Candlin Doubles Competition Report

Thank you to Mike Potter for the report below on the Candlin Doubles at Sinclair on Sunday. SINCLAIR BOWLING CLUB Candlin Doubles Competition Sun. 7th April 2019 Quarter Finals Jamie King & Scott Harries 21 Greg Smith & Rob Smith 10 Darryl Handley & Stuart Gittings 21 Dean Corbett & Ian Ball 14 Dan Taylor & Sally Clee 21 Paul Venables & Elsie Pugh 12 Sonya Lucas & Alison Cotton 21 Adrian Bailey & Simon Hall 05 Semi Finals Jamie King & Scott Harries 21 Darryl Handley & Stuart Gittings 17 Dan Taylor & Sally Clee 21 Sonya Lucas & Alison Cotton 09 Final Jamie King & Scott Harries 21 Dan Taylor & Sally Clee 14 Stuart Church, Competition organiser of Sinclair BC welcomed the competitors on a cool early Spring morning where thirty-two pairs would contest the annual running of the popular Candlin Doubles event at the Telford based venue. Highlights from the Quarter Finals Jamie King quickly turned a 5-1 lead into 11-2 before Greg & Rob Smith halved their deficit to trail 13-7 only for their opponents to kick again going on to 18-7 and soon finished the game 21-10. Dean Corbett & Ian Ball found the going tough as they saw their 5-1 lead evaporate as Darryl Handley & Stuart Gittins took control to lead 15-5. The homesters replied with a brace of triple scoring ends to close the gap to 15-11 but couldn’t keep hold of the jack as the scores went onto 19-11 and the game ended 21-14. Dan Taylor & Sally Clee opened with two full house fours in the first three ends and stormed into leads of 16-2 and 19-3 before home green pairing of Paul Venables & Elsie Pugh eventually wrestled and held possession of the jack to make it into double figures which was all too little, too late as the score ended 21-12. Sonya Lucas & Alison Cotton dominated their game against Adrian Bailey & Simon Hall by conceding chalks in only four of the sixteen ends played as they went from 3-3 to 19-3 then finished off 21-5. Highlights from the Semi-Finals As the daylight faded the semi finals began with Jamie King & Scott Harries turned a 2-4 deficit into a lead of 12-4 and then from 12-8 they moved onto 19-8 before Darryl Handley & Stuart Gittins hit back in four ends to close to 19-17 only to succumb at the 21st end as Jamie & Scott booked their place in the final winning 21-17. Meanwhile, Dan Taylor & Sally Clee, from 4-4 went into a 10-4 lead until Sonya Lucas & Alison Cotton fought back to close to 10-8 but they then found almost impossible to get the jack as Dan & Sally took nine of the last ten ends to also finish on the 21st end to win through 21-9. Highlights from the Final The final between Jamie King & Scott Harries and Dan Taylor & Sally Clee started as an evenly matched game with Jamie & Scott’s 9-3(7ends) lead being almost wiped out by Dan & Sally as they pulled up to trail 11-12(13ends) only for their opponents to go again up to 17-11 and after a couple of ends that showed signs of a revival Jamie & Scott emphatically stamped their authority on the game by scoring a full house four chalks to end the game and begin their reign as 2019 champions with a 21-14(18ends) card. Club Chairman, Don Hood thanked organizer Stuart Church, club members for providing refreshments before making the presentations to the worthy competitors.

Congratulations Jamie & Scott.

Winners Jamie King & Scott Harries with runners up Dan Taylor and Sally Clee and organiser Don Hood centre.

The last 8 in the competition.

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