A Tribute to Sue

Sue joined Devizes BC in 2002 and it soon became apparent that with her sporting background she would soon excel at bowls and this was soon proven when she won the Ladies Novice Cup in 2004.

Sue continued to gain experience and it wasn’t long before she was playing in the Ladies Alpha League team. In 2007 she won the Ladies Handicap and then in 2009 she won the Ladies Singles Rose Bowl for the first time along with the Ladies Handicap.

In 2011 she won the Ladies 2 Wood, a cup she retained in 2012 and then in 2013 she achieved what no other lady had done before when she won all three of the Ladies major competitions the Rose Bowl, Handicap and the 2 Wood. In 2014 she won both the Rose Bowl and Handicap again to continue her remarkable run in club competitions.

By 2010 Sue had attained the necessary points to go onto the Ladies County Register and it was also in 2010 when she took on the role of Bowls Wiltshire Administrator and although she had little secretarial experience her “Can do Attitude” ensured she became, in Bowls England’s opinion, one of the best County Administrators in the Country.

In 2012 Sue made her first appearance for the BWL SWCL team and she also reached the semi-finals of the County Triples. This was followed in 2013 with her first appearance in the BWL Johns team. She continued to play in the Johns during 2014 and she was also selected for the Walker Cup Team. Sue finish 2014 by winning the BWL Champion of Champions at the County Finals in September at Devizes.

2015 saw Sue mount a strong challenge on the Ladies County Competitions when she reached the semi-finals of the Singles, Triples and Fours. She was also runner-up in the Ladies Over 55 Singles.

This year saw Sue achieved her dream when along with Rose & Patricia she represented the County at the BE National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa in the Triples and with Rose in the Pairs. On returning to the club she contested three of the Ladies competitions finals when not in the best of health but to her credit and fighting spirit she won the Rose Bowls for the fourth time, the cup she coveted so much.

Off the green Sue was involved in so much but most noticeable was her drive and determination to ensure that the Bowls Committee met the needs of the club bowlers and more recently her commitment and dedication to the Centenary Committee has in ensured that next years the club will have a celebration befitting the occasion.

Sue will be sorely missed by us all and she must never be forgotten for all she did for Bowlers at Devizes BC and in the County.

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