(To see who has won in previous years visit the honours board)
This competition, devised by Colin Whiley, our fixture secretary, replaced the normal competitions this season for those who wished to bowl with Coronavirus rules in place The competition came to a conclusion on September 4th 2020.
24 club members entered the competition in June. The players were placed in 4 leagues of 6. At the end of July the top 2 players of each league then went into a knockout format to compete for the Round Robin Trophy.
The 3rd & 4th placed players were then placed in a knockout stage for the Silver Award. Not to be left out the bottom 2 places in each league then played in a knockout for The Plate.... (Clean or Dirty who Knows)
Bob Tame got off to a fine start and was 6 - 2 up after the first 6 ends. From that moment on Peter Dunkley found his line and took complete control of the game winning the next 8 ends taking a 16 - 6 advantage. With the remaining ends shared Peter went on to win by 21 points to 11. A great start for Peter in his first year at the club.
This was a very close game between another new member Alan Drayton and Graham Dowell. After 5 ends it was 5 points each. At this point Graham started to slowly make his mark on the game and after 12 ends held a 14 - 8 lead. Despite a spirited comeback by Alan, Graham held on to win by a very slim margin of 14 points to 13.
This was the big one (Not) Paul Stretton and Barry Hodges 2 of our great characters of the club played for this award. Paul stormed into a 7 -1 lead after 5 ends and was always in control, eventually winning by 19 points to 10.
Our 3 Winners then for 2020 were.......
Round Robin Peter Dunkley. Runner Up: Bob Tame.
Silver Award Graham Dowell. Runner Up: Alan Drayton.
The Plate Paul Stretton. Runner Up: Barry Hodges.
Best Lady competitor in the Round Robin was awarded to Teresa Cartwright.
Third Place - Gordon Page and Martin Rolfe
Second Place - Les Clarke and Theresa Cornelius
Winners - Graham Walton and Colin Whiley
The Triples competition organised for September 18th was won by Graham Walton, Dennis Quincey and Teresa Cartwright.
Trophies and prizes were presented on our Triples Afternoon Friday September 18th......Report by Colin P Whiley.