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Battling for Bungay bowls shield

PUBLISHED: 09:39 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:16 16 September 2010

Shaun Snowdon, Mike Wilson and Des Talbot being presented with their prizes by Geoff Went (right) at Bungay Bowls Club.

Shaun Snowdon, Mike Wilson and Des Talbot being presented with their prizes by Geoff Went (right) at Bungay Bowls Club.

Twenty teams enjoyed an excellent day of Three Wood Triples bowls at Bungay Bowls Club as they competed for the Chairman's Shield.

After two of the three games in the first of two qualifying groups, just one triple had won both matches, with another one registering a win and a draw.

Twenty teams enjoyed an excellent day of Three Wood Triples bowls at Bungay Bowls Club as they competed for the Chairman's Shield.

After two of the three games in the first of two qualifying groups, just one triple had won both matches, with another one registering a win and a draw.

The leading triple from the Earsham club of Mike Wilson, Des Talbot and Shaun Snowdon guaranteed their place in the grand final by winning their last game 13-4.

The second-place Lowestoft Railway triple of Peter Woodgate, Sue Woodgate and Diane Spalding lost 13-4 to the Bungay triple of Steven Church, James Gosling and John Kelly who went past their rivals and claim a place in the third-place final, by a shot difference of 20, thanks to an impressive 24-1 win in their first game.

After two games in the second group only two triples had won their opening games.

Bungay's Colin Powley, Roger Bullen and Ann Swanston led by a shot difference of five from the Earl Soham/Badingfield triple of Alan Chenery, Ann Elliot and Tim Green.

But both triples then contrived to lose their final qualifying match.

However, with a couple of their nearest opponents drawing matches, both triples remained at the head of the group.

That was hard luck for the Costessy Crown trio of Ray Lutkin, John and Kath Arthur, who had beaten Alan's triple in the last game by two shots on the final end, but lost second place by just one shot.

At the halfway point, five ends, of the third place final Steven's triple were seemingly comfortably in control as they led 7-1.

However, Alan's triple won four of the remaining ends, which included a five on the penultimate end to take third place by 11-8.

At the halfway point in the grand final Colin's and Mike's triples were tied at four shots each, but by gaining six shots to Colin's two over the remaining five ends the Earsham triple won the match and the Chairman's Shield.

Bungay member Geoff Went presented the prizes and trophies to the finalists.

In the Suffolk EBF Area A finals, Bungay young bowlers Jack Powley and Arnold King won their Under-25's Open Pairs semi-final match, before losing in the finals the following day.

The next open tournament at Bungay Bowls Club is the Waveney Windows Open Three Wood Triples on Sunday, August 15.

If you would like an entry please contact Ian Gosling on (01986) 892982 or email bungaybowlsclub@tesco.net

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