Congratulations to our National Title winners of the 2018 Tony Allcock Trophy after their win yesterday on the last day of the National Championships at Leamington.
 
The Mixed Double rink champions took the title after defeating the 2016 champions Lindfield BC from Sussex.
In Saturday's afternoon's quarter-final Central defeated Hemingford BC from Huntingdonshire 33 - 32 in a nail biter, then returned on Sunday morning to beat Cove BC from Hampshire 38-34, though all the measuring on the last end with Cove looking for a five to take it into an extra end was nerve wracking for the spectators. In the end it was only a single.
 
In the final Lindfield went off on a flyer, only for Central to pull back and move on to build a steady lead. Around the three-quarter mark, Linfield had come back, with Central's lead looking a bit delicate.  However, both rinks kicked in again to take the title with a comfortable 47-35 win.
 
Rink scores were, Mary Tee, Brenda Havard, Nigel Galletly and Michael Andrew won 20-16 and Eloise Jones, Pam Shepherd, Graham Morbey and Keith McNeil won 27-19.
 
Whilst all this excitement was going on at Leamington, Central's ladies were in action in the County Top Club final against a team from Witney Town BC, held at Oxfordshire's south-east bowling outpost at Shiplake Village BC.
In the Singles, Mo Cox gave Central a good start with a close win 21-20. in the Pairs a good game against a strong Witney pairing saw Jennt Williams and Helen Young just miss out at 16-20. Hownever, the Triple of Gill Hunt, Bev McNeil and Carole Galletly won 24-6, whilst the Fours rink of Jull Hart, Jan Williams, Sue Waring and Anne Norton won 19-8, securing the title for the club for the second successive year.
 
With title in their pocket, it was in the cars and off up to Leamington, to watch our new National Champions.
And some people think that Sunday is a day of rest.
 
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Tuesday, 18th of December 2018