On arriving at the club for the Top Region Challenge at 8am (far too early afraid of getting held up in traffic) you would have been excused if you had thought that winter had arrived. It was bitterly cold. Fortunately, my husband had the foresight to make a flask of coffee and a breakfast roll which we tucked into and soon warmed up. Continue reading “DBE Top Region Challenge – 2017 Report”
On August 19 & 20 Gedling IBC hosted the Joan Blaney Trophy. 28 bowlers took part and they were split into 2 groups playing round robins. The winners of each group played the final and the runners-up played for 3rd & 4th places.
The group winners were Steve Angus (Sunderland) & Les Smith (Harlow) and Helen Wood (York) & Simon Wright (Hornsea), who contested the final. Runners-up were Percy Powell (London) & Kevin Woolmore (Wales) and Gareth Harwood (Huddersfield) & Bob Love (Tamworth), who played for 3rd & 4th places.
After some really good bowling by all players the Joan Blaney Trophy was won by Steve & Les, undefeated throughout the competition, the 3rd and 4th playoff was won by Kevin & Percy.
The players and the organisers thanked the Gedling members who once again turned out in force to help in this event. Well done to all of you for your continued support and help. Thank you.