Dalston land Castle Park triples
THE annual men’s triples event for the Universal Building Society Shield was played on Sunday at Penrith’s Castle Park Bowling Club.
President Craig Tyson welcomed 18 teams who played three games of eight ends in two fillings, with one point scored for each end won and two points for the shots aggregate in each game.
The field was split into four sections. In section one, the Friars team of Derek Hunter, Martin Harriman and Brian McCall held a one point lead over the home team of Syd Tyson, John Gordon and Stan Hind, but with both teams only managing three points in their final game, the former team claimed the section prize.
In section two, J. Brunskill, Harry Beech and Joe McConachy held a clear lead after their first two games on 13 points and, despite only claiming four points in their final game, they held out to claim the section prize by three points.
Section three winners were the home team of president Tyson, Dick Edwards and Keith Jones, who, despite only claiming four points in their first game backed that up with scores of eight and seven in their final two games to beat Danny Reeds’ team, from Dalston, by a single point margin with a total of 19.
In section four, the team of Colin Nixon, B. Richardson and W. Stephenson, from Temple Sowerby, amassed 16 points in their first two games to lead from the Dalston trio of Robert Graham, Andy Rogerson and Chris Rogerson by two points. But, the Sowerby trio scored only four points in their final game, compared to Dalston’s seven, meaning Dalston claimed not only the section prize on 21 points, but also the leading score overall — giving them the winners’ trophy.
The president thanked Geoffe Steele and Hiliary Squires for running the competition and the ladies’ section for the catering arrangements.