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3c - EASINGWOLD SMBC

Content reviewed 6/8/17

 

This page is dedicated to the EASINGWOLD SMBC - one of the counties largest and most successful clubs

Apart from having 3 teams in the Kyle Valley league and 2 teams in the Vale of York league, the club organises an annual Open Triples competition

Brief competition reports and a ROLL of previous winners appears after the club profile 

CLUB PROFILE

 

(2003) The opening of a Sports Hall at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold in 1991 provided the first real opportunity for Short Mat Bowls in the town and the club was formed a few short weeks thereafter. Only one mat was available initially though keen club members soon persuaded the Galtres management to purchase a second allowing entry into the Ryedale League for the 1991/92 season. Around this time the club was also one of the six clubs which were involved in the meetings that resulted in the forming the NYSMBA.

The Ryedale League proved a source of keen competition for Easingwold and during its 6 years of membership it won the league championship four times – three of those in succession. In 1993 the club played an important part in the formation of the Kyle Valley league and entered two teams in their first season. In 1994/95 the ‘B’ team won this league for the first time with it’s ‘A’ team as runners up. This season too saw the instigation of the Easingwold Open Triples and also of the Kyle Valley Leagues Challenge Cup (a competition which the club hosted for the next seven years until the league assumed full responsibility in 2001/02).

At the end of the 1997 season the club withdrew from the Ryedale league and set about the formation of the Vale of York Pairs league. This has proved a source of intense competition in pairs bowling and provided the club with four successive league victories and four wins in the annual Pairs Tournament day.

The decision to play a stronger team in the Kyle Valley League, made a few years ago has provided the ‘B’ team with a good run achieving three successive league titles in the last four seasons and also three wins in the leagues  KO Cup. Although last season was the first time in quite a few years that Easingwold had no league championship to claim, it still won three Cups – the VOY tournament, the KVL Challenge Cup and the KVL KO Cup – a unique triple.

Whilst anno-domini has taken something of a toll in members, the club membership remains strong. It bowls regularly on six mats and can provide good bowling for more members than ever. It can certainly accommodate any bowlers in the Easingwold area and they would be assured of a good welcome from present club members.

 

COMPETITION REPORTS (Roll of Honour at bottom of page)

 

2018 (23rd) TRIPLES - (Jan 27)

 

2017 (22nd) TRIPLES - (28/1/17) (Report courtesy of Keith Hughes) There was an entry of 32 teams from all across North Yorkshire from Scarborough to Eggborough to Knaresborough and also as usual several teams from County Durham. 8 mats were continually in use throughout the day and each team played 5 games each of 40 minutes in alternate sessions. With 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw, each team could potentially score 10 points if they won all their games. If there was a tie then total shot difference over the 5 games would decide the winner.

As the day progressed several teams started strongly but fell by the wayside as the pressure mounted. When the last sessions got underway 2 of the fancied teams from County Durham - including last years winners - were in pole position with 4 wins out of 4. However each narrowly lost their final game which meant that when the scores were added up an incredible 10 teams had tied with 4 wins and 8 points.The organisers had to quickly work out the shot difference for each team to decide the final positions.

In 3rd place with a shot difference of +24 and winning £15 were the Triple of J Clark (skip), S Finch and C Thorn from North Duffield.
In 2nd place with +35 shots and winning £30 were
P Lawry (skip), A Meek and M Manfield from Kirkbymoorside but with +39 shots the winners of the Open Triples Trophy and £60 prize money were the Easingwold team of Andrew Mather (skip), David Hunton and David Brown. (See PhotoGallery and OOM)

Thanks go to Derrick Johnson for keeping everyone supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day and to Margot Millar who ran the very successful raffle which raised over £230 towards club funds.


FINAL POSITIONS FOR ALL TEAMS

Position TEAM CLUB W D L Shot Diff Points
1 A MATHER Easingwold 4 0 1 39 8
2 P LAWRY Kirkbymoorside 4 0 1 35 8
3 J CLARK North Duffield 4 0 1 24 8
4 L WILSON Kirkbymoorside 4 0 1 23 8
5 A McCALLUM Murton Glebe (Durham) 4 0 1 23 8
6 J RAMSDEN Great Ouseburn 4 0 1 21 8
7 D TAYLOR Spennymoor (Durham) 4 0 1 19 8
8 D WICKS Scarborough 4 0 1 16 8
9 F WOOD Easingwold 4 0 1 14 8
10 J WEATHERILL Knaresborough 4 0 1 2 8
11 K STOUT Murton Glebe (Durham) 3 0 2 18 6
12 B SIMMONITE Hambleton 3 0 2 16 6
13 D HICKFORD Murton Glebe (Durham) 3 0 2 11 6
14 A JACKSON St Cuthberts 3 0 2 9 6
15 R GREEN Easingwold 3 0 2 9 6
16 R MUSHET Crossgates 3 0 2 6 6
17 J PENNOCK Easingwold 3 0 2 5 6
18 N ADAMSON Eggborough 3 0 2 -4 6
19 B LILLEY Easingwold 2 1 2 8 5
20 J GODDARD Branton 2 0 3 -6 4
21 C BARTHRAM Hambleton 2 0 3 -8 4
22 A BANTHORPE Hambleton 2 0 3 -19 4
23 A RIDGE Crossgates 1 1 3 -3 3
23 R MUMFORD Knaresborough 1 0 4 -9 2
25 B PICKLES Boroughbridge 1 0 4 -11 2
26 B JOHNSON Murton Glebe (Durham) 1 0 4 -21 2
27 J WILLIAMS Hambleton 1 0 4 -28 2
28 K LOADER Eggborough 1 0 4 -28 2
29 A HOPE Stillington 1 0 4 -35 2
30 N CLARKSON Easingwold 0 0 5 -30 0
31 P STOKES Easingwold 0 0 5 -38 0
32 P BRIMELOW Hambleton 0 0 5 -58 0

 

 

2016 (21st) TRIPLES - (30/1/16) This year there was an entry of 28 triples from 12 different clubs plus a contingent from County Durham as follows: Easingwold (5); Tollerton (1); Boroughbridge (1); Raskelf (1); Hambleton (5); St. Cuthberts (1); Eggborough (3); Knaresborough (3); Thornton le Dale (1); Stillington (1); Yedingham (1); Kirkbymoorside (1) and Durham  (4). 8 mats were in use and all games were of 40 minutes duration giving all entrants 5 games in alternate sessions. Each team could potentially score 10 points if they managed to win all their games. By the end of the day only 1 team achieved this distinction and that was Alan & Paula McCallum and Gladys Elliott from Durham who become the first "non-native" team in the competitions  21 year history to get their names on the Freeman Trophy. Runners up with 9 points were Mick and Anne Ridge and Andrew Leng. The first 3 teams received monetary prizes of £60, £45 and £15 respectively.

(See PhotoGallery and OOM)

 

Position TEAM CLUB W D L Shot Diff Points
1 A McCALLUM Glebe (Durham) 5 0 0 46 10
2 A LENG Yedingham 4 1 0 31 9
3 D TAYLOR Glebe (Durham) 4 0 1 57 8
4 M JONES Knaresborough 4 0 1 34 8
5 F WOOD Easingwold 4 0 1 11 8
6 K STOUT Glebe (Durham) 4 0 1 5 8
7 D JARVIS Raskelf 3 1 1 25 7
8 A JACKSON St Cuthberts 3 1 1 22 7
9 D BEARDSLEY Knaresborough 3 1 1 7 7
10 C BARTHRAM Hambleton 3 0 2 26 6
11 N CLARKSON Easingwold 3 0 2 18 6
12 D HUNTON Easingwold 3 0 2 11 6
13 D HICKFORD Glebe (Durham) 3 0 2 6 6
14 A BANTHORPE Hambleton 3 0 2 0 6
15 P LAWRY Kirkbymoorside 2 1 2 2 5
16 A WARD Tollerton 2 1 2 -9 5
17 K BRAILEY Boroughbridge 2 0 3 -1 4
18 J WEATHERILL Knaresborough 2 0 3 -4 4
19 C WELFORD Hambleton 2 0 3 -9 4
20 P CARTER Eggborough 1 1 3 -20 3
21 B DOBSON Easingwold 1 1 3 -20 3
22 A PICKUP Eggborough 1 1 3 -26 3
23 C GIBBONS Thornton le Dale 1 0 4 -20 2
23 N MARSH Stillington 1 0 4 -20 2
25 P STOKES Easingwold 1 0 4 -35 2
26 K LOADER Eggborough 0 1 4 -58 1
27 P BRIMELOW Hambleton 0 0 5 -26 0
28 S BRAITHWAITE Hambleton 0 0 5 -53 0

2015 (20th) TRIPLES - (31/1/15) Umpiring was shared between Roger Green and Rose Haynes.

This year there was an entry of 34 triples from 12 different clubs plus a contingent from County Durham as follows: Easingwold (4); Tollerton (1); Boroughbridge (5); Great Ouseburn (3); Raskelf (1); Branton (1); Hambleton (4); North Duffield (1); St. Cuthberts (1); Eggborough (1); Knaresborough (4); Thornton le Dale (1); Kirkbymoorside (1) and Durham  (6). 9 mats were in use and all games were of 40 minutes duration giving all entrant 5 games in alternate sessions. Thus each team could potentially score 10 points if they got through the day without defeat. Three teams did in fact achieve this distinction and so were separated by their shot difference. Runners up were Alan Banthorpe (winner in 2005 and 2012) Margaret Mellors and Neil Flynn but the Trophy this year went to Rose Haynes, Simon Holtby (winners in 2005) and Paul Williamson. Final table is shown below. See also PhotoGallery and OOM

 

Position TEAM CLUB W D L Shot Diff Points
1 R HAYNES Gt Ouseburn 5 0 0 57 10
2 A BANTHORPE Hambleton 5 0 0 35 10
3 D TAYLOR Glebe (Durham) 5 0 0 22 10
4 K STOUT Glebe (Durham) 4 0 1 47 8
5 P LAWRY Kirkbymoorside 4 0 1 25 8
6 J NEWSOME North Duffield 3 1 1 21 7
7 D BEARDSLEY Knaresborough 3 1 1 17 7
8 A JACKSON St Cuthberts 3 0 2 26 6
9 A McCALLUM Glebe (Durham) 3 0 2 19 6
10 D HUNTON Easingwold 3 0 2 13 6
11 D BROWN Easingwold 2 2 1 13 6
12 N ADAMSON Eggborough 3 0 2 11 6
13 F WOOD Easingwold 3 0 2 11 6
14 R HARRIS Knaresborough 3 0 2 9 6
15 D JARVIS Raskelf 3 0 2 8 6
16 C WELFORD Hambleton 3 0 2 0 6
17 E INGLE Easingwold 3 0 2 -2 6
18 B SIMMONITE Hambleton 3 0 2 -5 6
19 K BRAILEY Boroughbridge 3 0 2 -7 6
20 M RORRISON Spennymoor (Durham) 3 0 2 -13 6
21 B PICKLES Boroughbridge 2 1 2 -1 5
22 J RAMSDEN Gt Ouseburn 2 0 3 12 4
23 E RICHARDSON Boroughbridge 2 0 3 10 4
24 J WEATHERILL Knaresborough 2 0 3 -1 4
25 D HARROP Easingwold 2 0 3 -5 4
26 L WILSON Boroughbridge 1 0 4 -3 2
27 A BRIGHTON Glebe (Durham) 1 0 4 -13 2
28 M SMAILES Boroughbridge 1 0 4 -29 2
29 S BRAITHWAITE Hambleton 1 0 4 -37 2
30 R SCHOLEY Eggborough 1 0 4 -45 2
31 D HICKFORD Glebe (Durham) 0 1 4 -38 1
32 T PRICE Gt Ouseburn 0 0 5 -40 0
33 J DAVIDSON Knaresborough 0 0 5 -47 0
34 E GRAYSON Thornton Dale 0 0 5 -70 0

2014 (19th) TRIPLES - (25/1/14) The umpire for the day was Lesley Harris.

This year there was a record entry of 38 triples from 15 different clubs plus a contingent from County Durham as follows: Easingwold (5); Tollerton (1); Boroughbridge (4); Great Ouseburn (5); Raskelf (2); Church Fenton (1); Branton (1); Hambleton (3); North Duffield (2); Melbourne (1); St. Cuthberts (1); Eggborough (3); Stillington (1); East Cottingwith (1); Scarborough (1) and Durham  (6). 10 mats were in use and all games were of 40 minutes duration giving all entrant 5 games in alternate sessions. Thus each team could potentially score 10 points if they got through the day without defeat.

With one game left to play there were 6 teams all in with a chance, having won all 4 of their games so far.  However the triples of Joseph Newsome, David Brown, Keith Tingay and James Clark all fell at the last hurdle.

This left just 2 totally undefeated teams so the winner was determined on shot difference. By a narrow margin of 4 shots this gave victory to Dennis Jarvis, Doreen Sorley and Sue Pittham (a combined Raskelf/Knaresborough entry) whilst the Easingwold trio of Fred & Audrey Wood and Derrick Johnson were runners up.

Full results table is shown below. See also the PhotoGallery and the latest Order of Merit.

 

Pos TEAM CLUB  Diff. Points
1 D JARVIS Raskelf 43 10
2  F WOOD Easingwold 39 10
3 F BOATMAN East Cottingwith 48 8
4 R HAYNES Great Ouseburn 44 8
5 A McCALLUM Durham 40 8
6 J CLARK North Duffield 34 8
7 J NEWSOME North Duffield 33 8
7 K TINGAY Scarborough 33 8
9 D BROWN Easingwold 14 8
10 C BARTHRAM Hambleton 9 8
11 M MANN Durham 7 8
12 A BANTHORPE Hambleton 33 7
13 D TAYLOR Durham 16 7
14 A JACKSON St Cuthberts 0 7
15 M HOLTBY Great Ouseburn 9 6
16 N ADAMSON Eggborough 4 6
17 B DOBSON Easingwold -1 6
18 A HOPE Stillington -2 6
19 A LODGE Eggborough -20 6
20 K STOUT Durham 3 5
21 A MEEK Brandon -9 5
22 A MATHER Boroughbridge 2 4
23 D HERBERT Church Fenton 0 4
24 M LILLYMAN Raskelf -9 4
25 K LOADER Eggborough -18 4
26 J RAMSDEN Great Ouseburn -35 4
27 L WINCH Durham -22 3
28 P WHITCOMBE Great Ouseburn -8 2
29 R DELL Melbourne -15 2
30 A BRIGHTON Durham -18 2
31 J PENNOCK Easingwold -19 2
32 K BRAILEY Boroughbridge -22 2
33 M LAMBERT Great Ouseburn -27 2
34 J INGLE Tollerton -33 2
35 B PICKLES Boroughbridge -32 0
36 S BRAITHWAITE Hambleton -35 0
37 B SIMMONITE Hambleton -40 0
38 L WILSON Boroughbridge -44 0

2013 TRIPLES - (27/1/13) This year, 28 triples were entered from 13 different clubs: Easingwold (4); Tollerton (2); Boroughbridge (3); Great Ouseburn (3); Raskelf (1); Church Fenton (2); Branton (2); Hambleton (2); North Duffield (1); Knaresborough (3); St. Cuthberts (1); Eggborough (3) and Seaton Ross (1). However due to heavy overnight snow across the county, 2 of the Knaresborough teams, 1 of the Great Ouseburn teams and the Seaton Ross team were unable to make it to the Centre. In spite of this setback, the competition organisers (Joyce & Keith Hughes) were able to adjust the draw so that everyone present still had a full 5 games - well done Joyce & Keith.

By using 8 mats and spreading the competition over 10 sessions, all entrants had 5 games of 40 minutes each in alternate sessions. As usual, there was no "Final" and so it was up to everyone to win as many  games, by as large a margin as possible. As in previous years, the winner was probably going to need to remain undefeated throughout the day. In the event, only one team achieved this with 4 wins and a draw and this was Arthur Jackson, Daphne Thompson and Harry Welch. 5 teams ended the day  with 8 points having lost only a single game and on shot difference it was Ken Brailey, Lou Wilson and Keith Johnson that were the runners-up.

See below for the final table of positions. (See also the latest OOM and the PhotoGallery)

 

Pos TEAM CLUB DIFF PTS
1 A JACKSON St. Cuthberts 17 9
2 K BRAILEY Boroughbridge 25 8
3 G RAGGETT Church Fenton 24 8
4 P WALKER Easingwold 22 8
5 D JARVIS Raskelf 21 8
6 L MARSHALL Church Fenton 6 8
7 R HARRIS Knaresborough 26 7
8 J NEWSOME North Duffield 13 6
9 R HAYNES Gt. Ouseburn 9 6
10 A BANTHORPE Hambleton 7 6
11 P WHITCOMBE Gt. Ouseburn 0 6
12 K GOUGH Branton 14 5
13 F WOOD Easingwold 12 5
14 G FLETCHER Hambleton 13 4
15 N ADAMSON Eggborough 4 4
16 B DOBSON Easingwold -10 4
17 K CALVERT Boroughbridge -11 4
18 K LOADER Eggborough -22 4
29 M JACKSON Tollerton -7 3
20 A MEEK Branton -11 3
21 R CLARK Tollerton -34 2
22 A LODGE Eggborough -56 2
27 B PICKLES Boroughbridge -13 0
29 J PENNOCK Easingwold -49 0
23 J RAMSDEN Gt. Ouseburn Unable to attend
24 J WEATHERILL Knaresborough
25 D BEARDSLEY Knaresborough
26 S SPENCER Seaton Ross

2012 TRIPLES - (28/1/12) There were 24 entries from the following 11 clubs - Easingwold (5); Eggborough (3); Gt. Ouseburn (3); Hambleton (3); TLD (2); Knaresborough (2); Boroughbridge (2); Tollerton (1); Raskelf (1) and North Duffield (1). All teams had 5 games timed at 30 minutes only (using 6 mats over 10 sessions). As there was to be no FINAL, everyone realised that winning all games was the main objective of the day. By the end of the final session, there were only 3 teams that had achieved this objective and scored the full 10 points available and therefore the final places were determined by shot difference. In 3rd was the Newsome family (+29) with the runners-up being Rose Haynes, Simon Holtby and Roger Green (+37). However, the Trophy winners (together with £45 cash) were Alan & Pat Banthorpe and Barry Simmomite who had clocked up a difference of +51. (See PhotoGallery and latest OOM

2011 TRIPLES - (29/1/11) Cancelled due to lack of support

2010 TRIPLES - (30/1/10) This year a slightly reduced entry of 26 triples (from 12 clubs) took part. This enabled an improved format to be used giving everyone 5 games of 40 minutes duration played on 8 mats over 9 sessions. Wins seemed hard to come by and several fancied teams fell by the wayside with "surprise" defeats. By the end of the day however one triple stood undefeated having only conceded 16 shots over the whole day and ending with a shot difference of +72. These were David & Joseph Newsome and Richard Lochman who become the first triple ever to retain the winners trophy. Only three other teams won 4 of their 5 games and based on shot difference it was Eric Richardson, David Daddy and Jean Smallwood on +30 who took the runners up prize. (See PhotoGallery)

2009 TRIPLES - (24/1/09) This year there were 29 triples entered from 13 different clubs. This was the first year in the new Sports Hall at the Galtres Centre and this enabled the organisers to utilise 8 mats for the first time. Over the course of 11 playing sessions this gave everyone 6 games, (albeit each one only 30 minutes in length) with a maximum of 12 points available.

The winner was to be determined by the overall performance for the day (there would as usual be no Final), so everyone knew that it was more than likely that in order to lift the Trophy they would probably need to remain undefeated. With one of their six games remaining, there were three teams found themselves in this fortunate position. However, although Alan Banthorpe, Danny Brown and Derek Williams had a better shot difference at this point, they found themselves convincingly defeated in their final game to end up in 3rd place with 10 points, just ahead of Pam Walker, Sheila Hurren and Chris Machin. Rose Haynes, Doug Child and Roger Green ran out of time in their final game with scores level and had to settle for 2nd place with 11 points (+32). However, last years runners-up, David & Joseph Newsome and Richard Lochman made certain their names would be on the Trophy this year by winning their final game to achieve the maximum of 12 points (+35). (See PhotoGallery)

2008 TRIPLES - (26/1/08) Entries for this, the 14th year of this competition, were again a little down but never the less there were still 26 teams competing from 11 different clubs. As for last year, all entrants had 5 games which were played out on 6 mats over 11 sessions of 30 minutes duration. With the usual 2 points for a win (1 for a draw), the winner this year was to be the team with the most points accumulated from their 5 games. (The "penalty shoot out" idea used  to sort out tied winners in the last 2 competition was abandoned). 

Everybody knew that the winner was likely to be a team that remained unbeaten throughout the day and so it proved to be. In fact there were two teams to achieve this distinction, both gaining the requisite 10 points. However, it was the home team of Joyce Hughes with Jim & Betty Almond who ended with +25 shots who took the trophy, whilst David & Joseph Newsome (N. Duffield) and Richard Lochman (E. Cottingwith) were just behind on +19. Third place went to Arthur Jackson (St. Cuthberts), Harry Awty & Cyril Croft (Easingwold) who just beat Roger Green (Gt. Ouseburn), Gareth & Edward Townend (N. Duffield) into fourth place by 1 shot in their last game. (See PhotoGallery)    

2007 TRIPLES - (27/1/07) This year a slightly reduced entry of 28 Triples gathered at the Galtres Centre to contest the 13th running of this open competition. Once again, 14 clubs were represented and last years format was repeated with everyone getting 5 x half hour games. By the end of the 12th and last playing session only two triples had gained the maximum 10 points, having remained undefeated throughout the day. These were Jean Calvert, Simon Holtby and Paul Williamson (Boroughbridge) and Pat Bennett, Margaret Mellors and Barry Simmonite (Hambleton).

To decide on the winners, Easingwold SMBC had again decided that the two teams should contest a "Penalty Shoot Out" although unlike last year each team had to nominate just one of their players to take part. So it was that Barry squared up to Simon to try and ditch a full length jack on one of the clubs faster mats. This is not as easy as it sounds - too heavy and the woods hang out but too soft and not enough force to carry the jack far enough. After both players had played and missed 3 times Barry played the perfect "trail" with his 4th following the jack straight in. Simon, with his 4th also struck the jack but was very unlucky when the jack came to rest straddling the ditch line. So the Cup (and £60) went to Pat Bennetts triple whilst Jeans trio had to make do with £30 for second place. For the 3rd prize of £15, fours teams (skipped  by Arthur Jackson, Dennis Jarvis, Jenny Toase and Andrew Mather) followed the same procedure. However this was soon over when Dennis found the right line/weight with the very first wood - a feat unmatched by the other three. (See PhotoGallery)

Note - it is interesting that Easingwold SMBC only ever won this competition in the first year it was played - obviously "home advantage" is not that much of an advantage!

2006 TRIPLES - (28/1/06) Players from 14 clubs gathered at the Galtres Centre once again for this years Easingwold Open Triples. Although over half the 30 entries came from just 3 clubs, there were also teams from as far afield as Melbourne, North Duffield, Pateley Bridge and Darley. Last years format was repeated, with all triples organised in 5 groups of 6  playing on 6 mats over 13 timed half hour sessions. This gave all entries a total of 5 games and a target of 10 points. Unlike last year, by the end of the day no team remained undefeated but 5 teams were tied on 8 points having secured 4 wins apiece. 

In an experimental conclusion the organisers had decided not to separate these tied winners in the usual way by looking at "shot difference" but by asking all 5 teams to participate in a "penalty shoot-out". In this, all 15 players had two attempts to play a long positioned jack into the ditch. At first it looked as if no one would be successful with everyone bowling with too much weight and missing or just clipping the jack to one side. However it was Les Teal who eventually found the line and weight just right to do what was required. Next to go was Arthur Jackson who after hitting the block with his first attempt also came up with a winner. The shoot out then continued to a second round (but on a sudden death basis) during which Les repeated his feat to secure first place for his Boroughbridge team of Bill Cove and Barbara Pickles leaving St. Cuthberts Arthur, playing with Easingwolds Ralph Parsons and Rex Hill in the runners up place. Finally, third place was secured by the home clubs triple of Jenny Toase, Sally Roocroft and Joyce Hughes after Jenny became the only other person to successfully ditch the jack in this novelty decider. (Sorry - no photos but if you would like to see Les and Bill, they were snapped at the Kirbymisperton Triples as runners up back in November)        

2005 TRIPLES - 90 players from 13 clubs (+ an entry from Durham) gathered at the Galtres Centre for the 11th year to contest Easingwold's Open Triples Competition. In a change of format the final knockout stages used in previous years were eliminated and game times were reduced to 30 minutes allowing both for larger groups and an earlier finish time of 4.30pm. Final positions were therefore determined simply on the results of the days round-robin play in which everyone had 5 games (5 groups of 6). There was no disputing the final winners as Alan Banthorpe, Danny Brown and Derek Williams from Hambleton were the only team to remain undefeated, clocking up the maximum of 10 points. (Alan and Danny are currently in top form having recently won the Swinton Triples and been runners up in the County Triples Championships). With four teams tying on 8 points (4 wins out of 5) the minor placings were then determined on shot difference. Brian Jones' Knaresborough triple and the Easingwold three led by Jenny Toase just missed out with +4 and +14 shots respectively. Third place went to Easingwolds Ralph Parsons and Mary Almond playing with Bilsdales Arthur Jackson on +16 whilst the runners up, with +25 were Dennis Jarvis, Maggie Peart and Andrew Mather from Raskelf. Umpire for the day was Fred Wood. (see PhotoGallery)  

2004 XMAS TRIPLES - Discontinued

2004 TRIPLES - Last years format was repeated with all 30 entrants playing in 6 groups of 5 utilising all 6 mats. Every team was thus guaranteed 4 games - each of 35 minutes duration. At the conclusion of the round robin, the group winner plus the two best runners up went on to contest the quarter finals. In these Billy Thompson beat Arthur Jackson, Fred Banthorpe beat Pat Lawrie, Chris Peel beat Joyce Hughes and Rose Haynes beat George Broom. In the SemiFinals, Chris Peel (playing with wife Christine Peel and John Ward) and Billy Thompson had a very close match with the former finally winning 10-8. In the other Semi, Fred Banthorpes trio (David Paterson and John Oliver) succumbed easily to Rose Haynes 19-4. In the Final Rose, playing with Great Ouseburn colleagues Simon Holtby and Roger Green continued to play a very tight drawing game and Billy, wife Joan Thompson and Mary Sweeney found the jack very hard to find. Rose's team finally triumphed 17-3. (For a photo of the winners go to the Photo Gallery)

2003 XMAS TRIPLES - An increased entry of 30 triples this year packed the Galtres Centre for a full days bowling in which all entrants had six 30 minute games. By the end of the day, the triples led by Alan Banthorpe and Chris Peel had tied for the lead on 10 points being the only ones to win five of their matches. After taking shots difference into account, Alan, who played with Hambleton colleagues Derek Williams and Danny Brown were declared the winners over Chris who was playing with Christine Peel and Ian Battersby from Ampleforth. Jenny Toase's Easingwold trio were in third place.  

2003 TRIPLES - The Easingwold Open, originally scheduled for January 18th, attracted an entry of 30 triples including one from Durham. The entrants were drawn in 6 groups of 5 with all contestants playing 5 games of 30 minute duration utilising all 6 of the clubs mats. The group winners plus two best runners up then progressed to the QuarterFinals. In the SemiFinals, Chris Peels (Ampleforth) team put paid to the hopes of Ralph Parsons, Mary Almond (Easingwold) and Richard Kay (Boroughbridge) whilst Philip Elgie, Allan Meek and Simon Holtby (Great Ouseburn) fell to the Durham three led by Moira Gowland.  In the final, Chris, playing with wife Christine and John Ward were easy winners beating  Durham 13-1. This follow their success at Swinton two weeks ago where they were only narrowly beaten into third.

2002 XMAS TRIPLES - The inaugural running of this new open competition saw 21 hopeful teams start the day with each triple playing six 40 minutes games. The winning three were Arthur Jackson and Len Lofthouse from Bilsdale together with Arthur Rathmell from Ampleforth. Arthurs team were unbeaten during the day so accumulated the maximum  12 points. Second place went to John Harforth, Hilda Thomas and Nigel Gray from Helmsley with 10 points whilst Dennis Jarvis's triple, also with 10 points were forced into 3rd place on shot difference.

 

 

EASINGWOLD OPEN TRIPLES WINNERS & RUNNERS UP

Trophy presented by Jack and Eileen Freeman

 

1995 Les Stelling  Stuart & Maureen Lilliman ?
1996 Chris & Christine Peel  Stan Woodgate ?
1997 Richard Clark  Harold & Mary Almond ?
1998 Brian & Norma Foster  Derek Williams ?
1999 Eric Richardson  Billy Thompson  Richard Kay ?
2000 Dennis Jarvis  Maureen Lilliman  Gladys Price ?
2001 David Loraine  Bill Guy  Betty Almond ?
2002 Arthur Jackson  Heather Allen  Max Cook ?
2003 Chris & Christine Peel  John Ward Moira Gowland + 2 (Durham)
2004 Rose Haynes  Simon Holtby  Roger Green Billy & Joan Thompson  Mary Sweeney
2005 Alan Banthorpe  Danny Brown  Derek Williams Dennis Jarvis  Maggie Peart  Andrew Mather
2006 Les Teal  Bill Cove  Barbara Pickles Arthur Jackson  Ralph Parsons  Rex Hill
2007 Pat Bennett Barry Simmonite Margaret Mellors Jean Calvert  Simon Holtby  Paul Williamson
2008 Joyce Hughes  Jim &  Betty Almond David & Joseph Newsome  Richard Lochman
2009 David & Joseph Newsome  Richard Lochman Rose Haynes   Doug Child   Roger Green
2010 David & Joseph Newsome  Richard Lochman Eric Richardson David Daddy  Jean Smallwood
2011 Cancelled due to lack of support
2012 Alan & Pat Banthorpe   Barry Simmonite Rose Haynes  Simon Holtby  Roger Green
2013 Arthur Jackson   Daphne Thompson   Harry Welch Ken Brailey   Lou Wilson   Keith Johnson
2014 Dennis Jarvis  Doreen Sorely Sue Pittham Fred & Audrey Wood Derrick Johnson
2015 Rose Haynes  Simon Holtby  Paul Williamson Alan Banthorpe   Neil Flynn   Margaret Mellors
2016 Alan & Paula McCallum   Gladys Elliot Mick & Anne Ridge   Andrew Leng
2017 Andrew Mather  David Brown  Dave Hunton Pat Lawry  Allan Meek  Margaret Manfield
2018    

 

XMAS TRIPLES WINNERS

2002 Arthur Jackson   Len Lofthouse   Arthur Rathmell
2003 Alan Banthorpe   Danny Brown   Derek Williams
2004 Discontinued