BOWLS: Charity gala at Thornfield

Winners Chris Knapp, Michael Jackson, Alan Jackson, organiser Tony Hoffman and Colin Knapp
Winners Chris Knapp, Michael Jackson, Alan Jackson, organiser Tony Hoffman and Colin Knapp

Have a go at bowls before next one on January 31

Winners Chris Knapp, Michael Jackson, Alan Jackson, Tony Hoffman (Gala Organiser) and Colin Knapp

Bowls by Alan Jackson

Rugby Thornfield Indoors first gala of 2016 was in aid of the PSP Association, this charity is dedicated to helping people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Cortico Basal Degeneration. Both those conditions are terminal degenerative brain diseases with no known treatment. With the club also playing in both the Wessex League and Under 25s Double Rink on the same day the field was limited to 12 teams.

With the first round of games completed, Knapp Jacks and X Rail were in joint first, one point ahead of Speckled Hen, Four Skips and Bob and the Three Graces in joint third. Four Skips took control of top spot heading into the midway break. Knapp Jacks were second, PSP third and Pic n Mix fourth. In joint fifth were Speckled Hen, X Rail, Oliver’s Army and Bob and the Three Graces.

After the third set of games were finished Pic n Mix, PSP and Knapp Jacks were tied in first, a quirk of the fixtures meant Pic n Mix and PSP would meet in their final game. A couple of points back in fourth were X Rail, who in turn were a point ahead of Oliver’s Army. Knapp Jacks (Chris Knapp, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson and Colin Knapp) scored a perfect eight points to take the top spot with 25 points. Mix n Match were second on 23 points, 22 points secured X Rail third spot. Four Skips finished fourth on 20 points, one point ahead of fifth place PSP.

The next gala is on Sunday, 31st January starting 2.30pm in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The club will be holding another of it’s bowls for free sessions between noon and 2pm on the same day.