Bowls finals decided by last shot

Published on: 07 Dec 2012

Bowls finals decided by last shot

A team from Saltford Short Mat Bowls Club reached the finals of the Avon SMBA fours competition, playing a game which wasn’t decided until the very last shot. Saltford Short Mat Bowls Club’s four finalists

Robert and Pauline Brookes (Saltford) and Karen and Terry Goodhind (Whitchurch) competed against a team from Winterbourne. 

With both teams on equal shots going into the last end, the game was so close it was impossible to predict a winner. 

Then in the last bowl of the game Winterbourne picked up three shots for a win.  The game was full of friendly banter between the two skips.

Saltford Short Mat Bowls Club is continuing with its monthly open sessions, and the next one will be on Sunday, December 9, at Saltford Hall, from 10am-1pm. All equipment supplied and tuition given and all ages are welcome.

The club welcomed the chair of Saltford Parish Council, Councillor Duncan Hounsell, to the open session on November 18. Chairman David Sawyer, Cllr Duncan Hounsell, and club secretary Joan Hamblin

Cllr Hounsell said: “There is a lovely, friendly atmosphere at the club.  The game suits all ages and family groups. I thoroughly recommend that people give short mat bowls a try.”

The club has over 70 members and is looking to expand. Bowling sessions are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1.45-4.30pm; Friday evenings 7-10pm. For more information, contact club secretary Joan Hamblin on 01225 872389.

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