Bowls: Tops for triples

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But it was also due to the quality catering of the Pilkingtons Club in Kirk Sandal near Doncaster.

The winners were a mixed-club trio of Glyn Davies (Crookesmoor), Mel Hobson (Meersbrook Bowling Club) and John Sneddon (Maltby Bowling Club) who beat the Millhouses Park team of Steve Marshall, Richard Howson and Dave Hallam 21-7 in the final. This completes the box set of multi-player South Yorkshire county merits for Mel Hobson, having already won the Gents Pairs and Mixed Pairs titles in previous years.

The losing semi-finalists were all from Meersbrook Bowling Club: Steve Oliver, Peter Sturch and Mick Swift and Richard Atkin, Mark Barlow and Joe Thorpe.

This relatively new event in the calendar has proved to be a great success with entries being received from all over the county and from all levels of bowls.

Chris Brown fared best of all the local hopes at the Waterloo Championship lbut even he dipped in the last 32,

21-18 to the young Welshman Jason Jones. The competition was won in fine style by Oldham’s Andy Buckley who beat Wayne Ditchfield from Preston 21-19 in the final.

Chris Brown also played well in the two open competitions run at the Marton Institute at Blackpool in the same week as the Waterloo finals.

But he will be disappointed to have lost in both the finals of the 64 entry five evening competition and the one-day 32 invitation event coincidentally by Simon Coupe in both, 21-12 and 21-19.

Jackie Fraser of Armthorpe Welfare won the one-day ladies competition at Dukes Park in Bridlington defeating Sue Emmerson 21-5 in the final.