Consistency is key to Rose Mason win

On the green: Halifax BC's Colleen Agnew in action at the Rose Mason Ladies' Pairs Bowls at Spring Hall
On the green: Halifax BC's Colleen Agnew in action at the Rose Mason Ladies' Pairs Bowls at Spring Hall

Doreen Allison (Halifax) and Pat Laycock (Elland) proved that consistency pays as they claimed victory in the Rose Mason Ladies Pairs event at Spring Hall BC with a total of 26 points.

On one of the hottest days of the year, the duo beat Jean Bentley (Brighouse) and Irene St. Clair (Greetland) 11-2 in their first game then accounted for Janet Bull (Elland) and Elspeth Hartley (Spring Hall) 5-2 before scoring 10 points in their final game against Christine Austin (Halifax) and Muriel Stansfield (Elland).

Two pairs finished on 24 points with Barbara Gee (Halifax) and Hazel Garside (Brighouse) having a three end play off against Margaret Farnell (Halifax) and Norma Walker (Greetland). Gee and Garside got off to the best possible start as they scored a four at the first end, Farnell leading the jack on a thumb falling mark into one of the trickiest parts of the green and leaving her first wood short. Gee and Garside took advantage to score the maximum number of shorts. Walker played through and narrowly failed to disturb the end.

Although Farnell and Walker scored a two at the second end and a single at the third end it was not enough, as Gee and Garside took second place and Farnell and Walker third.

Pauline Vickerman (Elland) and Joanna Stoddart (Spring Hall) took fourth place with a total of 23 points which included an 8-2 success over Gee and Garside.

Joyce Shaw (Halifax) and Beryl Hernik (Spring Hall) scored 22 points to finish fifth

Another play off for sixth and seventh spots saw Margaret Gunnill (Mytholmroyd) and Jean Lees (Halifax) come out on top against Murial Boothroyd (Elland) and Lynda Helliwell(Halifax) by 2–1.

The final eighth spot was another contested position with Sally Harrison (Spring Hall) and Colleen Agnew (Halifax) and Joan Payne (Spring Hall) and Barbara Honey (Luddendenfoot) both finishing on 19 points. The pairs were level after two ends before Harrison and Agnew scored a two on the third end to take the position.

Spring Hall Ladies would like to thank everyone who contributed to another successful day and helped raise over £200 for MacMillan Nurses.

THE Halifax Bowling Association’s Men’s Merit, sponsored by Halls Decorating & Painting Contractors, is being held at Luddenden Foot Bowling Club on Sunday, (11.30)

Draw: J Harris v R Buxton, A Forrest v R Hiley, J Halliday v S Sansom, G Swain (-3) v L Harris, B Hildred v G Jaskolski, S Conway (-3) v P Brown (-3), C Austin v B Megson, D Warburton v B Holroyd, J Farrell v S Haynes, S Holmes v I Crossland, J Hamer v A Schofield, R Hobson v P Holroyd, G Bradford v N Firth. Bye: J Hartley.