Market Overton Bowls Club
Sept 3rd Triples Gala
Once again Marko were lucky with the weather for our second Gala of the year. A bit cloudy all day and towards the end a few spits and spots of rain but warm bits in between and occasional glimpses of sun. No we didn't need the parasols this time but everyone was able to choose to sit outside and watch if they wished.
14 Teams entered. The plan was 8, 10, 10, 8 ends. However the last end was reduced to 5 for each team as the organisers were a little anxious about the roast dinner spoiling as one or two were a little slow - next time we will have to make more use of the whistle!!
There was a constant supply of biscuits and later on a variety of cake, coffee and tea to keep the energy supplies up throughout the day as well as the bar and everyone sat together at around 5.30 pm to eat the main meal. This is the last time Marge Hart will do the catering as it seems its time to step back a bit.....
President Syd Forbes welcomed everyone onto the rink in his inimitable fashion - chain and all - and after a brief resume of the rules, such as they are, the games began.
There were some close games.
Winners were 'Job Lot', Eddie Owen, Bruce Acock and Jonny Abbott with 37 points -[ having been beaten in game 3 19 to 3 by Another Yard!] Each team member received prize money to the tune of £25 each
Joint second with 36 points were Canaries Kevin Vinter, Brian Tuplin, Ray Harvey [not in the photo - the bird had flown]
and P.M.J.. also 36 points - Alan Pearce, Martin Dennis, Paul Andrew
The remaining scores were Spring Chickens 34, The Young Ones 30, Bosworth Belles 28, Woodsend Warriors 21, Another Yard 21, Less Arder 20, The Henchmen 18, Triflers 17,Triple Trouble 16, Tornadoes 15, and the wooden spoon to Bowlers 3 [ Ellen and Gordon Corby and Jennie Owen in the shape of three small bottles of wine]!
A - nearest to the ditch - spider was played and the bottle of whisky went to Grahame Scothern
The 'brick in the wall' which has been running throughout the summer turned up trumps for David Edwards who received £36 - half the takings. Loaded raffle table as every - thanks for your support.
All over for another year. But the dates are set so make a note! 15th July and 2nd September - formats to be confirmed - and we hope to see you there