Posted by Kerry Weston on 16 March 2018
59 members of Tamworth IBC descended on Potter's for their annual trip, a 4 day break including bowls tournament, great food and fabulous entertainment, All braving to snow to meet with 115 other teams from all around the country to battle it out at Great Yarmouth (Hopton-on-sea)
After being drawn into 12 leagues on a 'round robin' format the teams played four games to try and qualify for the last 16 places. After the four games Tamworth best results were in Eileen Wallbank, Richard Butler, Sid and Mary Bostock with 8 points (GD +32),next was David and Judy Turner, Tony & Ann Sippitts with 8pts (GD +9), then David & Eileen Latham, Christine Felton and Tony Lem with 7pts (GD +49) and securing sixteenth placewith the four best losers were Roy Walker, Marion Cox, Colin Wood and John Sawle with 6 pts (GD +19)
After the last 16, two teams were left, the teams of Sid Bostock And John Sawle and they were then drawn together in the 1/4 finals, which guaranteed one team in the semi-finals Sid Bostock's team after starting very well just failed by two points and the semi-final although the result was 11-2 to Tamworth it was a hard fought match.
09.20 on Friday saw the final between Tamworth and Whitstone, which saw Tamworth victorious, winning by one point 7-6, Tamworth Champions are Roy Walker, Marion Cox, Colin Wood and John Sawle who received Cups, goodie bags, together with an invite to the Champion of Champions event in December leaving us plenty of time to save up the money to go. Also at the presentation a special reward went to the team of Rhonda and Peter Oxford with Dinah and John Boulstridge who had hot-shots for the second consecutive year.
Congratulations to everyone who played and the spectators whose encouragement from the side line helped all the teams thought the week. Roll on next year. If you want to go, see John Sawle (Organiser).