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FYLDE 12 BOWDON 4
Fylde; Ian Theakstone 3.5, Alan Morton 5, Nathan Baker 5, Leo Answorth 8
Bowdon; Chris Evans 5 Carol Steinberg 6 Roger McCall 8 Margaret Moss 10
A lovely day at a lovely ground.Fylde started the match with wins from Ian v Roger 14 - 3 Nathan v Chris 14 - 3 and Alan v Margaret 8 - 7. The second round saw the same 3 winning again Ian v Margaret 13 - 12 Nathan v Carol 14 - 2 and Alan v Roger 11 - 10.So lunchtime meant Fylde were 6 - 2 up. The afternoon rounds were Ian v Carol 10 - 8 Ian v Chris 10 - 9 Nathan v Margaret 10 - 6 Nathan v Roger 14 - 7 Alan v Chris 14 - 2 Alan v Carol 14 - 1
And Alan triggers down to handicap 4 Well done
Posted by Ian, 21st September
WESTMORLAND 8 FYLDE 8
Fylde: Ian Theakstone (c) 3.5, Nathan Baker 5, Philip Bass 8, Geoffrey Lipshaw 10.
Westmorland: Elain Newman 6, Mike Hayward 4, Dave Edwards 8, Mike Hodgson 8.
A glorious day to be at Levens Hall with many visitors taken pictures of us playing a very English game. Fylde started off with wins by Ian against Dave by 14 - 5 and Nathan in a tight game with Mike narrowly winning 8 - 7. Philip losing to Elaine 3 - 13 and Geoffrey to Mike H 2 - 13.
The next round was only a win from Nathan against Dave 14 - 4. Losses by Ian to Mike H 7 - 9 Philip to Mike 4 - 14 and Geoffrey to Elaine 7 - 9.
After a grand lunch in their cafe we continued our 3rd round,this proved not to be our best as only a win from Ian against Mike H 14 - 8 was made. Geoffrey losing to Dave 7 - 14 Philip against Mike 6 - 14 and Nathan to Elaine 8 - 10. This made the score 8 - 4 to Westmorland with just the last 4 games to play, Ian beat Elaine 14 - 11. Nathan beat Mike H 14 - 0 and Philip playing an excellent tight game against Dave to win 11 - 10. So it was down Geoffrey to level the score,after a long neck and neck game it came down to final few shots, time had gone with Geoffrey now playing at 9 all, the next hoop was crucial but after lining up and with an audience of Fylde players wishing and fingers crossed,he made it and then proceded to make the next hoop not touching the sides. He then came off and it was Mikes final turn with baited breath we stood and watched as he missed his shot. Yes !!!!! So Geoffrey won his game all 4 to Fylde.
Posted by Ian, 7th Sept
FYLDE 11 BURY 5
FYLDE Ian Theakstone (c) 3.5 Ken Harper 5 Nathan Baker 6 Leo Ainsworth 8
BURY Richard Harvey 5 Bob Whittle (c) 9 Mauree Whittle 10 Jean Hargreaves 10
Fylde started off the match with wins from Lenard against Bob 14-11 Nathan against Richard 11-8 but losses from Ken to Jean 11-14 and Ian to Maureen 3-14 Next round saw Ken lose to Maureen 9-10 but wins from Ian against Jean 14-4 Leo against Richard 9-8 and Nathan against Bob 14-6 made Fylde 5-3 up at lunchtime.
The afternoon session saw Nathan win against Jean 14-5 Ian against Bob 14-10 Ken against Richard 13-10 but a loss by Leo to Maureen 3-14.The final round saw Ian beat Richard 14-4 Ken beat Bob 14-10 Nathan beat Maureen 14-10 and a loss by Leo to Jean 5-14.Well done Nathan winning all four game and a reduction to handicap 5.
Posted by Ian, 17th August
Southport 10 Fylde 6
Southport: Carol Lewis (1), (c), Melanie Foster (3), Margaret Flemington (10), Fran Maher (10)
Fylde: Ian Theakstone (3.5), Philip Bass (8), Nathan Baker (9), Catherine Bass (10) (c)
Both Philip and Nathan had triggered lower handicaps following their success at Home against Chester the previous week.
Nathan managed three wins, including an impressive peel of his Blue ball at Hoop 6 in Round 1 before pegging out. Ian narrowly missed out to Margaret 13-12 in Round 1 and had the only win in Round 2.
Philip and Catherine held their nerve to win one game each at Golden Hoop against Fran. In his final game, Philip miscounted the score and, thinking he was one ahead on time, split up the balls. It was actually level. Melanie won at Golden Hoop.
Round 1: Philip bt Fran 4-5. Nathan bt Carol 0-14. Margaret bt Ian 13-12. Melanie bt Catherine 14-6.
Round 2: Melanie bt Nathan 14-7. Carol bt Catherine 10-7. Ian bt Fran 10-12. Margaret bt Philip 14-3.
Round 3: Nathan bt Fran 6-13. Margaret bt Catherine 7-5. Carol bt Philip 10-5. Melanie bt Ian 14-8.
Round 4: Carol bt Ian 14-8. Melanie bt Philip 9-8. Nathan bt Margaret 5-14. Catherine bt Fran 6-7.
Posted by Catherine, 17th May
FYLDE 11 CHESTER 5
Fylde: Ian Theakstone (c), 3.5 Ken Harper 5, Philip Bass 9, Nathan Baker 9.
Chester: Dennis Holman 4, Helen Brophy (c), 6 Paul Taylor 9, Sarah Andrew 9.
Still cool and windy with rain forcasted. The match started well for Fylde with wins from all 4 games which continued to the second round with another 3 wins. So Fylde up 7 - 1 at Lunch supplied by Catherine and very good it was. The 1st afternoon session gave us 2 wins which secured our match win, a further 2 wins gave us a winning 11 - 3 score.
Nathan beat Helen 14-1, Dennis 14-3, Paul 14-1 and Sarah 14-3
Philip beat Dennis 7-0, Sarah 6-4, Paul 6-5 and lost to Helen 4-13
Ken beat Sarah 9-8 Paul 13-10 lost to Dennis 11-14 and Helen 4-14 Ian beat Paul 14-8, Sarah 14-6, lost to Helen 7-14 and lost to Dennis 7-14
Posted by Ian, 16th April