The tournament was won by David Brister, Marian Trudell and Shirley Vander Schaaf who are pictured with the trophy.
After the second round only one team had two wins – that of Ben Van Steijn, George Lawrence and Ralph Hewitt. But four of the six teams were one win and one loss. I was playing with Barb Lawrence and Arnold Bowman and we played Ben’s team in the final game. If Ben won he would be the tournament winner. We had a very good game with both teams making some great shots and it went down to the last end. Ben made a great shot to sit three (which would have been good enough to win) but I then snuck in with my last bowl to win 10-7.
The final scores were David Brister 2 wins and 35 points. Louisa Arthur (playing with Vince Tamburello and June Bowman) 2 wins and 34+2. My team with 2 wins and 32 and Ben’s team 2 wins and 30+2. Only 5 points covering four teams!
A good day for the Bowmans and the Arthurs.
On a personal note this was the last club novice tournament that Louisa and I will play in. Our five years are up at the end of the season.
Our thanks go to our sponsor James Jin of Pharmacy 101 and those members who made the day a success.