BBC OPEN WINNERS
After 147 games of bowls played over six glorious days of sunshine only outshone by the excellent high standard of bowls played by all the competitors, it all came down to the final games with the overall competition winners being decided on shot difference with both teams scoring 37points. Pipped at the post team ARGO (Javea Green) lost out to ultimate winners PRIMED, (BBC) but had some consolation by taking the mixed rinks trophy in a nail biting final.
Our photograph shows the winning BBC team from left to right:- Richard Gardiner, Jacquie Roberts, Peter Collins, Iris Gardiner & Dave Roberts
Individual winners were Ladies Singles:- Gail Chick Javea Green) just edging it by one shot beating Jenny Benwell (UK) 12 shots to 11. In the Men’s Singles:-Peter Collins (BBC) and David Gardiner (Javea Green) had a fantastic match won by Peter on the last end by 14 - 13. The Mixed Pairs saw Peter Collins & Iris Gardiner (BBC) against Linda Richards & Mick Adams (BBC) which Peter & Iris won in a very close and exciting game after an extra deciding end 9 – 8. The Mixed Triples:- Saw Jacquie & Dave Roberts with Richard Gardiner (BBC) against Gail Chick, Jeff Richards & Alan Fallows (Javea Green & BBC) with the BBC team taking the honors 13-7. The Mixed Fours had John & Pat Pittaway with Janet & Trevor Neale (Javea Green) winning this match against Richard & Iris Gardiner with Jacquie & David Roberts (BBC) 15-4
Brian Doggett and Clive Langan then presented the prizes and Cups to the winners and runners-up, and thanked the Umpires & Markers and everyone involved in this competition.