Thanks to all those in the kitchen and a particular thanks to Pat Andersen for organizing the Canada Day cake. Thanks also to Donna Ball for her selling skills and maximizing the profit from the 50/50 draw. Thanks also to Gerry Childs who was once again on first aid duty but who can’t bowl himself because of back problems at present.
I really think that the club is a big plus in the Cobourg Canada Day celebrations. It is amazing how many people were hanging over the fence watching the really colorful scene at the club and being interested in our sport. I also noticed that there were lots of folk taking photographs – so even if they were not interested in bowling they found our club to be picturesque and interesting. I think this is something people often overlook and I was pleased to find an Internet report recently on the Highland Games which made reference to the lawn bowlers as part of the spectacle in Victoria Park.
The Canada Day tournament format was triples play and fourteen club teams competed for the trophy which was sponsored by Thomas Buick GMC of University Avenue West.
So what about the bowling? My team with Jane Cornell leading and vice Sharon Clegg was quick out the blocks and was the leading team after the first game. But that was as good as it got and we came up against stiff opposition in Bill MacNabs’s and Eve Gorringe’s teams and did not record another win.
After the first round of games the seven winners were all within 6 points of one another so it was clear it would be a closely fought contest. After the second round of games only three teams had a perfect record of two wins. They were the teams skipped by Cash Richardson, Bill MacNab and Eve Gorringe. Cash and Bill were tied with 26 points each to Eve’s 24. That meant that Cash and Bill would play off in the top game in the third round and Eve would play the highest scoring team with one win – my team. As so often happens the loser of the top game is always at risk of losing out completely on prize money as teams lower down the standings that win their final game can overtake them. And that is exactly what happened to Bill MacNab’s team as a result of their 12-5 loss to Cash Richardson.
Cash’s team claimed the trophy as they finished with 3 wins and 38 points and although Eve’s team also won their final game (my team were the fall guys in this one as well) to finish with a perfect record of 3 wins they had a points total of 37 – one short of Cash’s..
For all the prize winners see the results page and more photos on the photo page