Trophy time at Bungay BC
AROUND 50 members and guests of Bungay Bowls Club attended the club's annual dinner and presentation evening at Bungay Golf Club last Saturday. After an excellent carvery Liz and Peter Watts of the Three Willow Garden Centre, sponsors of the club competitions, presented the finalist with their trophies.
AROUND 50 members and guests of Bungay Bowls Club attended the club's annual dinner and presentation evening at Bungay Golf Club last Saturday.
After an excellent carvery Liz and Peter Watts of the Three Willow Garden Centre, sponsors of the club competitions, presented the finalist with their trophies.
Four players, Richard Allen, Dominic Belisario, Keith Brown and James Gosling, won more than one competition with ten others, which included novice members Peter Webster and Jimmy Caplin, winning one. James Gosling and Jack Powley were presented with two additional trophies as jointed-winners of the Most Improved Player Shield sponsored by club president Frank Honeywood and a silver salver each for winning the Suffolk EBF Area A Under-25 Open Pairs County Competition.
Club secretary Ian Gosling reported on the club's progress during the season. The highlights of which were his Benacre League team reaching the final of the league's Knockout Cup, while Roger Bullen's men's triples team finished just one and a half points shy of the runners-up position in their league and Barbara Wortley's Halesworth League three-wood team who also finished a close third in their league.
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Apart from the success in the Under 25 Pairs, Ann Swanston reached the final of the Champions of Champions Singles and Reg Brinded, Richard Brinded and Roger Bullen reached the area finals in the Suffolk Bowls England triples competition.
Club captain Roger Bullen was presented with the Inter-Club Trophy which is played annually between Bungay and Lowestoft Railway to raise money for the EBF County Benevolent Fund. It was the first time in eight years that the trophy was won by Bungay.
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The chairman Dominic Belisario thanked Ian and Judy Gosling for organising the evening's events and reported that £110 was made on the well supported raffle which with the £101 raised at the morning's jumble sale was a excellent news for the club.
He also reported that all of last year's sponsors, Parravani's Ice Cream, Three Willows Garden Centre, Waveney Windows, John Groom and Graham Johnson had agreed to continue their support providing the financial crisis did not worsen. He thanked them for their support especially in such difficult times.
For further details about the club visit http://homepages.tesco.net/bungaybowlsclub.
Club competition winners were BE Men's Singles Richard Allen; EBF Men's Singles Peter Gunstone; Club Singles Peter Nunn; Over 60's Singles Geoffrey Went; Under-25's singles James Gosling; Harry James Set Play David Sheppard; Club Pairs David McInnes and Dominic Belisario; Mixed-Pairs Barbara Wortley and Richard Allen; Club Triples Dominic Belisario, Jimmy Caplin and Keith Brown; Club Fours Peter Webster, Richard Welch, Keith Brown and James Gosling.