Sandoz triumphs 12-3 to win Chamber of Commmerce Cup

PUBLISHED: 09:25 19 July 2019

Bowls. Ref: Bowls stock. Picture: Alex Walton

Bowls. Ref: Bowls stock. Picture: Alex Walton


Mark Sandoz from Gilt Edge, Worcester won the Men’s Singles and the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce Cup in a final which was conceded on the 15th end at 12 shots to 3, writes William Smith.

Mark had had a very close game in the semi-final against Madeira's Andy Lock, the score standing at 19 all going into the final end which Mark won by two shots. Mark playing with Lynn Sandoz also won the closest of mixed pairs finals, and the Madeira Cup, (17 shots to 16) against Millie Powell and Cliff Skinner, a sub for Mark Perrott who was unable to play. Both Millie Powell and Mark Perrott played formerly for Madeira but now play at Topsham.

Paul Stone from Topsham and John Hooper from Exonia won the Men's Pairs, and the Wilson Stores Rosebowl, by a comfortable margin of 26 shots to 10 and for the second year running against near neighbours Mick Powell (sub for Ian Veitch of Feniton) and Colin Mees of Exonia.

Carol Binmore of Honiton had a strong win in the Ladies singles winning the game and the Grace Mathews Cup by 21 shots to 8 for her opponent Lorraine Dunsford and Canford.

There is little news on the friendly fixture front. Four mixed rinks led by Vice Captain Brian Poulter went to Crediton for the most enjoyable afternoon although they were convincingly beaten by the home team. Chris Reed skipped Myra Furminger, Denys Huntley and Jean Healey for Madeira's only winning rink. Brian had a better day on Sunday when he and his team won the internal fixture against the Acting Ladies Vice Captain, Lin Halpin, and her team. It was disappointing that not many took part but those who did enjoyed a fun afternoon, with excellent bowling, and which Brian and his team won by 53 shots to 43. There was a small triumph for the Ladies with Barbara Walker and her team of Mavis Prew and Ann Doidge achieving a win with the best shot difference of the day of plus 10.

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