2013 Joe McCraw Two Wood Singles Report and Photographs

It was nice to see the very good support for our Two Wood Singles knockout competition which began on 25th and was completed Monday 28th January.    

This is played as the title suggests with two woods and only the winning shots within one metre counting. This year it was played to the original rules, playing a maximum of twenty-one ends. The winner being, the first to twenty-one shots or with the most shots on completion of twenty-one ends.  

This year because of the crammed fixture list we had to use the whole weekend to enable the competition to be completed comfortably. The Semi-Finals and Final took place all day Monday 28th January.

 The first Semi-Final was between Rod Digweed and Jane Franklin. Rod who had played so well throughout the competition was not at his best. Jane maintained the pressure from the start and never let Rod get ahead winning by five shots

The Second Semi-Final featured, Chris Ewer and Roy Tonkin. Chris was in a mean mood and Roy was in a different world, he normally gives any opposition a good fight, but today he wasn’t at home.

The Final between Jane Franklin and Chris Ewer was set to be a close match considering their path to this stage. We were not let down with a superb drawing game by both players. On the eighth end scores were level at 6-6. Nip and tuck for the next seven ends with Chris in the lead by one shot 10-9. Jane tried very hard but just couldn’t go ahead with Chris winning by three shots.   

Once again the standard of play within our club was tremendous and it was good to see so many members supporting the club, watching all rounds of the competition. Our Ladies Captain, Sue Mannall presented the Joe McCraw Trophy and Captain, Colin Wright gave thanks to the players and the many markers required who of course without, we wouldn’t be able to run the competition. This Report and photographs will be found on our website

Vic Parsons  – Vice Chairman & ALBC Press Officer

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