National Champions!

Hornsea’s (LtoR) Dani Martinson, Katy Baxter, Lydia Cutmore and Holly Baxter line up in the final against Maidenhead-based Desborough club (on the right). Pride of place this month goes to Hornsea Ladies Holly Baxter, Katy Baxter, Lydia Cutmore and Dani Martinson for winning the Ladies National Fours Championshhip 2017 at Melton and District Indoor Bowling Club on Sunday, 26th March. After winning the Yorkshire and North of England the Hornsea Ladies were one of 16 teams competing for the title from all over England.  After defeating ACLE and Swale (the defending champions) on Saturday, 15th they played Carrie Dunbar in the semi-finals on Sunday morning which they won comfortably and met Desborough Kettering in the final.  With all greens playing at the top of their game they became the first Hornsea players to win a national final.  The trophy is on display at the Bowling Club at the present time.  Well done to Holly, Katy, Lydia and Dani on this great achievement. The weekend of 1st and 2nd April saw the Club’s own internal finals weekend and after two days of top class bowling the winners and runners up in all the competitions were:- Gent’s Pairs winners – J Baxter/M Goodfellow RU T Sellers/A Caley.  Ladies Pairs Winners – K Baxter/D Martinson RU S Charter/P Paddy.  Ladies Singles Winner  – K Baxter RU B Lee.  Gents Fours Winners – J Moulds/M Goodfellow/ C Holmes/R Atherton RU I Paddy/N Furniss/P Oliver/T Cawthorne.  Open Singles Winner – S Wright RU D Tooley. Mixed Fours Winners – J Baxter/M Goodfellow/D Martinson/L Cutmore RU S Stoakes/R Stoakes/v Furniss/Paddy. Gents Triples Winners – T Sellers/A Caley/N Furniss RU D Tooley/M Goodfellow/D Grainer. Mixed Triple Winners – L Oliver/P Oliver/M Binks RU A Watson/G Watson/M Maddison.  Remembrance Trophy Winner – Katy Baxter RU S Kemp.  Mixed Pairs Winners – K Baxter/M Goodfellow RU D Martinson/C Stoakes. Over 60’s Ladies Single Winner – D Oldroyd RU S Dunn.  Over 60’s Gents Singles Winner – D Tooley RU D Grainer. Gent’s Singles Winner – C Stoakes RU M Goodfellow.  Australian Pairs Winners – C Garner/D Oldroyd RU R Atherton,  P Oliver.   Hornsea IBC Men’s B team return with silverware At the end of the winter season, Hornsea Men’s B team found themselves in third place in the Yorkshire Division 3, so were invited to join teams from North Cave, Featherstone and Scarborough for the Hebden Cup Competition on 1st April at York Indoor Bowls Club. This is played as a round robin format and after the first two rounds, Hornsea was in third place with equal points but a worse shot difference than league winners Featherstone who were to be their final opponents. The final match lived up to expectations with both teams winning on two rinks each and a total shot difference of just one point  … in Hornsea’s favour!  Hence the Hornsea Men’s B team came away with the runners up trophy and a medal for each team member – well done lads! Every player contributed with two rinks winning in every match though the most consistent was Barry Burn’s squad who won all three of their games – two by very convincing margins. Other members of his squad were Paul Hammond, Mike Wallbridge, John Ogle and sub Mick Spicer (the latter three playing two matches each). Final result: 1st North Cave – 36 points (10 pts vs Hornsea, 14 pts vs Featherstone & 12 pts vs Scarborough) 2nd Hornsea     – 24 points (4pts vs North Cave, 10 pts vs Scarborough & 10 pts vs Featherstone) 3rd Featherstone – 18 points (14 pts vs Scarborough, 0 pts vs North Cave & 4 pts vs Hornsea) 4th Scarborough   – 6 points (0pts vs Featherstone, 4 pts vs Hornsea, 2pts vs North Cave)       Featured pic (LtoR) Hornsea’s Holly Baxter, Dani Martinson, Katy Baxter and Lydia Cutmore with the national women’s indoor fours trophy.   Promenade Bowls Club News   Saturday 8 April was the start of our season as members came to sign on for the New Season. As always those attending stayed for a chat and a cuppa. Despite another year passing, our older members all signed up either to play or take an active part in the Social side of our Club. We also welcomed a number of new playing and Social Members. The green looks good thanks to our band of willing volunteers and also to the ‘Lions’ as their donation to the Club helped us to landscape an area at the side of the green near our Memorial Garden. Hopefully when we finish planting and the plants are in full bloom it will complement the work that the Floral Hall volunteers have done to improve the overall look of the area. Well done to them. Leagues started at the end of April and by the end of the first week in May all the Leagues will be in play as will our internal competitions. Tuesday Morning roll ups are a little different this year as we are trying to encourage more people to take up the game. The first two sessions are free to everyone who wants to try their hand and bowls are available at the Club. All you need is flat shoes, trainers are fine. After the 2 sessions, members of the public are welcome to continue to attend but a small charge will be made, this will be taken off Club membership should anyone wish to become a member, Social or Full. Coaching is available. All we need now is for the wind to drop and the Sun to shine. Fingers crossed for a lovely summer.  

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