Wolverton Park bowls day a big success

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WOLVERTON Park Bowls Club hosted their second open fours tournament on a warm Friday afternoon last week.

Twenty four teams from as far afield as Cheddington, Dunstable, Ampthill and Flitwick came to take part in two sessions, comprising of four groups of six teams.

To keep the players amused between games, activities such as target bowls and a tombola stall were provided. An attractive display of raffle prizes persuaded bowlers to try their luck for a winning ticket too.

Throughout the day the competition ran very smoothly, controlled by scorekeeper John Bellamy keeping teams up to date on their position in the rankings, with umpire Mick Horne overseeing play.

At the end of five rounds, a play-off was arranged to decide the placings for the highest ranked teams from all four groups.

Eventual prize winners on the day were Malcolm Pratt’s team from Bletchley Town, with Paul Ratcliffe’s from Woverton Town the runners up.

Third and fourth places were taken by Ernie King’s team from Linslade and Rogers Westley’s from Stony Stratford.

Everyone agreed that the day had been a great success, providing an opportunity for bowlers to come together in an atmosphere where they could play the game they enjoy on an excellent green, meeting old friends and making some new ones – exactly what the game of bowls is about!

>> Wolverton Town Bowls Club recently hosted their Annual Captain Vs President Day. President Ray Evans, ably supported by rinks from Bradwell, Scots BC, Bletchley St Martins, Wolverton Park and Woburn Sands BC, eventually emerged as victors by 120 shots to 84.