BOWLS: Guide Dog gala at Thornfield

Gala winners Pat and Mandy Dahlgren, Bob and Sue Henderson with gala organiser Darren Ward
Gala winners Pat and Mandy Dahlgren, Bob and Sue Henderson with gala organiser Darren Ward
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Yellow Peril are top dogs

Guide Dog Gala 2015

Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club kicked off their charity galas for the 2015/6 season with the gala in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full set of 16 teams, raffle, name the dog and other activities helped to raise over £500 for the charity.

A couple of Guide Dog puppies also paid a visit to show people what their effort on the day is all.

After the first round of games GDW led the way with 8 points, one ahead of ‘3 & Me’, ‘Yellow Peril’, ‘Corny A’ and ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’. ‘Haters say No’, ‘The Old Dogs’ and ‘Guide Frogs for the Daft’ completed the teams that started with a win.

Heading into the midway break and an auction of soft drink packs kindly provided by Britvic there was a three way tie for top spot, ‘Yellow Peril’, ‘3 & Me’ and ‘The Old Dogs’ all on 13 points. ‘Haters Say No’ with 11 points and ‘GDW’ on 10 completed the top five.

Refreshed from the break ‘Haters Say No’ raced into the lead, one point ahead of ‘3 & Me’. In joint third were ‘Yellow Peril’ and ‘GDW’, while ‘The Old Dogs’ and ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ were joint fifth. With the last woods bowled ‘Yellow Peril’ (Bob and Sue Henderson and Mandy and Pat Dahlgren) had retaken the lead, earning the top dog crown with 23 points. ‘GDW’ and ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ were joint second on 22 points. Fourth place went to ‘The Old Dogs’ and ‘3 & Me’ and ‘Haters Say No’ in joint fifth completed the lead group.

The next gala is the Halloween Gala on Sunday, October 25 at 2.30pm with a Bowls 4 Free session between noon and 2pm.