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Tournament time at Bungay

PUBLISHED: 11:14 17 July 2009 | UPDATED: 08:21 01 August 2010

ON Sunday Bungay Bowls Club host their third tournament of the season, the Chairman's Shield, which is generously sponsored for the fifth consecutive time by the Harleston builder Graham Johnson.

ON Sunday Bungay Bowls Club host their third tournament of the season, the Chairman's Shield, which is generously sponsored for the fifth consecutive time by the Harleston builder Graham Johnson.

Organiser Ian Gosling has mustered around 20 entries, the exact details of some entrants is tentative due to the clashing Suffolk EBF Area Finals on the day.

Last year's winning of Jim Bromley from Diss Causeway heads the entry list, closely followed by the 2006 winning entry from Bungay's Ann Swanston. Sole Bay's Roger Clarke, who was a runner-up in Graham's first sponsored tournament, is also expected while a tentative entrant is that of Blundeston's Peter Hurren who as fourth in 2007.

The host club are represented by entries from Marion Frost, Stella Minns, Tony Murphy (third in 2007) and Peter Nunn (equal third in 2006).

Qualifying matches commence at 9am, with the finals around 5pm. Spectators are welcome and refreshments will be served throughout the day from the club's pavilion.

In the last 16 round of the Suffolk (Bowls England) Millennium Trophy Bungay hosted Sudbury. Played on a first team to three winning rinks system, Bungay's Richard Allen narrowly lost the first match to be completed - the two wood singles.

The deficit was cancelled a short while later as Captain Roger Bullen narrowly won the four-wood singles.

Despite taking an early lead in the four-wood pairs Colin Powley and Reg Brinded soon found them selves in a very competitive match against a strong Sudbury duo.

Bungay's Dominic Belisario, Derek Hinsley and David Sheppard built a comprehensive lead over the first three quarters of their three-wood triples match that the Sudbury trio had to conceded with one end to play.

At around the same time Sudbury also had to concede the fours rink as an inspired Peter Rix, who saved 17 shots in four ends, skipped Jack Newnham, Richard Tuthill and David Feavyour to victory with one end to play.

This gave Bungay the winning three rinks so that the result of Colin's and Reg's pairs match became irrelevant.

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