Waterloo

Myrtle at The Waterloo

31st August 2008

        

A Big Thank you to Alistair from Shipley Minibuseswho drove us there, giving a smooth, efficient and friendly service  from all who travelled on the coach and enjoyed his company through the day

    The group stages provided a stage for some very good  bowling from all the players. The more inexperienced players came away with  some new skills and the experienced players enjoyed some titanic tussles.

Final Group Tables

 Group 1

 Won

 Drawn

 Lost

 Points Scored

 Points Conceded

 Pts Diff

 Points

 Ronnie Bowdin & Mike Wilson

 3

 0

 0

 70

 53

 17

 9

 Mark Barker & Margaret Allen

 2

 0

 1

 66

 57

 9

 7

 Stuart Lawton & Malcolm Wadsworth

 1

 0

 2

 56

 74

 -18

 5

 Irene Bird & Tony Allen

 0

 0

 3

 59

 67

 -8

 3

Group 1 proved to be a difficult group with  3 A Team players partnered with some of our less experienced players. The  group placings were in the balance until the very last game when |Ronnie  Bowdin was defeated by Irene Bird 13-8 only for Mike Wilson to save the day  for the group winners with a 14-6 win. Mark Barker and Margaret Allen missed  out on a semi final berth of 'best runner up' by the narrowest of margins of  one chalk.

  

 Group 2

 Won

 Drawn

 Lost

 Points Scored

 Points Conceded

 Pts Diff

 Points

 Pete Hepworth & Jim Kelly

 3

 0

 0

 73

 44

 29

 9

 Chris Hasselby & Guy Greene

 2

 0

 1

 63

 53

 10

 7

 Malcom Whitham & Arthur Norton

 1

 0

 2

 54

 73

 -19

 5

 Bill Shackleton & Billy Leach

 0

 0

 3

 52

 72

 -20

 3

Group 2 saw a final match showdown for the  top place. Jim Kelly drew with Chris Hasselby 9-9 leaving Pete Hepworth  needing to better Guy Greene to guarantee progress to the semi finals, which  he achieved by 10-8. This narrow defeat for Chris and Guy also saw them  progress to the semi finals by virtue of Aggregate Difference, just pipping  Mark Barker & Margaret Allen from Group 1 by the slimmest margin of one  chalk.

 

 Group 3

 Won

 Drawn

 Lost

 Points Scored

 Points Conceded

 Pts Diff

 Points

 Chris Bridge & Brian Marshall

 3

 0

 0

 86

 42

 44

 9

 Eric Holmes & Salvia Marshall

 2

 0

 1

 54

 68

 -14

 7

 Chris Dickerson & Norman Upton

 1

 0

 2

 66

 53

 13

 5

 Christine Hasselby & Colin Eddison

 0

 0

 3

 38

 81

 -43

 3

Group 3 proved to be a relatively easy  passage for Chris Bridge and Brian Marshall who were always in control of  the top of the table. However, Chris Dickerson and Norman Upton came very  close to acheiving a semi final place as Chris Dickerson defeated Brian  Marshall 14-7 leaving Chris Bridge needing to beat Norman Upton by at least  7 points to deny the their opponents a passage to the semis. 87 year old  Norman had Chris sweating as he leapt into a 7-3 lead by the 7th end. Chris  managed to get hold of the jack and sent Norman into the corners.  Unfortunately, Norman couldn't reach on an ever dampening green and Chris  ran out 15-7, denying Chris & Norman the 2 points they needed.

 

The Semi Finals proved to be close run  matches as Chris Bridge & Brian Marshall were beaten by Chris Hasselby & Guy  Greene 25-28. The other semi proved to be just as tight with Ronnie Bowdin &  Mike Wilson getting the better of Pete Hepworth & Jim Kelly by 25-22.

 

The Final was played as 21up. Ronnie Bowdin  was 1st off in defeating Guy Greene 21-12 meaning Chris Hasselby had to beat  Mike Wilson by 21-11 or less for the title. Chris worked hard to acheive his  objective and was leading 15-11 when he led with a loose yard short  wood. Mike beat this with a 12" over length wood.  Chris over adjusted in difficult conditions by sending his 2nd wood 4'  through leaving Mike with a pressure bowl for match. Mike sent his wood and  followed it down to finish 6" from the block and ultimately the match.

Congratulations to Ronnie and Mike on a deserved  triumph and becoming the Alf Fowler pairs champions for 2008


 Myrtle at The Waterloo

3rd September 2007

 

 

2007 Report      Mr President's (Norman Upton) interview-

 Myrtle Park meet their Waterloo

By Sports Desk

Myrtle Park Bowling Club have found a special venue for their internal  battle for the Upton Cup on Sunday - the world-famous Waterloo green in  Blackpool.

"We can hire it for nothing as long as we have a meal there afterwards,"  said 84-year-old Norman Upton, whose father Herbert presented the trophy to  the club in the 1940s.

"My son Michael has his name on it twice, and beat me on both occasions,  but I eventually got my name on my father's cup, although I don't think I'll  win it this Sunday."

The Report:

Bowls

David keeping Up family tradition

By Bill Marshall

Myrtle Park president Norman  Upton shows off the family silverware with winner David Upton, right,  and runner-up Ronnie Bowdin

 

A third generation of the Upton family has put his name on Myrtle Park  Bowling Club's Herbert Upton Challenge Cup.

David Upton, grandson of previous winner Norman and son of ten-times  champion Michael, put his name on the trophy by defeating holder Ronnie  Bowden 21-16 at the Waterloo Club in Blackpool, crown green bowling's most  famous venue.

Michael, whose trophies came between 1975 and 2003, had to be content  with the plate prize this time after a 21-4 success over Cliff Dennis.

The Herbert Upton Challenge Cup was first presented for competition in  1943 by Norman's father Herbert, Norman finally winning it himself in 1987  by defeating Michael. This year Norman, who is 84, was a semi-finalist.

Myrtle Park hired out the Waterloo green for free on the proviso that  they had a meal at the premises afterwards.

 

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