DELAYED by the weather, North Devon Ladies Triples League bowlers finally decided the destination of their champion of champions trophy for 2008 with the league's four divisional winners playing off at the Byeways club at the weekend. It was worth the wai

DELAYED by the weather, North Devon Ladies Triples League bowlers finally decided the destination of their champion of champions trophy for 2008 with the league's four divisional winners playing off at the Byeways club at the weekend.It was worth the wait for Ilfracombe team members Liz Purdon, Pat Marriott, Pat Boni, Beryl Gillam, Nan Ford and Ann Parker, who carried off the trophy by one shot in a closely contested final with Bideford Strand.Ilfracombe made the final with a 28-13 semi-final win over Braunton, while Bideford Strand beat North Tawton 28-14.The weather was against them again, but the ladies played on in the rain, although the final was reduced to 12 ends.Ilfracombe's triple skipped by Pat Boni gained a 12-9 win over the Bideford trio skipped by Carol Rockey, but Bideford's Audrey Bignell triple were three shots up on their 11th end making the overall scores equal. In the final end Audrey put her second wood within two inches of the jack to give Bideford shot and victory, but Ilfracombe skip Ann Parker's last wood wicked off a side wood to take the shot back. Audrey's last wood missed the jack by a fraction, making Ilfracombe champions 20-19. 2009 NDLTL results so far: Div 1- United Services B 36(6) , South Molton 18(0) ; Bideford Strand A 46(4) , Braunton A 32(2). Div 2 - United Services C 24(3) , Holsworthy 24(3) ; United Services A 32(6) , Byeways A 20(0) ; Barnstaple B 34(0) , United Services A 47(6).