Smith secures memorable hat-trick
Keith Smith lifted the men’s singles title at Ashford Rail BC, beating Alan Aldridge 21-14 during the club’s annual finals day on Sunday.
He also claimed the men’s two wood courtesy of a 16-8 success over Chris Knapp and the mixed pairs partnering Ashleigh Minter to a 21-12 victory overAmy Ellis-Ingleton and Carl Akers.
Smith also made the final of the men’s handicap but went down 27-22 to Thomas Fairman, who teamed-up with Clive Allen to beat Dennis Gibbs and Tony Fortune 25-8 in the men’s pairs.
Chris Lock won the ladies’ yardstick, overcoming Mary Fortune 31-26 but she was beaten 18-11 by Mo Hayes in the ladies’ two wood.
Ashleigh Minter, Charlie Holdaway and skip Sean Farmer beat Amy EllisIngleton, Steve Miles and skip Gordon Samson 21-14 in the club triples, while Chris Knapp beat Steve Miles 34-29 in the club yardstick and the Junior Championship was won by Lewis Minter, who saw off Cullam Fraser 21-12.
Trudy Paine won the ladies’ handicap with a 27-20 win over beat Mary Fortune.
Rail played five mixed triples at Wear Bay on Saturday and won 114-91, led by Thomas Fairman (lead), Paul Hunter and skip Jenny Farmer (29-12), who had the highest-scoring rink.
The finalists in Ashford Rail BC’s triples competition. From left, back: Sean Farmer, Steve Miles, Gordon Samson, Charlie Holdaway; Front: Amy Ellis-Ingleton and Ashleigh Minter
Left, Keith Smith and Alan Aldridge and, above, the ladies’ two wood finalists, Chris Lock, left, and winner Mo Hayes