Gladys Cowell Over 60’s Ladies Open competition held at Peel Sunset BC on Saturday 20th May 2023
There was an entry of 17 ladies.
So, we started with only one pre-lim Cath Parker v Marilyn Ellison with Marilyn going through to the last 16.
The previous holder of the trophy, Paula Firth, knocked out Marilyn by a close score of 21-19 in the first round but Paula was defeated by Joyce Kelly 19-21 in the quarter-finals. Joyce went on to play Sue Gawne but lost 18-21. Lil Smith, another strong contender had convincing wins in the first round and quarter final stage, but Lynda Cademy stopped Lil in her tracks by winning 21-17, with Lynda going through to the final game against Sue. The final was a close match, it was a slow start then Sue started to pull away by gaining a series of twos; Lynda then started to collect more points but could not catch Sue with a final result of 21-18 to Sue Gawne.
There were 5 clubs represented and most staying until to the end. The President of Peel Sunset BC, Lynda Wilson, presented the prizes to the semi-finalists and runner up and to the winnerof the Gladys Cowell Trophy. Thanks were given to the Cowell family for continuing to support this competition and also to the green keepers for their fantastic efforts.