Barry just misses out in national final
ST ANDREW S Barry Forse missed out on a national title by one shot when he travelled to Bedford to compete in the final stages of the National Over-60s Singles Championships and managed to reach the final.
ST ANDREW'S' Barry Forse missed out on a national title by one shot when he travelled to Bedford to compete in the final stages of the National Over-60s Singles Championships and managed to reach the final.Barry was dominant in the early stages, leading 10-0, then 18-12, but was overcome in the end, losing by just one shot, 21-20. Still a commendable performance.Twelve teams entered the club's fun day mixed fours and it proved to be a close contest, with eight teams winning two of their three games. The winning team was Ann Campbell, Richard Davey, Doreen Henderson and Rex Lay.In the penultimate County League game against BCL, again due to unavailability, the teams were all changed, but with two rinks winning and two losing, St Andrew's came away winners by 11 shots.At home, Don Bailey' rink went down by seven shots, while Gordon Wride's rink counteracted by winning by 11 shots. The away rinks did well, Ron Gill having a good win by 10 shots and Barry Forse's rink losing by just two shots.The ladies had a two-rink friendly away at Isle of Wedmore, Monica Pattenden's rink had a close game, ending as a draw, while Ann Campbell's rink won the game with a 17-shot victory.St Andrew's 83, BCL 72 (County League): J Wilkes, J Chance, D Favis, D Bailey 16-24; A Hyde, R Davey, P Aldus, G Wride 26-15; K Uglow, M Goddard, C Keedwell, B Forse 19-21; G Millard, A Yeeles, R Venn, R Gill 22-12.St Andrew's 53, Isle of Wedmore 35 (ladies' friendly): S Priory, D Poulding, J Ware, A Campbell 31-14; J Pope, A Greenwood, A Powell, M Pattenden 21-21.