CLARRIE Dunbar missed out on recording a treble in national team competitions last weekend.

They were successful in both the men’s and ladies top inter-club events for the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy against Malvern Hills 95-87 and Nailsea 94-54 respectively.

However, their treble ambition ended when they saw their hopes of another fine run in the Top Club competition come to an abrupt halt when going down away in Swindon to Westlecot.

Clarrie were pushed all the way by Malvern Hills in the Denny Cup and trailed across the board for more than half of the match.

They edged in front to lead overall 26-23 at five ends, but were 48-43 adrift at 10 and 66-63 down at 15 ends.

But a superb late flourish saw Clarrie move 83-78 ahead at 18 ends and take a hard-fought 95-87 third round win.

Dunbar won on three rinks, with skips Graham Shadwell and Andy Colebrooke at home recording nine and seven-shots successes respectively, while Keith Bailey skipped his rink to a five-shots away win.

Clarrie progress to round four and a Denny Cup meeting with Oxford City and County on December 8.

The ladies were in complete control of their third-round Yetton Trophy match against Nailsea, leading from start to finish.

Overall they were 20-13 up after five ends, 33-30 ahead at 10 and 54-43 up after 15 ends before pulling away to a comfortable 50-shot success 94-54.

Like the men, Dunbar ladies took the honours on three of the four rinks.

Leading the way was the home foursome of Ann Jones, Mary Pratt, Pam Trippick and skip Sue Bird, who powered to a 30-10 win.

Jeanette Wheeler skipped her rink at home to a 17-shots victory, while skip Ailsa Midwinter recorded a nine shots away victory in Nailsea .

In the next round on December 8, Clarrie face Dorchester.

Clarrie’s hopes of another fine run in the Top Club came off the rails in the early stages this time around at Westlecot.

They lost in a close encounter 10 points to six and 84-83 overall, where no more than two shots separated the teams in the five disciplines.

Dunbar won the men’s two-wood singles courtesy of Keith Bailey 21-20, as well as the mixed fours, with Thelma Bailey, Jo Dunford, Duncan McGovern and skip Russell Francis winning 15-13.

However, Jeanette Wheeler lost 21-19 in the ladies two-wood singles, while Teresa King and Graham Shadwell lost 15-14 in the mixed pairs, and the mixed triples match finished with Ailsa Midwinter, Wayne Snook and skip Andy Colebrooke 15-14 in arrears.

  • WAYNE Snook finished 11th with 212 points in the Open Singles Circuit rankings last season to qualify for the 2018 Grand Final this weekend at Potters Leisure resort at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

The top 32 players in the OSC rankings earned the right of a place in the Grand Final showdown and the chance of winning the top prize of £,1600 out of a £5,400 prize pot.

Andy Moore, who now plays out of Chippenham-based North Wilts, will also be in action, representing his old club of Christie Miller, Melksham, where he was a member for many years until the sports centre closed down in late October.