter 21 David StJohn 10
Mike Gouldingay 3 Keran Peregrine 21
Mark Howells 15 Scott Williams 21
David Spencer 18 Kyle Mainwaring 21
John Morgans 21 Dai King Thomas 19
Dilwyn Davies w/o Peter Day scr
Ken Edwards 1 David Evans 21
Shaun Peregrine 9 Robert Davies 21
Stephen Hill 21 Jordan Hooper 1
Ben Cloake 9 Tom Hooper 21

Gold Cup Results 2010

Gold Cup Andrew HopkinsFinal
Andrew Hopkins 21 David Evans 14

Semi Finals
Andrew Hopkins 21 Nicky Jones 20
John Roberts 15 David Evans 21

Quarter Finals
Nicky Jones 21 Harry Phillips 16
Adrian Evans 11 Andrew Hopkins 21
John Roberts 21 Steve Hill 4
Ashley Hooper 11 David Evans 21

Last 16
Adrian Evans 21 Joe Richards 20
Harry Phillips 21 David Kingdon 18
Mike Rees 14 John Roberts 21
Steve Hill 21 Les Davies 6
Nicky Jones 21 Chris Williams 13
Phil Carpenter 14 Andrew Hopkins 21
Ashley Hooper 21 Tony Duckfield 16
David Evans 21 Matthew Partridge 19

Round 2

Rhys Fielding 19 Joe Richards 21
Andrew Hopkins 21 Tony Magness 7
Matthew Partridge 21 Jon Webb 10
Richard Osborne 12 Adrian Evans 21
Peter Wills Scr Nicky Jones w/o
Leigh Moses 15 Mike Rees 21
Tom Daniel 13 Dai Kingdon 21
John Roberts 21 Paul Diment 10
Chris Williams 21 Gerald Hewitt 20
Harry Phillips 20 Jon Hubbard 5
Tony Duckfield w/o Dilwyn Davies scr
Robert Davies 14 Ashley Hooper 21
David Evans 21 Colin Jones 14
Phil Richardson 13 Steve Hill 21
Les Davies 21 Peter Jenkins 14
Gavin Fielding 15 Matthew Partridge 21

Round 1
Joe Richards 21 John Williams 13
Mike Gouldingay 5 Rhys Fielding 21
Paul Bancroft 0 Richard Osborne 21
Phil Carpenter 21 Mel Williams 5
Eddie Oliver 13 Adrian Evans 21
Keith Evans 6 Robin Burden 21
Nicky Jones 21 Simon Williams 13
Ronan Breen 3 Tony Magness 21
Wyndham Rees 15 Peter Wills 21
Gerald Hewitt w/o Dilwyn Davies scr
Chris Williams 21 Mark Osborne 9
Martyn Harries 19 Andrew Hopkins 21
Danny Davies Jnr 13 Mike Rees 21
Ben Cloake 9 Jon Hubbard 21
Dai King Thomas 8 Tom Daniel 21
Colin Davies 18 Dai Kingdon 21
David Weale 16 Harry Phillips 21
Leigh Moses 21 Brian Kingdon 15
Paul Diment 21 Mark Howells 1
John Roberts 21 Brian Richards 13
Sid Butler 18 Les Davies 21
Phil Richardson 21 Dale Gorman 3
Vince Ryan 6 Stephen Hill 21
Phil Jones 16 Peter Jenkins 21
Ken Vaughan Scr Robert Davies w/o
Wayne Webster 12 Colin Jones 21
Dilwyn Davies 21 Aaron Lloyd 14
Lee Williamson 6 David Evans 21
Ashley Hooper 21 Clive Webb 12
Brian Young 15 Tony Duckfield 21
Gavin Fielding w/o Stuart Turner scr
Phil Carpenter 21 Robin Burden 9

Prelim Round
Kyle Mainwaring 18 - 21 Eddie Oliver
Richard Osborne 21 - 18 Chris Berry
Peter Williams 19 - 21 Paul Bancroft
Ken Edwards 7 - 21 Adrian Evans
Eric Davies 16 - 21 Rees Fielding
Luke Guymer Scr - W/o Mike Gouldingay
Craig Guymer 7 - 21 Keith Evans
Joe Richards 21 - 11 Morgan Holmes
James Williams w/o - scr Hugh Morris
Mel Williams 21 - 19 John Smith
Tom Hooper 8 - 21 Robin Burden
Andrew Muskett 13 - 21 Phil Carpenter
Tom Holmes 18 - 21 Tony Magness
John Morgans 13 - 21 Martyn Harries
Peter Toomey 14 - 21 Ronan Breen
Anthony Smith 15 - 21 Andrew Hopkins
Wyndham Rees 21- 13 Nigel Davies
Peter Wills W/o - Scr Huw Nicholas
Dilwyn John 21 - 4 John Owen
Dai Spencer 15 - 21 Nicky Jones
Chris Price 19 - 21 Simon Williams
Chris Williams 21 - 9 Emelio Garcia
Mark Osborne 21 - 2 Scott Williams
Darren Potock 8 - 21 Gerald Hewitt
Luke Rees 13 - 21 Harry Phillips
Ben Cloake 21 - 12 Vaughan Williams
Keran Peregrine 15 - 21 Tom Daniel
Iuean Owen 10 - 21 David Weale
Neil Rees scr - w/o Jonno Hubbard
K James scr - w/o Dai King Thomas
Dai Kingdon 21 - 11 Cliff Hyde
Eilyr Lloyd 8 - 21 Brian Kingdon
Mike Rees w/o - Scr Eamonn Maher
Stan Harries scr- w/o Danny Davies
Colin Davies 21- 14 Tommy Nutt
Leigh Moses 21 - 15 Cameron White
Jordan Hooper 10 - 21 Brian Richards
David A StJohn 4 - 21 Paul Diment
John Roberts w/o - scr Peter Day
Mark Howells 21 - 14 Dilwyn Jones
Phil Richardson 21 - 9 Shaun Peregrine
Dale Gorman 21 - 17 Peter Haines

County Under 18's

Congratulations to Cameron winner of the County under 18's Singles

Cameron White

Tenby v Pontrydfen

Welsh Club Championship (Carruthers Shield)

Tenby 93 – 50 Pontrydfen

Tenby v PontrhydfenAfter the successfully navigating past Caerleon and Morriston in the first and second round of the Carruthers Shield, the Tenby sponsored Layton and Co solicitors and Chandler Rogers Estate Agents team played at Sutton Street to face the most successful team in the History of the Carruthers Shield.

Pontrhydfen have won the title 7 times and have won the event 6 times since 1999 and lost by 1 shot in the 2007 final. Pontrhydfen is a small village in the Afan Valley, in Neath Port Talbot county borough and their side is littered with Welsh Internationals, World and Commonwealth Champions and Multiple Welsh and British Isles Champions.  This game was the sternest test that the Tenby Club have faced in their entire history and Pontrhydfen went into the match as firm favourites to end Tenby’s tenure as Welsh Club Champions.

At 5 ends, Tenby were down by 6 shots (12-18) and the task facing them was beginning to show as Pontrhydfen started to settle into the match with their international players showing their skill by quickly adapted to the Tenby ‘green’.  Tenby rallied superbly over the next 5 ends and led by 6 by the 10th end (35-9).  From there, Tenby took control of the match by taking the challenge to the Afan Valley team and led at 15 ends by 28 shots (66-38).  By the time the 18th end was recorded, the match as a contest was over as Tenby extended their lead to 36 shots and upon the conclusion, a victory of 43 was secured.

Rink 1, saw Phil Carpenter take on multiple commonwealth games medal winner David Wilkins.  David was superb for the away team and showed just why he has attained over 120 welsh international caps.  The match was close up until the 10th end at 8-8, but then the Tenby rink, with newly crowned Pembrokeshire Pairs ChTenby v ampion, Jonathan Webb in great form as was Tenby’s former Welsh International, Phil Carpenter, won the next 5 ends to lead 20-8.  The final score of 22-14 could have been by a bigger margin if it was not for the skill of David Wilkins.

Pat Currie team up with Welsh International John Roberts, and at five ends they could not get on the score board and trailed 0-7 to another Welsh International, Barrie Evans.  The rink rallied with Neil Dickinson having a superb game.  Neil totally outplayed Ben Thomas (back to back indoor singles champion 2008 and 2009) to help the rink take a 8-7 lead by the 10th (end).  A count of ‘5’ broke a close scoring match and after the 18th end, the Pontrhydfen team conceded defeat as the rain came in, 20-12.

Junior Internationals Luke and Craig Guymer formed, once again, a great ‘rink’ partnership with the excellent Luke Rees and Mike Jackson both in great form on Rink 3.  They took on former World Champion, William Thomas and like the result on ‘rink 1’, the match was evenly poised at 10 ends, with the home rink behind 7-8.  A strong finish from ends 13 to 21 saw them win 20-13.

Paul Diment played on Rink 4 against Welsh International, Jeff Wilkins and at 5 ends the strong combination of Diment and Pembrokeshire Singles Champion, (Peter) Day trailed by 3-5.  A change in tactics which involved the front end of David Spencer and Joe Richards changing ‘hands’ (not literally!)  reaped dividends and by the 10th end, they had built up a lead of 6 shots (12-6).  David Spencer, in my opinion, played his best ever game for Tenby and was backed up by the excellent Joe Richards.  The rink at 15 ends had now raced into a 23-6 lead and a count of ‘6’ on the 18th end saw a huge win of 31-11 being recorded.

Tenby v PontrydfenIn my opinion, this was the best ever performance by a Tenby team and could even rival the historic events of last August when the Welsh title was won for the first time.  It is always hard to defend a title as teams will always be better prepared and determined to be the first to defeat the holders.  Considering the strength of the opposition, the score line has no doubt sent a message to Welsh Bowls and after the result, Tenby have been installed as 6/4 favourites to retain their title.  Next up will be another Afan Valley team, Glyncorrwg.  Although they have not got the pedigree of Pontrhydfen, they are an extremely skilful side and Tenby have a hard task on their hands to progress to the semi-finals.  Obviously home advantage is a great boost at this stage of the competition and with the match being held at Sutton Street I do not see anything but a win.  However lessons have been learnt from our earlier defeat at home to Whitland and complacency will not be an issue for this match. I reported after the Whitland defeat that it could very well be a result which focused us and so far I have been proved, like selection, right(!).

Rink Scores:

Rink 1:  G Hewitt, J Webb, A Muskett and P Carpenter 22-14 D Wilkins

Rink 2:  N Dickinson, J Baggott, J Roberts and P Currie 20-12 B Evans

Rink 3:  L Rees, M Jackson, L Guymer and C Guymer 20-13 W Thomas

Rink 4:  D Spencer, J Richards, P Day and P Diment 31-11 J Wilkins

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