Melton bowlers make step up to top table

Melton IBC's summer gala and presentation evening EMN-180927-093051002
Melton IBC's summer gala and presentation evening EMN-180927-093051002
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There were some notable success stories as Melton Indoor Bowls Club held its summer gala and presentation evening.

Among the winners were several past novice winners, a legacy of the club’s Mission 650 project to bring a host of new bowlers into the club and develop their skills.

Gala secretary Eva Radford organised a country and western-themed night culminating in competition secretary Mick Rawle’s report and the presentation of summer competition prizes by club president Pat Wright.

Last year’s Novice Ladies’ Pairs winners Liz Dyer and Rose Barton won the main competition this summer, while another novice from last April, Pauline Wells was runner-up in the Summer Ladies’ Singles.

The winners of the upcoming winter competitions, meanwhile, will go through to the County Finals at Charnwood IBC from April 1 to 14 next year.

Summer Main Competition prizewinners –

Men’s singles: John Robinson; runner-up: Shaun Stubbs. Men’s pairs: Don Welch/Brian Boag; r-up: Paul Warrington/Mark Warrington. Men’s two-wood pairs: Trevor Main/Brian Boag; r-up: Mark Wade/Matt Smith. Men’s triples: Peter Breeze/Tony Wright/Lewis Parnell; r-up: Malcolm Lomax/Don Welch/Brian Boag.

Ladies’ singles: Erica Warrington; r-up: Pauline Wells. Ladies’ pairs: Liz Dyer/Rose Barton; r-up: Dorothy Jaggers/Pauline Wells. Mixed Pairs: Erica Warrington/Mark Warrington; r-up: Rita James/Chris James.

Open sets singles: Lewis Parnell; r-up: Shaun Stubbs. Open over 60s singles: Brian Boag; r-up: Bob Smith. Open over 80s singles: Nick Stubbs; r-up: Walt Reid. Australian Pairs: John Robinson/Lewis Parnell; r-up: Trevor Taylor/Brian Boag. Open triples: Carol Lomax/Malcolm Lomax/Brian Boag; r-up: Sandra Groves, Colin Wagstaff/Mick Lawrence.

* Anyone interested in taking up indoor bowls, call Peter Bailey on 07547 777258 or go to Melton IBC’s Open Day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.