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WOMEN'S COUNTY COMPETITION DRAWS 2019

NOTE -

THE RESULTS WHICH FOLLOW FOR 2018 WILL REMAIN UNTIL SUPERCEDED BY THE 2019 RESULTS

Click on the appropriate button for the Area Draw you wish to view.

Note: the following competitions are under 'Cross County' as they each contain the North & South Areas on the same draw sheet: Fours, Triples, Champ of Champions, Over 55 Singles, Pairs & Fours, Under 25 Singles & Pairs, CountyTop Club, and Benevolent Triples

Results of the competitions will be added to the Draw Sheets on the website on a weekly basis throughout the season.

Full details of Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, and, of course, the Finals, will be entered on this page as soon after they are played as possible.

FOURS FOURS FOURS

QUARTER FINALS – played at Roade BC on the morning of Sunday, 19th May, 2019.

1. Sandra Mawson, Pat Bodily, Yvonne McKee & Sharon Tansley, Kingsthorpe BC beat Helena Norman, Rose Houghton, Clair Snelling & Val Betts 22-20 shots
In this match the Higham ladies started much the better, posting a lead of 11-2 shots after 4 ends, with a big pick up of 5 on the 4th end, but the Kingsthorpe players came back very strongly, as they collected a 5 of their own on the 7th end, followed by two double counts to tie the match up at 12 shots each, and thereafter it was a very close contest, with the scores level again at 16 each at 15 ends, and again after 20 ends at 20-20 resulting in a last end ‘shoot out’ which Kingsthorpe won.
2. Marian Mackie, Audrey Height, Pat Starsmore & Sian Hughes-Jones, Kettering Lodge BC beat Chris Eustace, Ceri Elwick, Anita Gearey & Joan Sidebottom, Roade BC 23-12 shots
What an amazing change of fortunes this match was for Roade, as after 10 ends the scores were level at 8 each, and after taking a 12-8 shots lead, they were not able to score another shot as Kettering Lodge kept them on 12 shots for the remainder of the match as they scored 15 shots for the victory.

3. Linda Warren, Chloe Weston, Billie Swift & Jan Swift, Abbey Park BC beat Hazel Wood, Jan Randle, Angela Wright & Trish Basford, Geddington & Newton BC 24-15 shots
This match was pretty close for the first third, with the scores level on 6 shots each, but the Abbey Park ladies had a good run of 3 ends in which they collected two counts of 4 and one of 3, to take a 17-7 shots lead and although Geddington reduced their deficit to 11-17, Jan and her ladies reinstated their advantage with interest to be 23-11 in front with 4 ends to play. Trish and her ladies picked up 4 shots on the next 2 ends, but it was not enough and Abbey Park won with an end to spare.

4. Alison Dring, Abby Woodward, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Julie Spreadbury, Helen Humphries, Lorraine Streeter & Jill Welch, Heyford BC 18-16 shots
After 6 ends of play the scores were level on 4 shots each but 6 ends later Heyford had taken a lead at 11-6, and after dropping a single that lead became 15-7 with 7 ends left to play. Those last ends went very much in Burton’s favour for with 1 end to play the scores were level at 16 shots each, and the crucial last end went to Tina and her ladies for a place in the Semi-Final.

SEMI-FINALS – played at Roade BC on the afternoon of Sunday, 19th May, 2019.

1. Marian Mackie, Audrey Height, Pat Starsmore & Sian Hughes-Jones, Kettering Lodge BC beat Linda Warren, Chloe Weston, Billie Swift & Jan Swift, Abbey Park BC 17-14 shots
After 6 ends of play the scores were level at 5 shots each, and after another 6 ends they were still level at 9 shots each, but Kettering Lodge then inched ahead over the next 6 ends to be 16-12 up, and despite being in a good position for picking up a multiple count on the last 2 ends of play, Abbey Park could not get the shots as Sian reduced the count to a single to Jan and her ladies on those ends.
2. Sandra Mawson, Pat Bodily, Yvonne McKee & Sharon Tansley, Kingsthorpe BC beat Alison Dring, Abby Woodward, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC 16-15 shots after an extra end.
A tremendously close match of relatively low coring, with the scores level at 3 each after 6 ends, and again level at 8 ends after 13 ends, but Kingsthorpe bucked the trend of low scoring on the next end as they collected the only 4 of the match to take a 12-8 lead. The Burton Latimer ladies, however, fought back to tie up the scores at 15 shots each after the scheduled 21 ends, which then required an extra end of play, which Kingsthorpe just managed to win by one shot.

So it is the Kettering Lodge Rink and the Kingsthorpe Rink which will contest the County Final later in the season, but more importantly they will be the County’s representatives at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August, 2019. Well done to both rinks.

TRIPLES TRIPLES TRIPLES

QUARTER FINALS – played at Kingsthorpe BC on the morning of Sunday, 9th June, 2019

1. Val Bailey, Geraldine Gregory & Rose Houghton, Higham Ferrers Town BC beat Debbi Bradshaw, Gill Crossley & Barbara Astle, Abington BC 20-12 shots

In this match it was very closely fought for most of its length, with fairly low scoring vouched for by a 4 each score after 7 ends, but after picking up a single, the Higham players bucked the trend nd collected a big count of 5 shots to take a 10-4 shots lead. The Abington ladies were not finished and fought back very well in collecting three doubles to tie the match at 10 shots each, but the next 4 ends were very good for Rose and her players for they collected 9 shots to 1 conceded, and that included another big pick up, this time a 6 for a 19-11 lead with 2 ends to play. An exchange of singles on those ends gave Higham the passage to the Semi-Finals.

2. Celia Morris, Di Brumwell & Hilary Sharpe, Kingsthope BC beat Margaret Cave, Nancy Tebbutt & Pat Mattinson, Thrapston BC 19-9 shots

In this encounter the Kingsthorpe trio started well and at 5 ends were 6-2 shots up, and after dropping 3 shots and picking up 2 shots, they collected a big count of 4 on the 9th end for a 12-5 lead. After dropping two single counts, Hilary and her ladies won 4 successive ends and scored 7 shots on them, to take a 19-7 lead and the ‘writing was on the wall’ for Pat and her ladies, and when they could collect just singles on the 16th & 17th end, they shook hands and it was Kingsthorpe into the Semi-Finals.

3. Alison Dring, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Marion Stephenson, Jackie Dale & Serena Santer, St Crispin BC 18-14 shots

The Burton Latimer team started very well and after 5 ends of play were 6-2 shots up, and after 8 ends had increased their lead to 10-3, but St Crispin fought back very hard over the next 5 ends in picking up 10 shots without reply to take the lead 13-10. Tina and her ladies, however, had a very good three ends in which they re-imposed a lead at 17-13 with 2 ends to play, and with Serena & her ladies collecting a single on the penultimate end, St Crispin still had a chance at 3 shots down, but it was Burton that one that last end for a passage to the Semi-Finals.

4. Maureen McDonald, Gill White & Marilyn Dunkley, Wellingborough BC beat Anita Gearey, Chris Eustace & Joan Sidebottom, Roade BC 20-15 shots

After collecting a count of 3 on the first end the Roade ladies were held on that score for 4 ends as the Wellingborough trio scored 9 shots, and after collecting 2 singles, the Roade deficit was increased to 5-12 when Marilyn & her ladies collected a 3. Two ends later and Joan and her ladies were just 3 behind at 9-12 shots, but the Wellingborough ladies scored 5 shots to 2 conceded to be ahead 17-11 with 4 ends to play. A 2 on the next end gave Roade a possibility, but Marilyn & her ladies were having none of it and in picking up 3 shots with 1 end to go they were virtually unbeatable at 20-13 shots up, and so it proved, and it was a Semi-Final for Wellingborough.

SEMI-FINALS – played at Kingsthorpe BC in the afternoon of Sunday, 9th June, 2019.

1. Maureen McDonald, Gill White & Marilyn Dunkley, Wellingborough BC beat Celia Morris, Di Brumwell & Hilary Sharpe, Kingsthorpe BC 22-6 shots

In this match Wellingborough started like an express train, for after dropping a single on the first end, they went on a 7 ends scoring spree and posted 15 shots without reply for a huge lead after 8 ends. The next 4 ends saw Hilary and her ladies collect 4 shots to 2 conceded, to reduce their deficit a little, but Marilyn and her player added 3 more shots for a 20-5 lead with 4 ends left, and when Kingsthorpe could only pick up 1 and Wellingborough picked up 2, they shook hands after 16 ends and Wellingborough were the victors.

2. Alison Dring, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Val Bailey, Geraldine Gregory & Rose Houghton, Higham Ferrers Town BC 18-10 shots

The first few ends in this match were pretty close with Burton Latimer just in front 5-4 shot after 5 ends, but Higham took the led on the 6th end with a good count of 3, but 3 ends later had lost it as Tina and her ladies scored 5 shots for a 10-7 lead, and after conceding a single, the Burton trio picked up a big 4 and a single to lead 15-8 with 6 ends left. A couple of singles to each triple saw the lead for Burton remain at 7 shots with 2 ends to play and when Tina & her ladies collected a single the win was theirs.

Congratulations to both winning Triples, as they will now contest the County Final next month, but more importantly they will represent the County at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

COUNTY CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Quarter Final:

Pat Bodily, Northampton Whyte Melville BC beat Gill Crossley, Abington BC 21-13 shots
Sharon Tansley, Kingsthorpe BC given walkover by Karen Collins, Desborough Town BC
Ann-Marie Waters, Roade BC beat Jenny Dempsey, Higham Ferrers Town BC 21-14 shots
Linda Warren, Abbey Park BC beat Liz Davison, Heyford BC (no score provided)

Semi-Final:

Pat Bodily, Northampton Whyte Melville BC beat Sharon Tansley, Kingsthorpe BC 21-14 shots
Linda Warren, Abbey Park BC beat Ann-Marie Waters, Roade BC 21-15 shots

The 2 winners will now contest the County Final later this month.

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