On Saturday, the 13th of August 2022, Metro bowlers met to play their in-house singles tournament.
There were eight of us divided into two groups by Steve Simmons. We then played a round robin against each other, and the winners of each round robin played off at the final
Marjorie convoy won her group against Alan Mariza, and Joe and Wilbert won their group against Josie Jackie and Eric
Marjorie and Wilbert played off at the end of the day after a very, very hot tournament they did really well, but Marjorie was not feeling too great, and Wilbert beat her, but it was a very close thing.
We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Report by Jackie Venus
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