The Wicks family has been sponsoring this ladies triples tournament for 25 years and it was rather disappointing to have only 10 teams competing this year. However the good news was that six of those teams were from Cobourg; the bad news was that the four visiting teams from Oshawa, Pickering and Peterborough were all excellent teams that would provide stiff competition. The tournament was two games of 14 ends and after the first round of games there were wins for three Cobourg teams – Ann Tough, Fran Marsh and Pat Andersen.
The wins by Ann and Fran were particularly notable with Ann beating one of the favourites, Anna Panton of Peterborough and Fran beating another favourite the Morrison team from Oshawa. Fran was two down with one end to play but scored three in the final end to claim victory. Pat Andersen’s win was against Eve Gorringe by 13-10.
Fran went on to win her second game, beating Barb Noble of Peterborough 10-7 to give her a total score of 26 points which was good enough to claim second place.
The final game on the green was Pat Andersen (playing with Pauline Patersen and Bernice Klassen) against Daphne Jansz of Pickering and by this time it was clear that whoever won this game would win the trophy. Pat’s team came close but lost 15-13 and that relegated them to fourth place
Well done Cobourg ladies for making the day a success and for the wonderful lunch that you provided.
I can’t finish this report without mentioning Bill Rowe. Bill cannot bowl at present but is a social member and I think he has been working in the kitchen at every tournament so far this year. He’s doing a great job and deserves our thanks. He was ably assisted yesterday by Geoff Montgomery and Jim Oldham and Ralph Stoffers took a break from greens keeping to take charge of the barbecue.
I would encourage those of you who never played in an open tournament to come down to the club and watch the play. Even if you just come for a short time it gives encouragement to the home players and may help you in improving your own game by watching how experienced players perform. And what better place to sit than the club veranda on a summer’s day!
More photos and full results on the respective pages