BOWLS: Thornfield Indoors

Gala winners Roy & Julia Scott, Sandy & Ron Boulton
Gala winners Roy & Julia Scott, Sandy & Ron Boulton
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Gala to celebrate opening of new green

Grand Opening Gala in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind

The opening gala of the season was combined with a ‘bowl for free’ session to encourage people to give bowls a try. Following funding from Sport England for a new green this was the first of many ‘try bowls’ sessions that Thornfield are looking to host.

There were also several fun mini games to try as well as a cake stall, model rail display, tombola, raffle and auction of soft drinks kindly donated by Britvic. In total, just short of £1,000 was raised for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.

In the gala, with the last bowls bowled 4 Paws were crowned top dogs with 27 points, Lucky 7 were second on 25 points and Abbie + the 3 Masons took third with 24 points. 23 points secured fourth place for 3+1 and fifth was Noname on 22 points. Joint sixth went to Guide Cats and Blinding Bowlers on 19 points.

The next gala will be the Halloween Gala (in aid of competition funds) on Sunday, October 26 starting 2.30pm and Saturday coaching starts up again from October 4 from 10am til noon.