On Sunday, July 30, it will be the start of 2017 Gold Cup Week, and for the first time, the competition has been open to ladies, and as I believe four ladies have entered. Good luck to you all, men also. After all the Sunday games have been completed, we shall have a Nicky Lloyd disco from 7.30. On Monday, the evening entertainment will be bingo hopefully! Tuesday evening, we will all be going to Ascot for the Gold Cup Stakes horse racing. Ladies, if you have a nice hat wear it!
Please would all lady members attend a meeting on Wednesday, August 9, at the pavilion, time 10.30 am, to put forward any proposals you would like to make. Tea and cake will be provided.
Monday, August 7, Tenby Ladies play away to St. Issell’s, with a 2 pm start. Tuesday, August 8, Tenby men play Pembroke Dock, away, with a 6 pm start, also on Tuesday, Goscar men will be playing Milford Haven, away, 2 pm start.
This week’s bonus ball number 23, the same as last week so well done Hayley, two weeks running.
Tenby Arches Ladies v Saundersfoot
The game on Thursday, July 20, was curtailed because of heavy rain. It is to be resumed on Monday, August 21, at 6 pm, at Saundersfoot.
Tenby Arches Ladies v Pendine
Last Saturday, Tenby Arches Ladies, who are sponsored by the Tenby House Hotel, travelled to Pendine for their return game. The welcome was as warm as the weather, but a period of heavy rain had left rather challenging bowling conditions.
On rink one, Liz, Katie, Jo and Gill got off to a slow start, compounded by dropping a six on the sixth end. The score was 19-4 to Pendine at the half-way point. Things improved a little after tea, and they went on to win six out of the last 10 ends. Unfortunately, it was too late for them to catch Pendine, and the final score was Pendine 30 Tenby 19.
On rink two, it was a similar story. Carol, Meryl, Jan and Gerry were unable to score at all for the first seven ends and were down by 12 points to nil at this stage. They upped their game over the next six ends, narrowing the gap to 13-8 at the 13th end. Sadly, the comeback was short lived and they managed to score only two shots in the last eight ends, resulting in a defeat of 24-10, so no points for Tenby ladies
On Saturday, Tenby Sharks travelled away to Pendine and had a tough challenge on what was a very difficult green to play on.
Rink one was skipped by Kieran Peregrine, who was with Luke Rees, Shaun Peregrine and the returning Joe Richards. They were tied level at 10 ends with nine shots apiece, and were kept level with just four ends to play. They then unfortunately dropped a four on the 19th end, making them three shots a drift with two ends to play. They then dug deep and picked up a seven and a three to win by seven shots.
Rink two consisted of Dion Peregrine, Peter Hooper, Mike Jackson and Paul Diment. They were too kept in a close contest at 10 ends, trailing by one shot. They then went up a gear and won every single end in the second half, winning by 14.
Rink three consisted of new Welsh junior international Cameron White, Charlie Morse, Tenby captain Ben Cloake, and junior international skip Ryan Thomas. They got off to a flying start, going 10-0 up after three ends, and kept control at the half-way stage, leading by four shots. They stayed ahead comfortably second half, until dropping six, which reduced the lead to just one-shot with two ends to go. With the pressure on, it looked that it was going to be dead level going into the final end. But Ryan on his last wood on the 20th end, drove the jack in the ditch picking up four shots for the Sharks. This restored the comfortable lead and the Tenby boys gained another four on the last end to win by nine.
Rink four was the rink of Dai Rees, father and son Dicky and Chris Court, and Andrew Muskett. They had kept things close as they were 13-10 ahead after 16 ends. Unfortunately, the Tenby boys couldn’t hang on and lost the rink by nine.
Overall, it was a brilliant win for Tenby, who picked up 12 points which keeps them in a strong position challenging for the league.
Rink scores (Tenby first, Pendine skips only) as follows:
L. Rees, S. Peregrine, J. Richards, K. Peregrine 28 G. Hale 21.
D. Peregrine, P. Hooper, M. Jackson, P. Diment 23 S. King-Thomas 9.
C. White, C. Morse, B. Cloake, R. Thomas 30 M. Evans 21.
D. Rees, D. Court, C. Court, A. Muskett 13 D. King-Thomas 22.