The WSBL fixtures are now complete and Goring Manor have finished as runners up in Division 2 and we have been promoted to Division 1 for the 2020 season.
Following the defeat of Lancing in the penultimate league match Goring Manor have won the 2019 Stracey Shield.
Goring Manor Hurricanes won the 2018 Brodie Tray.
Please be aware: members may be asked to produce their season ticket or proof of session payment, when requested, during use of the green at home and at away matches at Tarring Priory, Marine Gardens and Homefield Park.
WEEK 19th Jul - 25th Jul (ALSO REPORTED IN THE WORTHING HERALD)
Despite some negative results over the last couple of weeks, Goring Manor can take forward a degree of positivity in the direction that the club is taking.
A home game against Steyning saw Goring win on 2 rinks and drawing on 1 in a 5 triples friendly. Unfortunately the 2 defeated rinks lost quite heavily so the overall result was a 69 to 88 shot defeat. Top rink went to Tony Wood, Sheila Lock and skip Pete Treagust. Skip Reg Gore also won and Harvey McGarry drew.
A couple of West Sussex league matches in quick succession saw Goring defeated 9 points to 1 in both games. Salvaging a point in both matches were games skipped by Basil Taylor.
In a close match in the Stracey Shield away to a strong Pavilion team, Goring won on 1 rink and lost narrowly on the other 2 thus falling to 2 points to 6 defeat. The winning rink was that of Ian Jacklin, Chris Wood, Bill Porter and skip Frank Tsang.
The last league game in this report saw Goring's heaviest defeat yet gave most hope for the future. In an evening home match to Pavilion Bears in the West Sussex League, Goring lost 10 points to nil. However, the Bears had brought a very strong team in order to seek revenge for a home defeat to Goring at their own ground. Despite losing on all rinks, the margin of defeat for Goring was very narrow on each rink to the extent that, with a couple of ends to go, the match could have gone either way. When Goring can learn to close out a match against these top clubs, their future could be rosy indeed.
An internal competition to win the Eddie Pascoe Cup followed. Here, 8 teams of three played a round robin competition. The weather was good and, as usual, in an internal competition the banter was friendly. By virtue of winning all three of their games, the winners were Susan Lear, Chris Allan and skip Reg Gore.
On a wet Sunday, 4 teams of triples from Goring Manor travelled to Arundel to compete in a mixed triples invitation event. The weather unfortunately shortened the days play. One of the Goring Manor teams did, however, make it to the final stages and in an excellent last match, Jean Meneely, Chris Wood and skip Frank Tsang carried off third prize.
The photo shows Jean Meneely, Chris Wood and Frank Tsang, with their supporters in the background at Arundel.