Margaret retains singles title at Weston tournament

THE only Weston success at the 56th annual Ladies Open Tournament was Sylvia Thompson and Jean Coleman, of host club Clarence, who were beaten semi-finalists in the pairs' competition.

THE only Weston success at the 56th annual Ladies' Open Tournament was Sylvia Thompson and Jean Coleman, of host club Clarence, who were beaten semi-finalists in the pairs' competition, who went down 22-15 to the eventual winners from Bridgwater BCL, but they picked up �25 each for their troubles.

Wessex member Ann Fewings received the trophy for the North Somerset lady who was best non-winner.

Clevedon Prom member Margaret Dyer retained her singles title when she kept hold of the Gaze Cup as well as pocketing a cheque for �500.

In an exciting final, Margaret had to come from behind to defeat Gill Fry (Gloucester Spa) 21-15. For her week's work, Gill gets the Salisbury Cup and a cheque for �250.


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There was more success for Prom members when husband and wife combination Ann and John Johnstone were beaten semi-finalists in the mixed pairs' competition, picking up �25 each.

Other winners in the successful tournament, held at the Clarence Club at Clarence Park, were Bridgwater BCL pair Nova Edwards and Jill Price who won the pairs competition, picking up �100 each and the Grey Cup when they overcame Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) and Barbara Mumford (Bidford-on-Avon) who each received �50.

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Long Ashton couple Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Russell were runners-up in the mixed pairs section, taking the Ken Blake Cup and �50 each. They lost out 21-18 to GB Britton, Bristol, pair of Liz Hunter and Mike Humphries, who collected the Alpha Cup and �100 each.

Prizes were presented by James Harwood of main sponsors Optika Opticians, Sovereign Centre.

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