Glowing sunshine set the scene on Saturday 4th of June at Prestwick Bowling Club where participants and guests enjoyed the open triples competition sponsored by Paul Love and Stuart Cadwell. Bowlers from the home club and others in Ayrshire enjoyed a glorious day on and off the green.
The competition was a Round Robin format with 4 sections of five teams competing over 4 games of six ends. Each team recieved a 1hour break to nourish and hydrate themselves. The winners of each section went through to the semi-finals, which were also played over six ends. The winning skips were Robert McCartney, Tom McGowan, Tommy Thomson and one of our sponsors Stuart Cadwell.
After two closely fought games the the winners advanced to the final .Commiserations to the losing teams led by Tommy Thomson and Stuart Cadwell. Better Luck next time!!
The Final was played over 8 ends and the teams were as follows. Robert McCartney, Sandi Wallace and David Wallace. V Tom McGowan, Kitty McBain and Alison Granger.
An enthralling final ensued and there was some fantastic bowling from both teams. It was a final befitting such a wonderful day and it went to the wire with a magnificent bowl at the last end trailing the jack into the ditch. This turned out to be decisive and the winning team was Robert McCartney and Sandi and David Wallace.
A hearty congratulations and commiserations was paid to both teams.
The runners up and the winners were then presented with their prizes and trophy by sponsor for the day Paul Love of Paul Love Joiners and Building Services. A huge thank you to all who paricipated in what was a fantastic day.
Sponsors, guests, caterers, organisers, spectators and last but not least you the members deserve a pat on the back.
Glenn Ranson. Vice President.