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Sussex’s Pat Gould secures 2019 Patron’s Cup

17th October, 2019 by Matt Wordingham

Sussex’s Pat Gould from Peacehaven BC, has won the 2019 Bowls England Patron’s Cup.

Gould, who was the runner-up 12 months ago, secured the title with an impressive +25 shot difference (27-2).

Gould’s success means that a representative from Sussex have secured the title in three of the last five years, following the triumphs of Gina Symons in both 2015 and 2017.

Special mention must also go to 2012 winner Pauline Bright, from Bedfordshire, who finished as runner-up with a +22 shot score line of 31-9, conceding shots on only five of her 20 ends played.

The competition is run on one day, with each player keeping their own scorecard. Each player plays four games of five ends with the playing position of each player within the rink being drawn for each game. The winner is decided on overall shot difference.

Each county winner is then submitted to Bowls England who collate the winners from all counties and the person with the highest overall shot difference being declared the National winner.

Recent Winners of the Patron’s Cup:
2008 – Vera Trenwith (Cornwall)
2009 – Jenny Dunstone (Cornwall)
2010 – Margaret Lloyd (Northamptonshire)
2011 – Kay Forde (Cornwall)
2012 – Pauline Bright (Bedfordshire)
2013 – Sally Major (Cornwall)
2014 – Maureen McPherson (Bedfordshire)
2015 – Gina Symons (Sussex)
2016 – Maria Smith (Cornwall)
2017 – Gina Symons (Sussex)
2018 – Jackie Cameron (Bedfordshire)
2019 – Pat Gould (Sussex)

The trophy will be presented at the Bowls England Women’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes at the DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

For more information regarding the Women’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes, contact helen@bowlsengland.com.

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