Nuneaton BC again hosted the challenge game between the County President and The IMPS, in an impressive performance the President won five out of six rinks with an overall 103-65 score.

Steve Martin (Grange), Wilf Pinfold (Nuneaton), Bill O’Gara (Wolvey) and Past President Geoff Moran took a midway four shot lead thanks to a brace of doubles. A good spell took the lead to thirteen with four ends left and while the Imps took the next end with a double Moran and co finished strong to win 25-5. County President Aubrey Brookhouse, Clive Radford (Lillington), Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock and Bruce Truman (Rugby Railway) dropped an early four but clawed things back to trail by two after eight ends. With five ends to go the deficit was three, this was cleared the following end and Truman’s rink took a couple of fours on their way to a 22-12 victory.

Pat Keogh (Wellesbourne), David Farmer (Thornfield), Paul E Smith (Royal Leamington Spa) and Past President Brian Mace Humphries went from a shot down after five ends to seven up with twelve ends played. The visitors took four shots over the next couple of ends but Mace Humphries and co replied with a treble and four to seal an 18-10 win. Mick Sharpe (Rugby Railway), Ray Harrison (Nuneaton), late stand in Paul Cooper (also Nuneaton) and John Hughes (Avenue Leamington) started well, five shots up after eight ends. The IMPS fought back to clear the deficit and move two clear with four ends to go. Hughes’ rink took a double and trio of singles to win 14-11.

Rick Hayes (Avenue Leamington), Match Secretary Mike Hall, Paul Smith (Royal Leamington Spa) and Past President Nigel Hewitson finished the first half of the game well to lead by five. The second half saw the bears surrender their lead and drop to two down with two ends to play. Hewitson’s rink cleared the deficit on the penultimate end and took victory with a treble, final score 15-12. Dave Brotherton (Welford), Barry Connolly (Avenue Leamington), Mick Bayliss (Matrix) and Immediate Past President David Wigman were four shots ahead at the halfway stage. Four singles and a treble saw the visitors move three up. The sides exchanged a single before the Imps completed their only win 15-9.


19 Jun 14:00 - 18:00
WCBA v Worc (H)
19 Jun 18:15 - 20:15
Pairs R3
20 Jun 18:15 - 20:15
Mixed Pairs R4
21 Jun 18:15 - 20:15
Senior Fours R2