2020 is proving to be an exciting year for Hornsea players in the EIBA National competitions with several players reaching National Finals and many more having only just been knocked out at the Regional Finals stage.
Champion of Champions
Firstly, huge congratulations to Holly Baxter who battled her way through to the last four of the Ladies National Champion of Champions competition. She was only narrowly beaten (21-18) in the semi-finals by the eventual winner, Katherine Readnall. Katherine is Holly’s skip in the England ladies team and has won a number of National titles so getting so close was a huge achievement.
Holly reached the finals by winning the club’s ladies singles competition, then winning against the ladies singles champions in Yorkshire to represent the region. The finals were held at Warner Leisure’s Hayling Island Resort over three days at the beginning of February.
Ladies Singles – Holly Baxter – to be played 25th – 27th March
Ladies Pairs – Katy & Holly Baxter – to be played 24th – 26th March
Ladies Fours – Katy & Holly Baxter, Lydia Cutmore & Val Furniss – to be played 19th – 21st March
Ladies Two Bowl Singles – Holly Baxter – to be played 16th – 17th March
Men’s Over 60’s Singles – Paul Footitt – to be played 1st – 3rd April
Mixed Fours – Team of Holly & Katy Baxter, Carl Stoakes & Mark Goodfellow – knocked out in early rounds at the finals
Mixed Pairs – Carl Stoakes & Lydia Cutmore – knocked out in early rounds at the finals
Under 18’s Double Rink Triples – the Yorkshire County team includes Hornsea’s Hannah Watson and Alfie Harvatt
– to be played 21st March
Good luck to everyone, the club is behind you!
Congratulations also to those who reached their first Regionals Finals this year
Knocked out at the Regional Finals stage were:
Mens Singles – Simon Wright
Mens Fours – Team of Cliff Holmes, Pete Oliver, Paul Footitt & Simon Wright
Mens Over 60’s Fours – Nick Cleveley, Mike Watson, Les Watts & Dave Less
Ladies Singles – Katy Baxter
Family Pairs – Lis and Mike Watson
All club teams are now out of the competition but Hornsea were once again the last Yorkshire team in both the Top Team and Egham Trophy. The eleven member Top Team got to the last 32 in the country before being knocked out by Spalding just before Christmas in a very tight match at South Forest IBC. The Egham team got through to the last 16 before being knocked out by a very strong South Shields team in early December.