Melton bowlers serve up close novice finals

Novice Ladies Pairs winners Cheryl Rawle and Julie Kipling (left), with Pat Wright and Yvonne Kent EMN-180925-154228002
Novice Ladies Pairs winners Cheryl Rawle and Julie Kipling (left), with Pat Wright and Yvonne Kent EMN-180925-154228002
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Melton Mowbray and District Indoor Bowls Club held their Summer 2018 Novice Finals with many of this year’s entrants having only taken up the sport in the last 12 months.

All of the winners will be ineligible for the next round of novice categories and will have to try their luck in the main competitions.

Melton Indoor Bowls Club competition secretary Mick Rawle (left) with Novice Men's Singles Shield winner David Pick, and runner-up Brian Mitchell (right) EMN-180925-154204002

Melton Indoor Bowls Club competition secretary Mick Rawle (left) with Novice Men's Singles Shield winner David Pick, and runner-up Brian Mitchell (right) EMN-180925-154204002

Novice finals results –

Men’s Singles: David Pick 21-9 Brian Mitchell. Men’s Pairs: Richard Muddimer/David Armstrong 20-13 Mark Wade/Matt Smith. Ladies’ Singles: Vanessa Watling 21-18 Joan Shields. Ladies’ Pairs: Julie Kipling/Cheryl Rawle 25-19 Yvonne Kent/Pat Wright (club president). Mixed Pairs: Ann Nicholls/Richard Nicholls 22-19 Grace Wade/Mark Wade. Open Triples: Matt Smith/Mark Wade/Grace Wade 22-15 Jack Warner/Julie Kipling/Peter Kipling.

* The club holds four two-hour bowls taster sessions which are open to allcomers every week.

For details, call Peter Bailey on 07547 777258, or go along to Melton Indoor Bowls Club’s next Open Day on Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 2pm.

Melton Indoor Bowls Club president Pat Wright (left) with Novice Ladies Singles champion Vanessa Watling and runner-up Joan Shields (right) EMN-180925-154216002

Melton Indoor Bowls Club president Pat Wright (left) with Novice Ladies Singles champion Vanessa Watling and runner-up Joan Shields (right) EMN-180925-154216002

All of the sessions have coaches available throughout to help get new bowlers started.