Pam Shaw, receiving the trophy from Barbara Gee, previous winner and runner up

On a warm sunny day sixteen ladies contested the Halifax Bowling Club's Hanson Merit. A feature of the day was the superb performances by some of the new inexperienced ladies such as Carol Onions and Linda Robson. Pam Shaw and Janice Wright are maintaining their improvement and it was good to see Lynda Canning and Mavis Walker using their green knowledge.
The semi final featured Carol Onions and the experienced Barbara Gee and team mates Pam Shaw and Jan Wright. Carol went into a 4-0 lead before Barbara won the Jack and bowling her trade mark 20 metre round pegging marks ran out a 15-5 winner.
The game between Pam and Janice was a very close encounter with both ladies bowling a similar length. Pam took the honours by 15-14.
The final saw Barbara moving into a 10-5 advantage bowling a long pegging mark on the edge of the green. When Pam won the Jack she bowled superbly on a round finger medium length mark to run out a 15-11 winner.
An excellent day's bowling.

On a warm muggy day thirty ladies contested The “Lingard Trophy” and the “Sutcliffe Cup”.

The quarter finalists in the main event “The Lingard Trophy” were Christine Austin, Val Bax, Joanna Branney, Marion Reynolds, Anne Mullaney, Elspeth Hartley, Barbara Gee and Marian Quick. Notable performances were by Christine  who beat Val  15-12, Joanna who defeated Marion 15-10, Anne defeated Elspeth 15-12 and Marian who beat Barbara 15-9.

Joanna and Marian both showed their experience as they came through their semi-finals against Christine and Anne. Anne, who plays on the ladies “C” team bowled superbly.

The final between Joanna and Marian was a “nip and tuck” encounter with Joanna bowling a medium finger peg mark and Marian concentrating on a shorter straight mark. Joanna was leading all the way at 13-8, before the final stages of the game when Marian won the jack and ran out a 15-13 winner as she scored 5 singles and a pair without reply.

The “Sutcliffe Cup” was contested between Alison Lister and Pam Shaw. In the semi-finals, Alison had beaten Marilyn Greenwood 15-9 and in a thrilling semi-final Pam came out on top 15-14 against new bowler Ann Booth.

The ladies enjoyed the day which included a superb lunch, strawberries and cream and “Afternoon Tea” which included the favourite “Cream Cakes”. The prizes were presented by the Lady President Margot Handsley to Marian Quick and Pam Shaw. Margot thanked everyone for their support and the men who helped with the measuring.

Christine Austin Winner of the Louie Pearson Ladies Handicap

On a showery June Monday 12 lady bowlers competed in the Louie Pearson Knockout Handicap. The competition had four rounds with games played to 21 points. The games throughout were competitive with all matches finishing with players in double figures. The Final was between Janis Wright and Christine Austin, Christine won 21-14. Christine was a worthy winner and gives hope to the younger players of being able to succeed in the future.