Rollers boss own tourney

DOMINANT ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE made it a home affair as two of their teams contested the final of a tournament that attracted 60 competitors from across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Rolls hosted the event and at the semi-finals stage, home trios came up against Russell Bowls Club, of Bilborough, and derby rivals Bestwood Workshops.

Both home teams secured their berth in the finale and the rink of Dave Adams, Janet Adams and Mark Foulds beat Roy Walker, Alan Parker and Dennis Baxter (guest from Ashfield-based Investment) by just one shot.

IN Division Three of the Ashfield 4x2 League, Rolls endured a Jekyll and Hyde week, winning one fixture convincingly and then suffering a hefty setback.

Against Teversal, the locals came home 12-2 winners (88 shots to 70).

Adam Wright and Graham Fowler set the tone by winning 15 of the 21 ends to head their opponents 28-12.

John Walker and John Etches were deadlocked at 19 apiece after 20 ends but scored a three on the final end to win 22-19. while Stuart Newton and Mark Foulds won 23-15.

The only defeat was suffered by Lily Bennington and Ann Taylor, who dropped a six midway through their game and never recovered to go down 24-15.

But against SKBC in the same competition, Rolls were never at the races, losing out 12-2 (108-62).

This rearranged fixture was the undoing of Rolls with the only winning rink that of Terry Simpson and Alan Harvey, who came through 21-17.

John Walker and Mark Foulds narrowly lost 21-19, while Greg Umney and John Etches dropped a six and five threes to go down 28-14.

The nails were hammered into the coffin by a heavy 42-8 reverse for Pauline Harvey and Adam Wright.

THE ROLLERS managed to finish the week on a high with a top-of-the-table 6-0 whitewash (85-50) of TRW in Division One of the Saturday 3x3 Federation.

Rolls continue to dominate the division with a 100% record after eight matches, while TRW are second.

But the locals were always in the box seat after Mark Foulds, John Etches and Alan Parker gave a strong performance with wins on 15 of 21 ends, including a five and four fours to succeed 36-9.

Maureen Gunn, Geoff Gunn and Bert Wright raced into a 12-0 lead after four ends. Although they were reined in to trail by two, nine shots in the final four ends set up a 28-21 victory. John Walker, Graham Fowler and Roy Walker won by a single shot, 21-20.