BOWLS: Handicap Triples competition surprises

Winners Alan and Angie Atkinson and Andy Cooper with finalists Dave Bridges, Christine Ivin and Lol Mounteney.

THE busy season is well under way at Indalo Bowling Club.

The latest competition, the Drawn Handicap Triples, attracted 22 teams to enter this popular annual event.

In the earlier rounds some of the experienced teams suffered on the shots they had to give the less experienced lower handicap teams. The heavy rain on one of the day’s play also took its toll, with slippery bowls, drenched players and a sodden rink.

After all the keenly fought matches the first semi-final was played by Christine Iwin and her team of Lol Mounteney and Dave Bridges, who were up against the surprise team of newer bowlers Janice Laine and Kay and Henk Van der Veen. It was a very hard fought match and Janice’s team were ahead. But experience came through, and Christine’s team made up a big shot difference in the last few ends and came through the winners. A very exciting match!

The second semi-final was a more even playing field with Alan and Angie Atkinson and Andy Cooper winning a very competitive match against long-time members Tom and Maureen Whithouse and Pam Carter.

The final was a great match with the lead being contested on every end. After some great bowling by both teams, Alan, Angie and Andy showed their resolve and took the match 16 shots to 13 against Dave, Christine and Lol.

Everyone agreed it had been a great competition and thanks went to John Colquhoun, Indalo’s Competition Secretary, for all his hard work.