Bowls Club dishes out annual prizes

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There was a good attendance of members and their partners at the Beckingham Bowls Club annual presentation Evening on 26th September in Beckingham Village Hall.

After an excellent meal trophies were presented by chairman Clive Hunter for both league and club individual competitions. Pam West, George Dodsworth and John Warburton received the runners- up cup for the Isle of Axholme Pensioners’ Festival Week Triples, whilst George and John were presented with the Winners’ Cup following their excellent performance in the Isle of Axholme Pensioners’ Festival Week Doubles.

Ken Byfleet and John Foster were congratulated for their performance in finishing runners-up in the Gainsborough Standard Bowls League Pairs, and they will receive their trophy at the GSBL Presentation Evening on 15th November.

This year, the three club competitions had been played on three consecutive Saturdays at the end of the season as opposed to throughout the season in previous years.

This has worked very well this year, as the triples had not been completed since 2008.

Triples winners were Shirley Farrow, John Cawkwelland Pete Cawthorne, the Pairs was won by Bill Bryan and Geoff Proudley, and Bill also won the Singles.

All winners received cups on the night.

Following the raffle a quiz was held, and the competitiveness of the bowlers was evident with two teams finishing with 23 points and one just half a point behind.

The cash prize was decided after four tie breaker questions.

It was a most enjoyable evening with good spirit throughout, and a big thank you goes to every body who contributed their time, prizes for the raffle and helped in the supply and preparation of food.