Webb and Holden win Felixstowe double

BOWLS: The 72nd Felixstowe Open Bowling Tournament ended at the Felixstowe and Suffolk Bowling Club with the finals of the men's pairs, men's triples and ladies' triples followed by the presentation of the trophies and prizes.

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The 72nd Felixstowe Open Bowling Tournament ended at the Felixstowe and Suffolk Bowling Club with the finals of the men's pairs, men's triples and ladies' triples followed by the presentation of the trophies and prizes.

Clive Webb and England international Adrian Holden of the Felixstowe and Suffolk BC retained the winners' trophy in the men's pairs when they beat John Lankester and Dave Cousins from California Club, Ipswich.

The holders had to be at their best to maintain a slight advantage until the 13th end when they led the California pair by 13-11, but then they scored nine shots to two over the last ends to run out comfortable winners 11-13.

Earlier, in the semi finals, Webb and Holden trailed clubmates father and son Ian and Andy Meikle 9-15 at 17 ends, but then scored two fives to lead by 19-15 and then hung on to win 19-18.

In the other semi, Lankester and Cousins began badly and were 1-13 down at eight ends against Shane Preston of the Ipswich BC and Steve Mayes of the host club, but then they scored in all but one of the remaining ends to run out easy winners 22-14.

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In the ladies' triples, Joyce Love, Pam Tarbard and Janet Paternoster of the Roundwood BC are the first winners of this competition introduced to the tournaments this year.

In an entertaining final, the Roundwood trio found themselves trailing by 3-11 after 12 ends, but they then scored a five on the 13th end, five on the 15th end and a six on the 17th to beat a Rookery/Debenham combination of Doreen Rednall, Betty Clarke and Anne Hawkins by 20-16.

In the semi-final the Roundwood triple took an early eight-shot lead after seven ends and continued to dominate to win by 18-7 over Sylvia Wilson, Carol Weller and Joyce Alden from Brantham BC.

In the other semi-final the Rookery/Debenham combination were evenly matched with Monica Snook, Bridget King and Jacqiue Edgar from Boxford up to 11 ends when the score was 9-8, but then they scored on all the remaining ends to win 20-8.

John Chalk, Robby Morter and David Wellington from Brandon BC repeated their 1991 success in winning for a second time the men's triples.

The Brandon trip took an early lead 8-0 after four ends and kept control throughout to win 21-8 against Mike Wallis, Michael Rice and Steve Prentice from Margaret Catchpole BC.

Final day results

Men's Pairs

Semi-Finals: I Meikle, A Meikle 18 C Webb, A Holden 19, J Lankester, D Cousin 22 S Preston, S Mayes 14.

Final: Clive Webb, Adrian Holden 22 J Lankester, D Cousins 13.

Men's Triples

Final: M Wallis, M Rice, S Prentice 8 John Chalk, Robby Morter, Dave Wellington 21.

Ladies' Triples

Semi-Finals: J Love, P Tarbard, J Paternoster 18 S Wilson, C Weller, J Alden 7, D Rednall, B Clarke, A Hawkins 20 M Snook, B King, J Edgar 8.

Final: Joyce Love, Pam Tarbard, Janet Paternoster 20 D Rednall, B Clarke, A Hawkins 16.

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