With there being only a remote chance of inter club bowls in the New Year season, El Rancho chose to play the club championships earlier than normal and take advantage of the good weather and avoid the disappointment of players being unable to travel back post Christmas and complete the championships. We had splendid play with some new names to appear on the honours board, always a good inspiration to our bowlers.
One such new name was the ladies singles champion Ngaio Baldwin, who has seen her quality of play escalate with a change of bowls and confidence giving her a well deserved win. The men’s title was taken by Eddie Thomson whose name has many entries on the board and always gives a great show of his talent.
The Ladies Pairs was taken by Sheila Cox and Diane Yates holding firm and putting on a good show against tough opposition in every round. The men’s pairs was taken by the formidable pairing of Eddie Thomson and Richard Lee, providing the quality we have come to expect. The mixed pairs winners were Sheila and Mike Cox, who put in a performance worthy of true champions. The mixed trips winners were Irene and Eddie Thomson with Malc Sykes, taking on strong opposition to give us a final to applaud.
The New Year will bring a new internal drawn pairs league to be played on Mondays and Fridays to replace the inter club leagues and as always the chest competition on Tuesdays and chicken run on Thursdays, a veritable feast of bowling activity for our bowlers. Bowlers of all levels are welcome at El Rancho, for further membership information contact Sheila Cox at email@example.com