METRO WINS 5 CUPS AT THE BOWLS NATIONALS
On the 15th of June, 7 Metro bowlers along with their helper Miriam, travelled to Weston-super-Mare to attend the English National Bowls Tournaments. Some of the bowlers who got there early on the Saturday were able to have a roll-up to try and get used to the speed of the greens, as the tournament started early on the Sunday morning.
As usual, the tournament organiser David Stott started with the National Pairs Tournament.
This year, Gause with his partner came runners-up in the B4 Pairs. Steve with his partner won the B3 Pairs, Eric with Amit won the B1 Pairs. In the English National Singles, which followed the pairs, Eric won the runners-up cup in the B1 tournament and Steve won the B3 tournament for the 8th time running.
Mariza, in her first National tournament, had some very close results and managed to draw her game against Jackie. Considering Mariza is recovering from a badly broken ankle in February, she has done extremely well.
Jackie started the week well, but had to withdraw from the tournament on Thursday not feeling well. So this year the Metro bowlers managed to come away with 3 Pairs cups, 2 winners and a runners-up, and in the singles a winner and a runners-up cups.
Next year’s Nationals will be held in the last week of June at the Royal Leamington Spa bowls club.
Report by Eric Gallacher