Market Overton Bowls Club
64 bowlers, fantastic bowling green and surroundings, lovely weather, happy smiling faces, roast beef dinner, tea, coffee, biscuits, cake, bar - all on tap - what a great recipe for a Gala? The Raffle table was groaning with prizes - mainly bottles! Tim from Corby won the Spider which was a bottle of whiskey.
Marko thank everyone who helped in any way especially the catering ladies and green team.
This is what happened at Marko Sunday 17th July. Hope you all enjoy the photos. President Syd Forbes did the honours with the prize giving.
Winners were the Canaries, made up of Tony Freeman, Ray Harvey, Brian Tuplin and Kevin Vinter with 35 final points - despite being beaten in their last game 12 shots to 6 by the Marko team of More Arder. Their early win in the first game with 19 shots to 1 against New Green Team certainly boosted their score. The winners receive £100 for the rink [£25 each bowler].
A tie for Runners up with Yo Yos and Spring Chickens. The former from Marko and the latter from Syston. Spring Chickens took an early lead with 24 shots to 2 on their first game while the Yo Yos were more steady but winning three games out of four. Grateful thanks to our youngest member Chris Rawlings who stepped in on the morning as a replacement. The final points for the two runners up were 33 so instead of splitting shots, differences etc. it was decided to give each runners up team team £10 per bowler [£40 per team] rather than £15 each to the one. Yo Yos were Jonny Abbott, Chris Rawlings, Mike Parkes, and Mick Boddington. Spring Chickens were Marilyn Wood, Ray Wood, George Stone, Martin Warner.
The Booby prize went to a Marko team The New Green Team lead by Jo Abbott, Brian Abbott, Dave Edwards and Ann Cusdin who when not bowling was working like a trojan on coffee duty and washing up!! What a star,
Enjoy the photos in the Gallery and see us again in September.
The second Gala takes place Sunday 3rd September and there will be places for 12 teams of triples and one sitting for cooked meal.
Entry form is available to download from this site - see Marko Gala Invite 2017 [trips].