IPPLEPEN Bowling Club held their annual Dinner and Presentation evening at the Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton, on Wednesday, January 11, writes Shirley Northwood.

Jenny Roberts, Club President, presented the winners of all last year’s competitions with their trophy and miniature keepsakes, with the runners-up being presented with a framed certificate.

The Club would like to give thanks to Harry Northwood again for his computer skills in helping our Secretary Shirley (also his grandmother) in designing and printing the certificates, which was a photograph of the Bowling Club with the winners names and competition shown written on the bowls green.

The competition results were as follows:

Winter 2021/22 Open Singles champion: Carl Mitchell. Runner-up: Shirley Northwood.

Winter Pairs 2021/22 champions: Elaine and Nigel Coombes. Runners-up June Coombe and David Northwood.

Ken Day Memorial Cup (triples competition) champions: Ann Greek, Terry Morris and David Northwood.

The Ladies vs Gents Spring Competition was won by the Ladies

Wakelyn Shield (Triples competition) champions: Shirley Northwood, Malcolm Douglas and David Northwood.

The Dorella Cup (Summer Ladies vs Gents competition) was won by the Gents.

Gents’ champion: Carl Mitchell. Runner-up: David Northwood.

Ladies’ champion: Shirley Northwood. Runner-up: Carol Tuckett.

Stanton Cup winner: Terry Morris. Runner-up: John Donohoe.

Umbrella competition winner: Shirley Northwood. Runner-up: Nigel Coombes.

Ladies’ Pairs champions: Jenny Roberts and June Coombe. Runners-up: Mo Stanley and Elaine Coombes.

Gents’ Pairs champions: John Donohoe and John Farley. Runners-up: Martin Wilkes and Carl Mitchell.

Summer Mixed Pairs champions: Elaine and Nigel Coombes. Runners-up: Tina Chapman and Martin Wilkes.

2022 Club Champion: Shirley Northwood (for the fourth consecutive year).

Following the presentation of all the trophies and certificates, Shirley, as Club Secretary, had the honour of announcing a Life Membership award to Martin Wilkes.

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President Roberts (left) gives the Life Membership award to Martin Wilkes. (John Farley)

Ipplepen Bowling Club was formed in 1981 and, for a quarter of that time, Martin has been the Treasurer.

It was therefore fitting, that as he took this role on in 2013, to recognise his 10th anniversary, what better year than 2023 to make him a Life Member.