Great Scott does his club proud

Scott Vallance with guide dog Benjie and the trophies he picked up in Hastings.

Scott Vallance with guide dog Benjie and the trophies he picked up in Hastings. - Credit: Archant

Southrepps bowler Scott Vallance has done his club proud in a national event.

Scott recently competed in the 48th annual visually impaired Open Tournament held in Hastings.

Scott turn in a magnificent performance throughout the competition, in which he played in the singles, pairs and triples matches, completing a total of 18 games and winning every one of them.

He reached the finals of the singles, pairs and triples competitions, and won all three events. His partner in the pairs, was Paul Davis, from Gloucestershire and his triples partners were Paul Davis and VIPA President, Eric Shackleford, from Somerset.

Scott is well known throughout the bowling fraternity in Norfolk. He is captain of the club's NANSA Afternoon League and is also chairman of the Visually Impaired Bowls England Association. In this capacity he recently attended the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to support the competing bowlers.


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Meanwhile the club's final tournament of the year, the Les North Trophy. was played in memory of member Scott's father-in-law, who was a county bowler in Cambridgeshire, for 40 years, and a great influence to Scott. After three games of eight ends, played in fine weather, this year's winners were, Maureen Lambert, Tony Bond and skip Mary Carlisle. The trophy was presented by Scott. The annual Norman Hooker Memorial Triples Tournament saw teams from Mundesley and Potter Heigham enjoying an afternoon of competitive bowls, with cash prizes. This event was won for the second year running by Southrepps bowlers Ray Cartwright, Paul Gilbert and Scott Vallance.

The club played an Aussie Pairs game introduced by member Jack Pulfer, who sponsored the prizes. This event was so successful that it will now be a regular feature in the calendar. Of the 24 members playing the worthy winners were Yvonne Nolloth and Alf Carlisle.

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