John ‘made to work’ for trophy

WHITBY Rifle Club Short Mat Bowls Section, held both their Ladies and Gents Singles Championships at the Rifle Club on Sunday.

All the games were played over nine ends with four woods each, with the ladies playing on one mat while the men played on the other.

The ladies played for the Christine Curran Memorial Trophy.

In the semi-finals, Rose Isherwood beat Lola Campbell and Pat Harrison beat Lucy White. This left Rose and Pat in the final for the second year running, and as last year it was a good close game and it was the same result, with Pat Harrison being the winner of the trophy again.

The men played for the Winifred Hodgson Trophy and in the preliminary round, Mick Wade beat David Marshall and Eddie White beat Peter Franks.

In the quarter-finals, Mick beat Eddie, while Don Isherwood beat Geoff Jameson, and Ian Harrison beat Bill Nicol.

Finally, John Pybus beat Arnie Foster in an exciting and very close game which went to an extra end.

In the semi-final, Mick beat Don and John beat Ian, but once again, it was so close it required another extra end before John got through.

The final between John Pybus and Mick Wade was a real thriller, with Mick holding a three-shot advantage as they went into the final end, but as we know, John never gives up, and managed to score the three required to draw, and put him into his third extra end of the competition, which he won, even though Mick tried his hardest.

John was crowned winner of the trophy but was made to work extremely hard for it.