Triples are all set
ON Sunday Bungay Bowls Club host their first tournament of the season, the President's Shield Three Wood Triples. Organiser Ian Gosling has attracted around 24 entrants which include the winners for the last five years.
ON Sunday Bungay Bowls Club host their first tournament of the season, the President's Shield Three Wood Triples.
Organiser Ian Gosling has attracted around 24 entrants which include the winners for the last five years.
Peter Hurren's Blundeston triple are the current holders and were also winners in 2005. Also present are John Knights (Aldeby, winners in 2008) Trevor Wright (Beccles Caxton, 2007) and Brian Pryke (Trimley, 2006).
Other entrants include Steve Tayt's Costessey Crown triple who were runners-up in 2008 and 2009, while Roger Clarke (Sole Bay) was fourth last year, Tony Murphy (Bungay, third 2008) Peter Woodgate (Lowestoft Railway, fourth 2008) are also present.
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The host club are also represented by triples entered by Marion Frost, Arnold King, Peter Nunn, Ann Swanston and Jack Newnham.
Qualifying matches start at 9am with the finals around 4.45pm. Spectators are welcome throughout the day.
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On the May Bank Holiday Saturday Bungay Bowls Club, with the support from the Earsham and Mettingham clubs, hosted a charity tournament for the Friends of All Hallows who assist with the running of the hospital at Ditchingham and the care home in Bungay.
After two of the three matches, three triples and a pair were in with a chance of winning the tournament and the luck of the draw meant that they would be playing each other in their final matches.
Mettingham's Neil Russell, Sandra Buck and Barbara Nobbs scored six shots on the last two of their 10-end match against Earsham's Jack Adams, Joy Talbot and Ray Laws to win 12-6 and finish with a shot difference of 12.
Meanwhile Earsham's Alfie Broughton, Des Talbot and Iris Day were trailing 7-4 to the Bungay pair of Les Knowles and Dominic Belisario after eight ends. However, two shots on each of the two remaining ends by Alfie's triple meant they won by a single shot and finished with a shot difference of 19 to win the tournament.
Bungay's chairman Dominic Belisario thanked all of the players for taking part and Ian Gosling for organising the afternoon. As a result of the player's generosity and an excellent raffle Dominic presented Carol Harris-Ingram of All Hallows with a cheque for �294 raised from the event.
Donna Oakins of All Hallows thanked everyone for organising and taking part and said the money would go towards improving the gardens at the sites.