2018 Corporation Cup

Corporation Cup 2018
Aberystwyth Bowling Club
The organisers and grounds men at Aberystwyth Bowling Club could not believe their eyes when they arrived at the green on Saturday 21st July to make ready for the Corporation Cup. The green was flooded! A combination of hard ground following the weeks of hot dry weather and torrential rain during the night and earlier that morning caused water to accumulate on the green that was draining very slowly. All was not lost following a reorganisation of the format, the patience of the 28 competitors and the weather drying out the green the competition got underway at 11:15.
In the top half of the draw there some convincing victories. Young Tom Tolhurst from Llandrindod Wells coming up against club mate Frankie Price to lose to nil. Price having only just managed beat Ashley Edwards (Aberystwyth) in the first round in a last end shoot out. Another exciting game was that between last year’s winner Martyn Phillips and Neville Gore both of Queens Road again down to the last end. Home player Roland Salmon allowing Queens Road member Roger Dimmack to only score 1 having beaten Builth Wells player Steve Jones. Sue Francis (Builth) and Richard Huws (Queens Road) put up a little more resistance having beaten Jackie Thomas (Builth) and Jim Downes (Queens Road) respectively in the first round. Jamie James (Queens Road) went on to meet club mate Martyn Phillips in the ¼ final loosing 15-3 to a now in form Phillips. In the bottom half of the draw there were some interesting encounters. Harri Butten (Lampeter) a Welsh Junior Academy player had quite a tussle against Richard Morgan (Aberystwyth) eventually winning by one shot. He then went on to beat Brian Allen (Queens Road) only to lose in the ¼ finals to Ian Pugh (Aberystwyth) who had seen off Brian Davies (Queens Road) and Terry Jenkins (Aberystwyth). Gareth Davies (Queens Road) comfortably beat club mate Bob Keith like wise David James (Aberystwyth) won against Ken Francis (Builth). James then comfortably beat Davies only to come unstuck against Ian Pugh in the semi-final. In the other semi final Roland Salmon put up more resistance against Martyn Phillips who as now on a roll. This set up a final between him and Pugh. In the end Phillips ran out a comfortable winner with some accurate bowling to claim the trophy for the second year running. The Corporation Cup is supported by Aberystwyth Town Council and Claire Lloyd Hair Studio, presented this year by Dr.Talat Chaudhri, Mayor of Aberystwyth



CORPORATION CUP open singles

21st July 2018

generous prize money 


Aberystwyth Town Council,

Claire Lloyd Hair Studio

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Official opening of 2018 season

The 2018 bowling season officially gets underway on Saturday 21/4/2018 at 2pm.

Everyone welcome. Do come along to play, to watch, to see what we are all about, to meet the members or simply have a cup of tea/coffee.

Look forward to seeing you.