Maureen… Champion of Champions

Wedmore had a fine home win in a Mixed Friendly against Chew Stoke with an overall score of 49 shots to 30. Beryl Carson’s side were fast out of the blocks but Chew Stoke caught up and went into the lead from end five until end ten when Wedmore reclaimed the lead. Four ends later in this closely fought match, the sides were level but Wedmore put together a winning sequence of 12 shots in the last four ends to triumph by 26 shots to 14. Alan Birch’s group were also in a close tussle with the lead changing hands and all level with five ends to go. Again Wedmore finished strongly with 11 shots and won by 23 shots to 16.

In a Ladies’ Friendly at home to St. Andrews of Weston-super-Mare, Wedmore were less successful with one rink gained by each club and an overall adverse score of 27 shots to 42. Beryl Carson’s team were in a ding dong struggle with the lead swapping until Wedmore looked in the driving seat with 17 shots to 11 with three ends to go. St Andrews took them all, gaining four shots so the home team won 17 shots to 15. Marie Trow’s ladies were in touch with their opponents for the early ends but could not prevent them running away later on to go down ten shots to 27.

Wedmore club Treasurer and founder member Maureen Hordle has won many titles in the club over the years and distinguished herself this year in the County competition for the champion of champions. Maureen reached the final having overcome some stiff opposition.

“I didn’t realise it was the final until the umpire told me on arrival. I played well but was beaten by a national level player. I was pleased to be there.”