Crablands Short Mat winter ended with our Finals producing some exciting games to finish the Winter season 2021/2022
Crablands first Short Mat Final, the Men’s Pairs, took place between Bryan Jackson & Jack Freeborough against Rod Shambrook & John Hardy. Rod & John were first to draw blood, taking all 4 shots on the first end. Although a blow to Bryan & Jack they persevered and gradually drew level on the 15th end, 11-11. The momentum now being with Bryan & Jack they were able to win all the remaining ends, coming out victorious 20-11.
Men’s Pairs Finalists Bryan Jackson & Jack Freeborough / Rod Shambrook & John Hardy.
In the prestigious Open Singles it was a close match from the start & it wasn’t until the 16th end that Elaine opened a significant lead 14-7. Trading end for end John could not deplete the lead & lost 21-14. Elaine will go on to represent the Club in next season’s Champion of Champions.
Open Singles Finalists Elaine Sadler & John Hardy
The Ladies’ singles was gripping to the final end, Elaine taking an early lead but Cheryl finding her form to draw level 15-15 on the 21st end. Again taking shot for shot it was 19-19 on 28th end and, with Cheryl taking 2 shots on the next end it was victory for the relative newcomer.
The Men’s singles saw Les take an early lead but Tony clawing back to within 1 shot 13-12 after 17 ends. Les then pulled out all the stops and won 21-12.
Ladies’ & Men’s Singles Finalists Elaine Sadler & Cheryl Brown / Les Jewiss & Tony Dade
The start of our Non-Winners singles, contested between John Hardy & Marcus Whiting, promised to be a close contest but in the end the greater experience of John was too much for Marcus who faltered on 7, final victory to John 21-7
Elaine & Les were once again appearing, this time together in the Australian Pairs. Determined to take revenge for last year’s defeat, Gill Oliver & Jim Saunders romped into 12-9 lead with only 4 ends remaining. However, Elaine & Les were not having this and took the remaining ends, winning 16-12.
Non-winners’ singles Finalists Marcus Whiting & John Hardy
Australian Pairs Finalists Elaine Sadler/ Les Jewiss & Gill Oliver/Jim Saunders
In the Open Pairs, Elaine & Les were once again partners but this time Denise & Bill Merritt got the better of them winning with a significant score line 22-14.
Open Pairs Finalists Elaine Sadler / Les Jewiss Denise & Bill Merritt
Being Heathers first season of competition the Ladies’ Final was always going to be one way despite the experience of her partner, Elaine. Cheryl & Mollie romped away with it from the start & Heather & Elaine were surprised to take 12 shots from them! Final score 23-12.
Our Chairman’s Cup Pairs between Val Foyle / Tony Dade & Alex / Graham Ainge was a well contested affair till half way through when they were drawing 8-8. Val & Tony then got the bit between their teeth & took most of the remaining ends winning 22-11.
Ladies Pairs & Chairman’s Cup Pairs Finalists
Heather Clarke & Elaine Sadler
Cheryl Brown & Mollie Back
Our final game, the Drawn Pairs between Elaine & Les against Rod & John, again proved to be nail-biting, score line 15-15 with one end remaining. All 4 had proved worthy finalists but a fantastic shot by Rod on this final end, sealed the game 16-15.
Drawn Pairs Finalists
Elaine Sadler & Tony Dade
John Hardy & Rod Shambrook
During the season our Members delight in playing each week in our Internal League…
Monday League winners were Sylvia Ballinger, Graham Ainge, Les Jewiss, Bryan Jackson & John Hardy.
Wednesday League winners Tony Dade, Sarah Fewster & John Hardy.
Friday League winners David Neal, Elaine Sadler, George Arnold & Graham Ainge.