BOWLS: Gala raises funds for arthritis charity

Winners - The Foursome
Winners - The Foursome

By Alan Jackson

Pictured, winners Chris Kanpp, Bev Bale (Gala Organiser), Pat and Mandy Dahlgren and Colin Knapp

The penultimate gala of Rugby Thornfield Indoors’ season was a twelve team affair with all funds going to the Arthritis Care charity.

With the opening round of games completed three teams were tied for top spot on seven points “3 Amigos & Steve”, “The Young & The Old” and “Double Ds”.

“The Foursome” were a point behind in fourth while “Welsh All Stars” were fifth with five points. Heading into the half-time break “The Young & The Old” held a slender lead over “The Foursome” and “Double Ds” in joint second. “3 Amigos

& Steve” had slipped to fourth while “Mix & Match” came from the chasing pack to claim fifth spot.

The lead changed hands again as “Double Ds” moved into top spot, second place was “The Foursome” with “The Young and The Old” now third. The top five was completed with “Mix & Match” in fourth and “3 Amigos & Steve” in fifth. A perfect eight point game saw “The Foursome” (Mandy Dahlgren, Chris Knapp, Pat Dahlgren & Colin Knapp) storm to the front with a five point gap between them and “Double Ds” and “Mix & Match” in joint second. A further four points behind in fourth were “The Young & The Old” with “Welsh All Stars” just behind them in fifth.

The next, and final, gala of the winter season is on Thursday, April 9. The gala starts at 6pm but there is also a plant sale and raffle all in aid of the air ambulance.

Thornfield’s Club AGM is on Friday, April 10 at 7pm, followed by club finals weekend on April 11-12 from 10am.

The club’s end of season presentation/disco night is on Friday, April 17 at 7pm, £6 per head inc buffet.

Sunday, April 26 sees the England Under 18 trials. All welcome from midday.