Final countdown at Felixstowe Open

BOWLS: The fourth day of the Felixstowe 72nd Open Bowling Tournament commenced with further rounds in the Men's Singles. There were an unusual number of "walk-overs" and one player, Bob Davey of Hadleigh, progressed to the third round without bowling a wood.

BOWLS

THE fourth day of the Felixstowe 72nd Open Bowling Tournament commenced with further rounds in the Men's Singles.

There were an unusual number of "walk-overs" and one player, Bob Davey of Hadleigh, progressed to the third round without bowling a wood.

Steve Barber, a new member of the host club, beat Mick Thorpe from the Otley Bowls Club 22-17 and now faces Middleton Cup player Chris Love from the California Club, Ipswich. Winner in 2000, Jack Jermy, overcame Felixstowe and Suffolk bowler Eddie Swift by 21-5.


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In the ladies singles Kath Caley of Brantham beat Nina Wise of Sudbury 21-17 and will now play last year's runner-up Margaret Coles of Waldringfield in the fourth round, while the defending champion Mary Saunders of Bramford will be against Wendy James of the Felixstowe Bowls Club.

The ladies pairs saw the local team of Pam Sage and Margaret Vincent defeat Margaret Stokes and Kath Caley 22-17 in a close game. In the 'A' section final they will play Monica Snook and Jacquie Edgar of Boxford who had a convincing win over Jean Veryard and Silvia Tibbenham 32-9.

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In the 'B' section final Maggy Page and Kat James from Woodbridge will meet Heather Wade and Pam Smith from Colchester both having good fourth round wins.

Friday play includes third, fourth and fifth rounds of the mens singles, section finals of the ladies pairs, fourth Round of ladies singles followed by the fourth round of the mixed triples.

Mens singles

Section C First Round: W Stark 21 D King 18, G N Crockford w/o J Bloomfield scr, G F Coles scr R Vest w/o, L Careless 21 R Beadle 12, C Chick 21 J Wells 6, J Osborn scr J Boss w/o, K Moyse 10 S Barber 22, M Thorpe 21 D Keene 20, C Love 21 T Kirby 19, I English 21 W Barham 17, B Field 5 S L Prentice 21, I Meikle 16 G Barker 21, F Whadcoat scr K Linge w/o, B Pryke scr E Courteen w/o.

Second round: D Williams 21 J Leith 14, W Stark 13 G N Crockford 21, R Vest 21 L Careless 12, C Chick w/o J Boss scr, S Barber 22 M Thorpe 17, C Love 21 I English 11, S L Prentice 19 G Barker 21, K Linge 21

E Courteen 15.

Section D First Round: R Davey w/o G Rowland scr, M Friston scr E Hodgson w/o, P West w/o I Parnell scr, J Williams 21, A Pile 10, B Adams 6 R Barbard 21, P Benneworth 21 J Sharman 11, G Lord 21 F Woolnough 14, G Turner scr R Adams w.o.

Second round: A Corcoran 7 D Crapnell 22, E Swift 15 J Jermy 21, P Tricker 23 D Cowie 11, T Smith 14 A Phillips 21, R Davey w/o E Hodgson scr, P West scr J Williams w/o, R Tarbard 13 P Benneworth 21, G Lord 12 R Adams 21.

Ladies pairs

Section A Fourth Round: J Veryard S Tibbenham 9, M Snook J Edgar 22, M Stokes M Caley 13, P Page M Vincent 22.

Section B Fourth Round: M A Page K James 22, M Dunn S Allen 16, H Wade, P Smith 26 E Fearby R Abbs 12.

Ladies singles

Section A third round: W James 21 P Rackham 5, M Saunders 21 H Hawes 20, M Saunders 21 M Snook 20, I Friston 14 E Corcoran 22.

Section B third round: A Dickinson 19 M Coles 21, N Wise 17 K Caley 21, P Linge 1 J Love 22, A Fraser 13 G Rednall 21.

Section A third round: W Earthroll, K Earthroll, C Webb 21, J Bell, T Crosley, N Wise 6, H Humphries, R Beadle, A Beadle 17, H Wade, P Smith, M Wade 20, B Gynn, R Gynn, P Wright 8, J Osborn, J Merchant, M Saggers 29, J Friston, N Friston, D Halliday 19, N Wright, K Wright, S Rutterford 12.

Section B third round: C Rednall, M Addison, J Rednall 16, D Betts, M Betts, T Brundish 22, P Hill, P Quartermain, E Moule 8, B Last, N Last, P Last 20, N Bennett, J Essex, R Vest 20, D Crapnell, W Last, M Saunders 15, M Cotton, R Cotton, D Brinkley 8, G Nunn, S Mayes, D Rednall 24.

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