Local lawn bowlers triumph at Brazen Sportswear tournament
Courtenay lawn bowlers Vern Greenhill and April Gilchrist won their four games in the Brazen Sportswear Scotch Pairs , June 15-16 at the home green, to take the big trophy.
Having won their four games, they then had to face fellow club members Pat Cutt and Al Hopwood (who had also won their four games)
in a three-end playoff for total points. Just to keep the crowd entertained, and oohing and aahing over the shots being made, the score was tied after three ends so a fourth was played with only two bowls (instead of four) being rolled by each bowler. The final shot came close and required a measurement for the winners.
Of the 10 prizes awarded, five went to Courtenay bowlers: Vern and April, Pat and Al, Melie Ursulom and John Kendall were third. Archie and Linda Harris and Carole Nelson and Peter Harding also only lost one game of their four.
Qualicum’s John Wilson and Jane Neilson placed in the A event as well. With Parksville players Stu and Jan MacNaughton as well as defending champions Eileen and Bob Milsom of Powell River also in the mix, other clubs were well represented.
This is a great game and newcomers are always welcome.
Competition stiff at Scotch Pairs – Comox Valley Record
Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club