OUTDOOR COMPETITION RESULTS – 2019
Again we were favoured with good weather for finals day and apart from one extreme day for weather in August, only 2 games delayed. As usual we had the clashes with County, National and other high-profile games, but managed to get around these problems without to much disruption to our timing.
The green at Bounds Green looked to be in its usual very good condition in the early morning sunlight and looked to be bowling well when the Challenge Shield between Bromley A and Kings Chase A commenced.
Rink 2 was very even but Bromley A took an early substantial lead on rink 3, Kings Chase clawed their way back till the scores were well balanced, rink 2 finished first with Bromley A winning 18-17, rink 3 had one more end to play with Bromley A leading 25-22, Kings Chase skip with the last bowl played a running wood to shuffle the pack and after long deliberations claimed 3 shots to tie on rink 3, thus Bromley A winning by one shot 43-42. Intriguing well fought contest.
Lonsdale was the next to finish, Simon Varty from Bletchley St Martin B C took an early lead, but by the 11th end Matt Short from Old Dean B C had fought back to be one shot down 11-10, Matt then put together winning streak and won 5 of the next 6 ends scoring 11 shots to win 21-12 on the 17th end.
Gold Badge was next to finish with Attilio Ciampini from Uxbridge B C took an early lead and by the 19th end was ahead 15-11, Andrew Richardson from Southey B C then repeated the Lonsdale game by putting together a winning streak over the next 7 ends scoring on 5 of these amassing 10 shots to win 21-17 on the 26th end.
Fours were early to finish with North Sheen B C overwhelming Bournemouth Park B C who conceded the game to North Sheen 26-16
So back to the excitement, the pairs was another ding dong battle after losing the first 2 ends Bromley B C came back scoring 15 shots on the next 3 ends, not to be out done Bletchley Town dug in and on the 20th end were 22-24 down collecting a 3, 5 & 4 on the way, but after a nail-biting last end Bromley B C held on to 1 shot to win 25-22.
Now to the triples, this looked likely to be a one-sided game, with Old Coulsdon holding a commanding 15-2 lead on the 12th end, but no, tighten your seat belts, because over the next 5 ends Kings Chase came back losing only 1 end, and scoring 11 shots, going into the last end 13-16 down. The last end was a rip-roaring affair with Kings Chase scoring 4 shots, to win 17-16.
CHALLENGE SHIELD winner Bromley A, 43 £1000
ANDREWS SHIELD finalist Kings Chase A, 42 £ 500
GOLD BADGE CUP winner Andrew Richardson, Southey B C, 21 £ 300
TOM ROLF SALVER finalist Attilio Ciampini, Uxbridge B C, 17 £ 200
LONSDALE CUP winner Matt Short, Old Dean B C, 21 £ 250
LLOYD POST TROPHY finalist Simon Varty, Bletchley St Martin B C, 12 £ 150
WOOLACOTT TROPHY winners Bromley B C, 25 £ 200
HAYDEN JONES MEMORIAL TROPHY finalists Bletchley Town B C, 22 £ 100
CROSIER TROPHY winners Kings Chase B C, 17 £ 300
COLYER TROPHY finalists Old Coulsdon B C, 16 £ 150
STAR TROPHY winners North Sheen B C, 26 £ 400
ASSOCIATION TROPHY finalists Bournemouth Park B C, 16 £ 200
Due to insurance conditions the Gold Badge Cup and the Lonsdale Cup are retained by the Association.
With the exception of the Challenge Shield, the winning competitors participating in the Final will be presented with a L&SC BA Blazer Flash and Club Pennant. Winners will be able to purchase a Blazer Badge (Cost £10.00).