On the 13th of June, the Metro bowlers met at Ravenscourt Park to take part in their annual pairs tournament. The first round of games started at 10 o’clock and the last round finished just before 6 o’clock.
It was a nice warm dry day, so all were grateful to Susan, the bowls club secretary, and her friend Jill who kept us supplied with teas, coffees and soft drinks. John Moran and my son Robert did a great job marking the games every session.
I was pleased to see that all the games were played in a nice friendly way, but still in a competitive spirit. The results at the end of play were in 3rd place Maureen Ryan and Joe Meehan, in second place Gordon Bains and Steve Simmons, and the winning pair, winning all their games, were George Phillips and Harish Kumrai.
I had the pleasure of giving Gordon and Steve bottles of wine, and large bottles of whisky and rum to the winners for all their efforts. 14 of us then went round to the pub, where Metro bought the first rounds of drink as usual, then all enjoyed a pleasant evening.
– Article by Eric Gallacher Metro bowls organiser.