The Dave Card Memorial Rose Bowl has been played for since 2009. It acts as a qualifier for the BCGBA Centenary Mixed Doubles, with us usually having two qualifiers, the finalists, but this does depend on the number of entries.
SCGBA Mixed Doubles Competition – played on the green of Allscott BC on Sun. 23rd July for the Dave Card Rose Bowl with at least the Champions qualifying to play in Centenary Doubles Competition finals day.
Competition Secretary, Mike Potter was pleased to welcome the 16 entries to Allscott BC to contest the mixed doubles competition for the Dave Card Rose Bowl and, for the champions, a ticket to the Centenary Doubles finals day in Blacpool, later in the season.
One of the youngest, yet already prolific doubles partnerships Jamie King & Sally Clee got the better of Jamie’s brother, Aaron and Sian Skelton in the final to win 21-16 on a warm summer’s day at the now country venue.
In a very tight game Jamie King & Sally Clee against Kieran Jones & Emma Massey-Jones that saw only one end that scored more than a solitary chalk in the first 18 ends that saw Jamie & Sally lead 10-8 and they added more to go 18-9 and soon finished it 21-12. Another tight game between Sarah Weaver & Martin Gaut and Cheryl Caswell & Jamie Taylor that saw the scores go 3-3, 8-8, 13-13and 16-16 but in the end, it was Sarah & Martin that came out on top winning 21-19. Kerry Drew & Harry Church made the brighter start than Allan & Angela Gaut to lead 9-5 but then stalled as Allan & Angela had some big scoring ends and quickly completed their run out in 6 ends to win 21-9.
Sian Skelton & Aaron King fought back from 7-11 against Stuart & Jackie Rutter, to take a 17-13 lead only for Stuart & Jackie to respond and pushed to the edge of winning but were caught as Sian & Aaron won 21-20.
Jamie King & Sally Clee were in dominant form as they led Alan & Angela Gaut 7-1 and 11-4 that within 5 more ends saw Jamie & Sally seal their place in the final, winning 21-5.
Meanwhile, in a similar game Sian Skelton & Aaron King from 6-6 against Sarah Weaver & Martin Gaut quickly raced to 15-6 and soon finished their opponents hopes by finishing 21-9
Early exchanges in the final were even with the scores at 8-8 until Jamie King & Sally made a break to lead 16-10 and after Sian Skelton & Aaron King almost levelled it was soon over as Jamie & Sally finished off 21-16, enough to give them the title
Competition Secretary, Mike Potter joined President Mike Caddick and thanked the host club, Allscott for supplying a quality green and refreshments before presenting the prizes to the competitors and finally the Dave Card Rose Bowl to the worthy champions, Jamie King & Sally Clee.
Sally Clee and Jamie King with the Dave Card Rose Bowl.
Finalists Sally Clee & Jamie King and Sian Skelton & Aaron King with County President Mike Caddick centre.