2014 Appleby Vase & Dyer Cup


 2014 Dyer Cup and Appleby Vase Report

(Club Men’s and Ladies Single Championships)

The Dyer Cup and the Appleby Vase,  Men and Ladies Singles respectively, commenced on a sunny and at times windy day on Friday 31st and continued over the weekend until the afternoon on Sunday2nd February, when the  Finals were played.

The winner in the Appleby Vase was Catherine Patrick (Cath) over Patsy Tonkin and John Fitzgerald over Graham Patrick in the Dyer Cup.

Appleby Vase Final – Cath continued with her quality playing performance, however, Patsy who was a losing finalist in 2013 also played well throughout, but couldn’t match Caths consistency.

Dyer Cup Final – This proved to be an exciting game, but a similar story as the Appleby Vase where John continued to play good bowls as he had done in the early rounds. Graham also played well but couldn’t overcome John’s current form.

Ladies first Semi-Final – Patsy Tonkin v Joan Parsons. This was a tremendous game with both ladies on form. Scores were level on the thirteenth end 14-14, when the real battle began. Joan went ahead by two shots on the next end, Patsy then came back with scores level again at 16-16. Joan then went ahead on the following two ends. Patsy wasn’t going to let Joan beat her, scoring in the remaining ends to go into the Final.

The other ladies Semi- final was between Cath and Viv Sykes. Unfortunately for Viv, who had had a superb journey to this point, couldn’t keep up with Cath who was in a mean mood not letting Viv getgoing and winning this contest comfortably.

The men’s first Semi-final was between John Fitzgerald and 2013 finalist, Wayne Roberts. Wayne continue to play well as he had done during the early rounds. John maintained his relaxed bowling, putting pressure on Wayne from the start.  However after an exciting game John was able to win by three shots.

The men’s second Semi-final between Graham Patrick and Jim Pike.  The game again produced good quality bowling with score level at 14-14 after twenty ends. At this stage Jim was feeling the pressure with his tired body and was unable to score any more points as Graham came in to go into the Final.

All in all the three day’s went well, with the excellent standard of play by all. Colin Wright our Captain thanked everyone who had played and supported the various games. Also the markers, who without, we couldn’t hold this competition.   This report with photographs will be found on our website. www.bowlingalmeria.com

Vic Parsons

ABC Press Officer

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