Aberystwyth Bowling Club, Corporation Cup 20.7.2019
As last year the weather made an unwelcome contribution to the day, play being delayed for 45 minutes due to rain and a wet green. Once play got underway there was some excellent bowls play with some unexpected results. The heavy conditions did not favour the lady competitors who had difficulty in reaching long jacks, some opponents being more chivalrous than others. All ladies lost their first game. New bowler Mauro Cafferelli of Queens Road BC caused an upset dismissing experienced bowler and home club member Sion Davies. He then went on to only loose by 1 shot in the next round after leading Stuart Jerimiah Queens Road BC up to 14 all. Experience won out Jerimiah getting a single to win 14-15. Loosing finalist Wil Jones from Tregaron did not have an easy route to the final having a very close second round match with Andrew Wilson of Lampeter and a very competitive semi-final against Nigel Fleming of Machynlleth BC. Last years winner Martyn Phillips had a comfortable first round win against Builth Wells player Steve Jones. His next game was a mammoth tussle against eventual finalist Hari Butten from Lampeter. They were 14 all going into the last end Butten managing to get past the winning post of 15. Tim Butten Lampeter BC and Stuart Jerimiah played the longest match of the day. Neither one getting away from the other upto 13 all but Tim Butten engineered 2 shots to win. This set up a father son semi-final. To date son Hari had not beaten his father Tim. Up to the halfway stage Tim had a slight edge but got stuck on 7 and Hari picked up 6 shots in 3 ends to take the lead eventually winning out. The final between Wil Jones and Hari Butten produced some good bowling. On several occasions Wil was holding a good count but Hari delivered good bowls to either cut down or take the end. His cool bowling gave him the edge throughout eventually leading to his victory. The days competition was enjoyed by players and spectators alike.
The prizes and spectacular cup were presented by the co-sponsors Aberystwyth Town Council represented by the Mayor Mari Turner and Claire Lloyd from Claire Lloyd Hair Salon.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8y1taBwoUdE9dPkY6 This is the link to 3 photos. They include Hari Butten, Lampeter (red Shirt), Wil Jones, Tregaron ( Blue shirt). The Mayor Mari Turner . Claire Lloyd of Claire’s Hair salon