Captains’ Day

Captains’ Day was well supported on Sunday 31st August when 14 teams took part in a triples competition which was followed by a fish-and-chips supper.

Men’s captain Richard Rose and ladies’ captain Margaret Rayment welcomed everyone and outlined the highs and lows of the season.

TOP RINK: Men's captain Richard Rose, left, with Brenda Watson, Fred Wasmuth, Stuart Lawson and ladies' captain Margaret Rayment.
TOP RINK: Men’s captain Richard Rose, left, with Brenda Watson, Fred Wasmuth, Stuart Lawson and ladies’ captain Margaret Rayment.

Richard said the highlight for the men had been the club performance in the Clockhouse League, largely played by new members who achieved some very good results against much more experienced opposition.

A good win in the final game of the RBA Triples ensured a runners-up spot for Brentwood and for the third year running, unbadged players got through to the finals of the county’s Group 4 Morton Trophy.

Brentwood’s Adam Smith was part of the winning team in the Group 4 inter-group knockout and he was also one of an unprecedented three Brentwood skips in the final of the Ashford Cup, together with Fred Wasmuth and Geoff Byatt.

Richard said 2014 had been ‘the year of the Fred’ with vice-captain Fred Wasmuth getting into three outside competition finals – the Group 4 unbadged singles, the Brentwood and District Affinity Pairs and the RBA Silver Jubilee.

But the biggest honour for the men’s section had been the appointment of club president Byron Davies to the really prestigious position of president of the Essex Vice-Presidents’ Association.

Ladies’ captain Margaret reported that her section had had a difficult year due to player shortages but had achieved some excellent results, winning the Hartswood League and reaching the semi-finals in the pairs competition which, due to circumstances, had to be given away to Kings Chase who went on to win the final.

Again in the Warleywoods League, a team in the quarter-finals of the pairs competition had to give the game away.

Margaret added: “The best achievement for the ladies is down to Ann Betts achieving the semi-finals of the county unbadged singles … an excellent effort by Ann who is on her way to earn her county badge.”

The Captains’ Day honours on the greens went to skip Fred Wasmuth, Brenda Watson and Stuart Lawson who finished the afternoon 19 shots ahead of the opposition to collect the top rink award. They each received a bottle of wine to mark their achievement.