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Work on the Green Begins

The Father and Son firm of James Collins from Helston Cornwall attended the green on Tuesday 17th September to begin the planned program of work.  Several club members were also in attendance to assist.  The surface was looking much improved from it’s sorry state at the end of last season. 

Viv and John made themselves useful by cleaning club equipment etc and organised pasties for the workforce.  Many thanks to all those who turned up to help. 

Bowling at ‘The Manor’ Commencing

With the Summer season now over members can keep their hand in by bowling through the winter season at ‘The Manor Hotel’ on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  The first organised sessions are on Tuesday 24th September and Thursday 26th September.  Contact John Mansell to let him know if you wish to play.

Exeter & District 71 Shield

Congratulations are in order once again as Okehampton Simmons Men’s team have won the Shield for the 4th time in 5 years.  With the most difficult of starts to the season, all our teams have done exceptionally well in both ladies and mens leagues.  Well done everyone.

Top Club Result

Congratulations to our ladies who have won the Top Club competition for, we believe, the first time in the clubs history. Played at Morchard Bishop the game ended at two rinks each but Okehampton had a far superior shot difference of 21 shots.  What a superb result and a superb season.  Well Done !!!

Nora Gee Cup

Congratulations to our ladies who have had a brilliant season culminating in winning the Nora Gee Cup.  The final score was Okehampton 36 North Tawton 29.  Just one more match to win now, good luck for the final of ‘Top Club’ against Bradworthy at Morchard Bishop on Thursday.

Club Finals Weekend

The Club domestic competition finals were played over the weekend of August 24/25/26 with the winners receiving their trophies immediately after the last completed final.  With some players reaching several finals the spread of 3 days seemed to work well.  Congratulations to all our winners with a special mention to Alan Mathias who once again won five trophies and to Viv Kirkland who this year won four.

Some of this years winners with their trophies

Following the last day of the finals and prior to the presentation of trophies, players and spectators were treated to a cream tea provided by Jenny and Megan.  Many thanks ladies for your continued good work.  President Brian Vernon was busy as usual and it was pleasing to see some new names on the trophies this year.  A full list of winners can be found on the ‘Winners’ page.

Well done to all those who took part in this year’s events.



Our Ladies into the Final of Top Club

Okehampton Ladies have won through to the final of this year’s Top Club competition by drawing the second leg against Holsworthy 2 rinks each.  Having won the first leg by 3 rinks to 1 they now play Bradworthy in the final on September 5th.  This match is to be played at Morchard Bishop and travelling support would be most appreciated.  Contact Sue or Carole for more details.  Many congratulations to all our ladies for this superb achievement.

Okehampton Teams Successful in Phear Park Triples Open

Two teams from the club were successful in the Phear Park Triples Open competition held on Sunday 4th August.  The team of Viv Kirkland, Janet Griffiths and Peter Davies were the winners pictured here receiving the trophy.  The team of Roger Pedrick, Sue Hearne and Alan Mathias were runners-up.  Both teams won all their games but the winning team was decided by a very narrow shot difference.   Well done to all those who took part.