BOWLS: Fab Four win latest Thornfield gala

Gala winners The Fab Four, winners Howard Wilkins, Pat Dahlgren, Colin Knapp and Mandy Dahlgren with gala organiser Colin Hall
Gala winners The Fab Four, winners Howard Wilkins, Pat Dahlgren, Colin Knapp and Mandy Dahlgren with gala organiser Colin Hall

Teams support cancer charity

Bowls by Alan Jackson

The latest charity gala at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club was in aid of the NET Patient Foundation. This charity supports people who have one of the rarer forms of cancer, neuroendocrine, the NET stands for neuroendocrine tumours.

One team made the perfect start, gaining all eight available points - Ken’s Boys. X Rail and The Fab Four were a point behind in joint second. Joint fourth went to Bilbo’s Back and Brain Dead, with sixth place completing the first round winners were 3 Men and a Lady.

Moving into the midway break The Fab Four had moved into top spot, three points clear of Bilbo’s Back and Brain Dead in joint second. Ken’s Boys were in fourth place while four teams were in fifth spot; X Rail, 3 Men and a Lady, Prime Spot and The Odd Bunch.

Three rounds down and The Fab Four still held a three-point lead over second place Bilbo’s Back, who in turn were three points ahead of Prime Spot and The Odd Bunch in joint third. The top five was completed by 3 Men and a Lady.

In the end there can be only one winner, dropping a total of just two ends all day, and that honour went to The Fab Four, Mandy and Pat Dahlgren, Colin Knapp and Howard Wilkins. Second place went to Bilbo’s Back, five points behind the winners, who were three points ahead of third place Prime Spot. In fourth place were Long Boys and Brain Dead completed the top five.

The penultimate gala is on Sunday, March 19 and as usual there is a Bowl 4 Free session before it, running from noon to 2pm open to anyone who wants to give bowls a try with no obligations.