BOWLS: Jeanette claims Clarrie hat-trick

Clarrie Dunbar’s club singles champions Jeanette Wheeler and Andrew Colebrooke

Clarrie Dunbar’s club singles champions Jeanette Wheeler and Andrew Colebrooke

First published in Sport

JEANETTE Wheeler was the most successful competitor at the annual Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Club Championships last weekend, writes DAVE EATON.

Wheeler contested three finals – the ladies club singles championship, two wood singles and ladies pairs – and won them all.

She beat holder Kathy Walker 21-10 in the top ladies event, club singles championship, stormed to a 21-2 victory over Thelma Deane in the two wood singles and linked up with Ann Jones to defeat holders Ailsa Midwinter and Jo Dunford 29-18 in the pairs.

Andrew Colebrooke completed a double, beating Brian Hawkins 21-15 in the men’s club singles championship and Russell Francis 21-10 in the two wood singles.

Wheeler and Colebrooke will represent Dunbar next season (2014-15) in the national champion of champions competition.

Doubles were also recorded by Duncan McGovern and Peter Hooley.

McGovern retained his pairs title, partnering Keith Bailey to a 29-18 win and lifted the Open Singles when beating Francis.

Hooley took the Open Novices Singles, beating Ian Johnstone in the final 21-10 and linking up with Alfie Tucker and Craig Doughty to win the men’s triples.


Men’s, Club Singles Championship: Andrew Colebrooke (holder) beat Brian Hawkins 21-15.

Two Wood Singles: A Colebrooke beat Russell Francis 21-10.

Pairs: Keith Bailey & Duncan McGovern beat John Arnold & Harry Edwards 28-13.

Triples: Peter Hooley, Alfie Tucker & Craig Doughty beat Jeff Clapp, Keith Windel & D McGovern 17-10.

Fours: Andrew Taylor, Ian Perkins, Terry Perkins & Dale Taylor beat Russell Milne, Francis Parker, Paul Hewitt & Fred Pope 22-17.

Ladies, Club Singles Championship: Jeanette Wheeler beat Kathy Walker (holder) 21-10.

Two Wood Singles: J Wheeler beat Thelma Deane 21-2.

Pairs: J Wheeler & Ann Jones beat Ailsa Midwinter & Jo Dunford (holders) 29-18.

Triples: Dorothy Amor, Sadie Farrell & Nesta Parfitt beat Ruth Haines, Maggie Morgan & Anne Jones 18-11.

Mixed, Pairs: Nicki Keefe & Graham Shadwell beat Thelma Deane & Keith Bailey 25-6.

Fours: Alan Brown, Irene Abel, Doreen Watson & David Pitcher beat S Farrell, N Parfitt, Francis Parker & Alan Totterdale 18-17.

Open events, novice singles: P Hooley beat Ian Johnstone 21-10.

Open Singles (sets): D McGovern beat R Francis (holder) 1.5-0.5 (12-0, 7-7).

Open Pairs (sets): Paul Hewitt & Fred Pope beat Andy & Dale Taylor 2-1 (3-10, 7-4, 2-0).

ANDY Moore from Christie Miller, the last player from the area left in the national championships at Melton & District lost in the first round (last 32) of the singles championship to Phil Epton (Gedling, Nottingham) 21-15.


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