I’m pleased to report that the rain held off after the really hot spell and the Semi-Finals and Final went ahead and were completed. A big thank you to the 12 spectators who came along to support the finalists; including a surprise appearance from “The Bowling Legend”: Mike Harland! It was great to see you Mike at the Club and good luck with your health. (Advice from the side-lines given out by Mike to the players, as always and appreciated.)
Shirley Adlem and David Stride on Rink 2, edged out Mike McCrossan and Derek Pickering to win through to the Final, (Derek in his first year at our Club). In the other on Rink 3, John Howell and Peter Smith came through beating Malcolm Holmes and Lotty Kirwan to secure a Finals place.
The match took place shortly after and what a close and entertaining game it proved to be! Shirley and David went off like a train going to 12-1 up against John and Peter. Some steady play ensued and gradually John and Peter came right back into the match, heading into the last end at 17-15 up. A thrilling last end and congratulations going to Shirley and David who gained 3 shots, winning 18-17 by the one shot. Well done to them both and especially to David (a new member in his first full year at our Club!)
Many thanks go to all 11 Pairs who took part in the Competition (22 Club Members) in a difficult year for our Club. You all really made this friendly competition well worthwhile and enjoyable, according to the reviews received. Thanks also go to the spectator support, which was very good. It really was 2 good Saturdays of Bowling at LBC!!
(Photo below of The Winners): Further photos of the Finals Day will also appear in The Gallery Section on our Club Website