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.