The team will be listed here once known and should arrive at the Club NO LATER than 1.00pm.
If we win our group then the Club will be in the FINAL on Sunday 16 July at St. George’s BC with a 1.30pm start. Again arriving NO LATER than 1.00pm.
Teams in our group at Benfield are as follows: Forest Hall, Gosforth Garden Village and the Winners from Round One Group B (Cramlington, Fossway, Health & Security and Hexham Elvaston played at Cramlington on Sunday 14 May).
We also host the Group C games on Sunday 14 May at 1.30pm where our guests are: Cowpen & Crofton, Gosforth Empire, Portland and Seaton Sluice.
UPDATE: 22 May… In the second round of this year’s competition both Benfield and Fossway won both their opening games and subsequently played each other in a decider to see which Club would play in the 2017 Final at St. Geroges in July.
As it turned out Benfield won with the last end starting at 6-6 with one shot to go through 7-6. Coming back from 0-3 and 3-6 down this was a great win but fortune also played its part when the opposing skip chose to fire twice on the penultimate end when lying one (a touching bowl) and with the best two back bowls instead of just drawing a shot when the game was ‘safe’. He lost three shots as a result which tied it up as above. Benfield’s rink was as follows: J. Proctor, A. Pomphrey, P. Proctor and Skip, B. Rootham.
UPDATE: 11 July… Benfield’s rink for the Final, to be played at St. George’s in Morpeth is as follows: J. Proctor, A. Pomphrey, P. Proctor and Skip, B. Rootham.
Our opponents on the day will be: NSWE, Ponteland A and Newbiggin B. Come along and give the Club your support.
UPDATE and RESULT: Having got off to a very good start against a confident Newbiggin side Benfield stamped their authority on the tie from the off, winning well in the end to set up an opportunity to win this trophy for the second time in 7 years.
The second tie against NSWE was much more confortable with a win which turned out to be relatively easy in the end and this set up a tie against Ponteland to decide the eventual winners.
Both teams had won both opening games and it was a decider that the players felt they could win such was the confidence. After taking a single shot in the opening end Benfield were lying three extremely well played shots in the second only for the Ponteland skip to get two very fortunate wicks from a very tight last bowl which spun to the jack and carried for four.
1-4 down and it could have gone sour after that with only nine ends per game but Benfield rallied back and took the game 9-5 to win the Jubilee Cup for the second time.
CONGRATULATIONS to the players who took part in the competition this season. Now… we need to retain it next year.