Yes, it has to be the Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club which hosted an open mixed pairs tournament on Saturday June 4th. The tournament was sponsored by we-fix-u physiotherapy and foot care and the club acknowledges them and thanks them for their continued support.
Fourteen teams competed, including six from Cobourg. There were visiting teams from Campbelford, Stoufville. Kingston, Belleville, Oshawa, Heritage and Pickering.
The first round was very tight with the winning teams scoring 13 or 14. After the second round Rick Barnard was the leader with 31+5, closely followed by Bill McCollam with 29. Those two teams played one another in the final round with Rick coming out on top with a 12-5 win.
Dave and Kathleen Shirley of Cobourg played consistently well all day with wins of 13-6,
11-10 and 11-9 to take second place.
I cannot finish this report without mentioning Jacob Hyatt, one of our Cobourg youth bowlers. Jacob played with Mary Salter and was in no way overawed by the strong and older competitors. He played very well all day and although Mary and Jacob didn't win any games they lost by only 3 to the eventual winners and by one and two in their other games.
The full result is as follows:
Rick Barnard and Syd Godin (Campbelford) 3 wins 43+5 points
Dave and Kathleen Shirley (Cobourg) 3 wins 35 points
Bill McCollam and Lynn Frost (Stoufville) 2 wins 38 points
Pierre Vanderhaut and Partner* (Kingston) 2 wins 37 points
Last game high George Boersma and Suzie Palmer (Belleville) 18 points
* Apologies but I don't have Pierre's wife's name