Two Trophies in one weekend for Greenbank
The inaugural Clarence Davey Inter Club Plate competition took place at the St. Annes and Brislington Green on Sat 5th Sept. where Greenbank played Avonmouth in the Final of this new competition.
Greenbank had a emphatic 101 - 47 shot victory which set them up nicely for the next morning.
Sunday could not have been better, weather wise, for the Lloyd Trophy Final at Bristol St. Andrews against GB Britton.
The game was very close for all of the 17 ends. One rink for Greenbank built a good lead but that was countered by GB Britton holding a similar lead on one rink until Pete Bennett's rink picked up 7 shots on the 20th end.
The third rink were nip and tuck throughout the game and together with a good win on the second rink both did enough as it turned out, to give Greenbank an unassailable lead.
As the two finished rinks looked on the head was very tight and impossible to see who was holding shot but all was clear when Pete Bennett's last wood sprung the jack to pick up another 7 shots to give Greenbank the second Final victory of the weekend.
Geenbank 43 GB Britton 27.
The City and County of Bristol Fours Semi-Final
Bristol Greenbank had two Fours through to the Semi-Final at Bristol St. Andrews that were not drawn to play each other, so hopes were high for a inter Greenbank Final.
Alas twas not to be!
The Jerry Coffield four were draw against holders skipped by Keith Elliott (Bristol St. Andrews) and Jeff Lowden's four were drawn against Eddie Hopegood (Bristol).
Jerry lost by 24 - 17 while all the excitement was focused on Jeff Lowden's Rink.
On the 19th end Jeff appeared to be skipping a winning rink and was 21 - 15 to the good. Then disaster struck when they dropped a 7. Try as they might to make amends, The final score was 22 - 23 to Eddies rink.
Valiant effort lads.
Local Success for Scott Avery
Well done to Scott for beating all comers to win the Bristol Section of the Champions of Champions of the Gloucestershire Bowling Association.
Wins against Steve Hunt 21 - 17 (Bristol St. Andrews), Gareth Hall 21 - 9 (Page Park) and Dennis Overton 21 - 9 (Bradley Stoke) meant that he had a formidable opponent in Chris Russell (Henleaze) in the final that was held at GB Britton club on Sunday 19th July.
Scott must have been suffering a lack of game time after his recent wedding because he found himself 18 shot to four down and all seemed lost.
But from somewhere he managed to find inspiration and slowly but surely clawed his way back into the game winning by 21 shots to 20.
The Semi-Final and Final of the Gloucestershire Bowling Association (GBA) has been postponed because some of the qualifiers have also qualified for the Singles competition. The rearranged dates and venues will be announced by the GBA when arranged. Semi-Final update
Semi-Final update: Unfortunately Scott lost 21 - 11. In his own words it was a disaster. Never the less he done very well to just miss that Final spot.
Bristol Greenbank have had a very successful season with a second successive win in the Clarence Davey Plate with a resounding 114-49 win against Ardagh at Henleaze BC.
Clarence Davey Plate Final 2016
Bristol & District 1st Division
A hard fought battle in the Bristol & District 1st Division where we were top with one game to go, tied on 117 points with Olveston. Unfortunately we lost the last game to finish second in a very competitive season.
Gloucester League 1st Division
A great finish in the 1st Division of the Gloucester league with away wins against Cheltenham A and Glos City A to finish second.
Following the success of reaching the County Cup Semi Finals held at GB Britton's on 11th September we finished 4th losing to Tetbury by 1 shot.
County Cup Finalist
Ken Griffin Mixed Pairs (GBA)
Congratulations to Sue and Gerry Coffield for winning the GBA Mixed pairs for the 3rd time in four years. Great achievement guys!
North East Pairs Winners
A fairly one sided final saw both Chris Lowden and Keith Smith win the pairs. Well done guys!