Bryce Cup finalists
5:14pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in Penarth sport
ON THE August Bank Holiday, 36 Windsor Bowling Club members competed in the Bryce Cup singles knock-out competition, organised by Ken McLeod.
On a very warm afternoon, the weary semi-finalists were John Skone, Mike Fullbrook, Frank Coleman and Chas Lewis, with John and Frank emerging victorious and now meeting on the club's finals weekend.
Forty other members were involved in a spoons competition, with winners being Moyra Owen, Chris Gunter, Steve Ellard and Terry Mulrooney.
At the conclusion of a very busy day on the greens, there was a delicious barbecue. Thanks were extended to all volunteers responsible for provision of creature comforts.
The men entertained St Fagans in an Alliance match the next day and lost by 18 shots and, similarly, the ladies welcomed Penarth in a friendly for their final game and the result was an honourable draw.
Holders of the Huw Meddins Trophy, Windsor were involved in a closely fought event this year but eventually had to hand over the trophy to worthy winners Dinas Powys.
A rearranged PG2 game played on Wednesday at Cardiff Athletic proved an uphill struggle and, in a 25-shot defeat, the only successful rink was skipped by John Hardess.
In the second match in the Les Heap Trophy, Windsor entertained Belle Vue and, by halfway, were 23 shots up. Windsor eventually emerged with 14 points from their comfortable 52-shot win, and the successful rinks were Tony Holmes (34-8), Mike Lloyd-Jones (27-6), Ken McLeod (14-10) and Richard Flitney (13-12).
The final game of the week saw Windsor entertaining Whitchurch Hospital in a PG2 fixture, with the home team picking up four points in a seven-shot defeat. The successful rinks were Chas Burton, Dave Hales, Austen Meredith and Ian Mathias (20-13) and John Hardess, John Worlock, Don Stafford and Slim Drew (18-14).