Holwell Sports Bowls Club awards night

Holwell Sports Bowls Club president Anne Whittaker with the season's trophy winners. EMN-161210-172759002
Holwell Sports Bowls Club president Anne Whittaker with the season's trophy winners. EMN-161210-172759002

Holwell Sports Bowls Club marked the end of another outdoor season with their presentation evening, held at The Stute and hosted by Bob Lemon.

Alan Tipper took the honour of club champion and was also the club sets winner, while Glenise Marshall won the ladies’ singles title and the two wood singles.

It was a special night for Glenise who had been prevented from playing in 2015 by ill health. She was also runner-up in the ladies pairs’, along with her partner Beryl Kurth, with Jean Ladkin and Sue Lemon taking the honour.

Jean was also runner-up in the ladies’ singles, handicap singles, won by Sue Lemon, two-wood singles and mixed pairs with her partner Cliff Thompson.

The mixed pairs prize went to Dennis Hopkinson, in just his second year bowling, along with Sue Lemon after a nip-and-tuck final against Jean and Cliff.

Phil Hardy took the honours in the two-wood singles and was runner-up in the men’s singles, while John Richardson won the men’s novice singles.

John finished runner-up in the two-wood singles, vets singles and men’s Sets, a real achievement for a bowler in only his second year playing.

Dennis Pearson won both the handicap singles and veteran singles, while the Alec Whittaker Cup was won by Eddy Tracey, Dennis Pearson and new member Colin Spaulding who had been bowling for just three weeks at the time of the win.

The Club Person of the Year award went to Sue Lemon in recognition of her contribution as secretary.

The Frances Blythe Trophy went to club president Anne Whittaker for all she had done throughout the year when unable to play, and Alan Tipper took home the Players’ Player of the Year award.