Webb and Holden need extra end for win
BOWLS: The second week of the Felixstowe 72nd Open Bowling Tournament started under grey skies at the Felixstowe and Suffolk Bowling Club with the first round of the Men's Pairs sponsored by R J Temple – Independent Financial Consultants.
THE second week of the Felixstowe 72nd Open Bowling Tournament started under grey skies at the Felixstowe and Suffolk Bowling Club with the first round of the Men's Pairs sponsored by R J Temple – Independent Financial Consultants.
However, by mid-morning the sun appeared and set up another glorious day where spectators witnessed some excellent bowling.
Last year's winners Clive Webb and Adrian Holden of the host club were taken to an extra end before defeating Jack Brackenbury of Rookery BC and John Roper of the Bourne Vale BC 15-14.
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John Doward and Alan Pile from Stowmarket, last year's beaten finalists, got off the mark with a comfortable 22-16 win over D Cowie and W Mills from Trimley. The Beccles pair of Jack Jermy and Robin Norman, losing semi-finalists last year, were taken all the way before narrowly winning 23-21 against B Higgins and J Sharman of the Bramford BC. Last year's other losing semi-finalists Ken Wright of the Ipswich BC, playing with Colin Ramsey from Melton BC, are also through to the second round with a resounding win by 27-14 over Rolly Downing and John Catchpole from California BC.
The men's pairs continues today with the second and third rounds.
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First Round Section A: R Adams B Adams w/o F Seal B Fearn scr, R Doggett J Wells 19, A Corcoran G Robinson 17, J Mee M Wright 32, D Ward M Rawnsley 6, K Wright C Ramsey 27, R Downing J Catchpole 14, R Cotton D Brinkley 8, B Insley J Rednall 23, K Good J Farrow 32, R Wood R French 11, D Cowie W Mills 16, J Doward A Pile 22, J Willmot B Graves 15, P Box G Cooper 16, I Meikle A Meikle 23, I Levett D Thompson 18, K Laws E Beaumont 28, D Wardley K Freeman 20, R Day D Thorrington 25, R Gynn P Wright 8, E Courteen J Holmes 19, E Titshall P Morey 25, J Largent A Largent 20, D Alcock D Keene 24, M Saggers L Fordham 22, D Betts T Brundish 15.
First Round Section B: E Hodgson T Wright 17, B Wiggins K Earthroll 28, P Ling I Jacobs 19, R Oakley J Boss 18, B Willis W Aldridge 12, G Miller M Johnson 23, D Garnham P Tricker 12, C Chick P Mann 23, M Banks B Davey w/o P West, ANO scr, C Powell J Tibbenham 31, A Holmes A Hill 11, S Topple J Barrell 25, C Watts D Crapnell 19, R Bridges D Vincent 11, G Lankester M Howe 25, P Proctor T Pooley 16, R Alston T Kirby 27, D Bird D Grimwood 13, K Frost H Brown 44, S Cook D Burgess 4, G Rowland C Kemp 30, C Webb A Holden 15, J Brackenbury J Roper 14, J Jermy R Norman 23, J Sharman B Higgins 21, F Howe A Vaughan 9, C Caley D Rednall 22.
First Round Section C: R Love C Love 22, G Lord D Curtis 23, J Rose N Bennett 22, B Hunt S Prentice K Moyes 20, D Smith M Moreton 17, G Williamson A Veitch 11, N Last P Last 25, D Wellington R Morter 26, J Cracknell A Bayles 15, P Gosling B Mann 26, R Beadle H Humphries 17, P Waterworth R Hogger 27, R Brett J Herbert 24, A Cook M Page 25, F Woolnough G Cant 12, F Keen P Baggott 25, L Backhouse S Saunders 16, D Baggott D Clouting 16, M Rice S Prentice 19, R Vest S Barber 24, T Palmer D Johnson 16, T Flegg R Durrant 22, B Warne N Nunn 16, A Melton D Browne 17, M Keable G Coles 14.
First Round Section D: P Milldown H Bales 25, M Franks J Hoy 20, K Herbert R Davey 20, N Friston D Halliday 18, K Diaper R Denny 18, B Field J Leith 17, D Flatman P Hazelwood 17, R Maskell J Shave 20, S Fuller G Fuller 23, J Osborn T Wilkins 16, D Williams S Rutterford 16, I English D Smith 28, R Shepperd D Hughes 19, L Careless M Friston 18, J Robinson R Turner 9, J Chalk J Gooch 28, R Tarbard B Box 18, B Butcher P Wilson 11, A Fearby R Abbs 10, W Barham J Williams 28, T Caley D King 14, E Gaynor O Love 19, J Brooks P Crisp 21, F Kendall P Benneworth 14, N Thomas A Wyatt 18, D Billions C Moreland 17.