On Wednesday, we played in the Edna Paisley League, our Ladies travelled to Blandford BC and played their ‘Badgers’ team. Unfortunately we fought hard and lost on both rinks by a small margin so gained no points in this league.
On Thursday, we played in the Bournemouth & District Ladies League, a local derby, as our Ladies hosted Poole Park ‘A’ at Swanage. The rink of Sue King, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker were 6 shots all after 8 ends but then steadily pulled away to a fine win of 19 shots to 12 at 18 ends
Jan Cherry, Linda Wallis (Lady Captain) and skip Uta Keats fought hard and were 11 all after 15 ends, they kept their nerve and took 5 shots over the last 3 ends for nail biting win 16 shots to 11. Well done a maximum 6 points taken!
On Saturday morning we had two teams playing in the Bournemouth & District Mixed Triples League. Swanage ‘A’ team entertained Braeside BC ‘Belles’ team in section 1.
Many shots were scored in this game, whilst the rink skipped by Norman Love pulled out a lead in the middle section, the ‘Belles’ came back and forced a 25 shots draw. The rink of Paul Knapman, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker was close after 6 ends but they put the foot down and roared off to a 27 to 10 shots win, an overall win of 52-35 and 5-1 points gain.
Swanage ‘B’ team travelled to Bournemouth BC and played their ‘Buffalos’ team in section 6. The rink of Pam Roddick, Ben Cross and skip Tim Luscombe kept constant pressure on the opposition and gained a good win 19 shots to 11. Julie Lomas-Smith’s rink fought hard but went down 19 shots to 10, bad luck loosing overall by only 1 shot! but 2 points gained.
On Saturday afternoon Swanage were at home in the Bournemouth & District Premiership League Section 4 and played host to Braeside ‘A’. Two rinks skipped by Gordon Wallis and Jim Kelly went down 12-16 and 15-21 respectively, these rinks fought hard and kept the loses to a minimum. Whilst, Roger Senior, Clive Bryceson and skip Terry Buck had a ‘ding-dong’ game, firstly leading then trailing but with tenacity gained 6 shots over the last two ends and won by 17-14 shots. The icing on the cake, however, was the rink of John French, Dave ‘Hoggy’ Hogsflesh, and skip (Mr. Captain) Brian Beeston, who having taken a substantial lead in the first section, kept the boot on the jugular, and gained a wonderful win of 23-13 shots, giving the team an overall win by 3 shots (67-64) and 10 points to maintain our league position.