Early Easter Mixed Triples, March 28th – 30th, 2019.
24 Teams, including teams from local Clubs, took part in 3 days of glorious bowling weather. They were split into 4 groups of 6 teams and played a Round Robin tournament of 5 matches to see who would rise to the top of each group. Each match comprised 10 ends and competition was fierce, but at the end there could only be 1 winner per group.
Group A cream of the crop were the ‘Phantom Flyers’, namely Nigel Thomas, Betty Anderson and Peter Carrigan who were pitted against Group B winners ‘Carwood’, comprising Phil Woodhead along with Dave and Yvonne Carvath, in a knockout for a Finals place.
In Group C, ‘Efor Clefor’, Velia Wood, Trefor Evans and Clive English, rose to the top spot and fought their semi-final bout against Group D winners ‘KeKeDee’ made up of Keith Hamilton, Ken Varney and Dee Hamilton.
‘Carwood’ prevailed against the ‘Phantom Flyers’ with a win of 12 shots to 4. ‘KeKeDee’ had a much closer tussle against ‘Efor Clefor’ but managed to edge it by just 1 shot, final scoreline being 11 shots to 10.
It was now time for the two sets of finalists to square up to each other, both teams very keen to get their hands on the Trophy.
‘KeKeDee’ edged to the front with shots of 7-2, ‘Carwood’ dug deep but going into the last end were still 5-9 shots down. ‘Carwood then got 4 shots on the Jack and were suddenly in with a shout, but ‘KeKeDee’ Skip managed to wiggle a shot through to get second wood, a fabulous shot which won them the bout by 9 shots to 6 and gave them the Tournament and the Trophy. Well done that Team, very worthy winners, commiserations to the Runners-Up.
There were three main Sponsors of this Event, in no particular order, Webster Asesores, John Taylor Luxury Estate Agency and Anton Abogados. To present the various cash prizes and the Trophy, we were fortunate to have Clive Webster, M.D. Websters Asesores, and from John Taylor Luxury Real Estate, Dimitri Castro Hanotel. Firstly, the beaten semi-finalists were presented with their prizes. The plucky Runners-Up, ‘Carwood were then presented with their generous cash prize and then the main event, to the Winners the Spoils, namely a healthy cash sum and the all important Trophy, hearty congratulations to team ‘KeKeDee’. Many thanks to our Sponsors for their support and generosity.
Whilst the Finals were in play, a Tapas Buffet was passed around for all to enjoy. Many thanks go to Jan and her Team. No Tournament is successful without a lot of hard work behind the scenes, a big well done and thanks were given by Club President, Joe Schulein to Competition Secretary, Keith Hamilton and wife Dee who have done such sterling work for the Club.