Tenby Arches Ladies v Fishguard Ladies

15 May 2014
Tenby Arches Ladies picked up their first six-point win of the season against Fishguard last Thursday with a 42-28 shots victory. Julia King-Thomas’s rink of Ginnie, Mair and Carol were drawn against a strong Fishguard rink skipped by Jenny Harris. The ladies were evenly matched throughout, but the game turned in Tenby’s favour on the penultimate end with a great shot from Julia. The Tenby ladies were two down, and with Fishguard first on the mat, they drew two perfect woods to the jack. Julia asked ladies’ captain Carol to play a shot to split the woods, but she narrowly missed twice, leaving her woods behind the jack. With Julia playing last, it was down to her to save the rink from defeat, and her experience was to tell as she stepped up and played the perfect shot to split the Fishguard woods and trail the jack back to waiting Tenby woods to pick up five shots. A very tight and tense game finished with Julia’s rink winning by 18 shots to 16. Alison’s rink of Audrey, Meryl and Helen were in total control throughout their game, playing some excellent bowls to win by 24 shots to 12. Alison’s rink also had some drama, but not on the same scale as Julia’s. One of Alison’s ladies simply forgot to bowl her two woods and it was not until Alison, who was skipping the rink, found that she had an extra wood, that the question was asked ‘where had this wood come from?’ The woods that had been played were checked and the result was that the lady who lost the kettle and tea pot last week had forgotten to bowl one of her two woods! This was a good result for the Arches ladies, securing maximum points, but stiffer challenges lay ahead.

Tenby Arches Ladies v Whitland Ladies

17 May 2014 

Tenby ladies anticipated a tough home fixture against Whitland last Saturday and were not disappointed, with the strong visiting team running out winners by 49 shots to 41. With the two ladies rinks playing alongside their male counterparts in a Carruthers fixture, the atmosphere was charged with a large crowd supporting their teams. The contrast in starts of the two Tenby rinks was totally opposite. Alison’s rink of Audrey, Meryl and Helen got off to a flyer and at six ends were 13 shots to nil up. Conversely, Julia’s rink of Margaret, Carol and Gerry were down 16 shots to nil. Things were going to change as losing rinks found their form. Alison’s rink looked to have the game won at 19 ends, with a four-shot lead, but Cally and her team fought back and on the last end were holding five shots to win the game. Alison stepped onto the mat needing something special to save her team from defeat. She was not to disappoint them, playing four of the five woods out and leaving a measure for the fifth. The measure went in Whitland’s favour, resulting in a 24-shot draw and a solitary point for the Arches ladies. Julia’s rink, after their poor start, picked up their game to get within three shots of Sue Evans’s team at one stage, only to finally lose by 17 shots to 25. The Arches ladies were obviously disappointed with this performance as they could not mirror the result of their male counterparts who had an excellent win in their Carruthers competition.

Tenby Arches Ladies v Pembroke Dock

Fourcroft HotelTenby Arches Ladies 2 pts.  Pembroke Dock 4pts
30 April 2014

With the rain ever-threatening and the green bowling heavy, Tenby Arches Ladies entertained the ladies from Pembroke Dock last Wednesday. Unlike their first game, the Arches ladies were able to turn out a full side, but by the end of the game, and with the rain falling, it was the visitors who triumphed by 56 shots to 26.

On rink five, Tenby’s Lon Evans took on the responsibility of skip against the experienced and amiable Betty James. Tenby managed to stay in the game for the first seven ends, but after that it was all downhill, losing by 31 shots, including a hot shot from Betty James’s rink. On rink six, Helen and her team of Margaret, Mair and Gerry got off to a flying start and at 12 ends were cruising along with a 10-shot lead, but Pembroke Dock were not finished. The visitors won six of the last nine ends, but their change in form was not quite enough to win the game, with Helen’s rink finishing victorious by just one shot. This rink victory secured Tenby two valuable points against a strong Pembroke Dock side.

Tenby team with Pembroke Dock skips only:
L Rees, M Cooke, C Lloyd, L Evans 8 : B James 39
M Skyrme, M Marquiss, G Brutnell, H Baggott 18 : D Davies 17

Milford Ladies v Tenby Ladies

Fourcroft HotelMilford Ladies 2pts Tenby Ladies 4pts
3 May 2014

Tenby Arches Ladies travelled to Milford last Saturday hoping to gain points to keep them in the top half of the division. Both rinks were evenly matched, with the game ending in a win for Tenby by 40 shots to 30, gaining four of the six points available. After a wobbly start, Gerry’s rink managed to get their form together, with Liz, playing at lead, getting the better of her counterpart. Lon and Carol ably assisted skip Gerry and at 10 and 19 ends the scores were even, but it was the Milford ladies who triumphed, winning the remaining two ends to secure a three-shot win.

Helen’s rink also had a shaky start, but managed to stay in touch with Milford up to the 14th end. Tenby then stepped on the gas with Audrey, Meryl, Lynn and Helen all hitting form at just the right time to score 15 shots in the remaining seven ends to win by 25 shots to 12. Tenby Arches ladies have a very busy league programme in May, with five home games and one away. Captain Carol offers an open invitation to come along and see how the game is played.  Ladies find time to take up sport.

Tenby team with Milford skips only:

L Rees, L Evans, C Lloyd, G Brutnell 15 : S Scobie 18
A Owens, M Cooke, L Rafferty, H Baggott 25 : M Carter 12

Tenby Arches Ladies v St Issellls

Fourcroft HotelTenby Arches Ladies 4pts. St Issells 2pts.
23 April 2014

 Tenby Arches Ladies started their long league season with a home game against local rivals St Issells. Tenby Ladies Captain Carol welcomed the visitors with the news that they would have to play the game with a lady short due to other commitments from the small Tenby squad. St Issells also had the same problem , so the match started with a player each short. Tenby Skip, Helen Baggott and her team were drawn on the outside rink, with the game very evenly matched up to the 16th end. By the end of 18th end, St Issells had edged into a 5 shot lead. Helen, Gerry and Meryl fought back well to hold three shots for the game until St Issells  skip , Beryl Lewis, with her last wood drew the shot to win the rink for the visitors. On rink five, Julia King Thomas had a similar start to that of Helen, with the score tied at eight-all at 11 ends. Julia's rink of Carol, Lon and Liz then found some excellent form, with everyone contributing shots, and eased to a 13-shot win. Tenby Captain, Carol Lloyd, would like to extend a welcome to any local ladies to come along and see how thegame is played with a view to taking up the game of bowls.

Rink Scores (Tenby Arches first, St Issells Skips only)
L Rees, L Evans, C Lloyd, J King Thomas 24: B Lawrence 11
M Cooke, G Brutnell, H Baggott 14: B Lewis 15




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