Page Boys triumph at Open Fours Tournament
Following several days of extremely bad weather, the Bristol St Andrews "End of Season" Open Fours Tournament went ahead as planned on Sunday September 29.
The event was fully subscribed, with 24 sides taking part, including last year’s winners, The Shaftsbury Four from Dorset. The teams assembled at the green in Derby Road, Bishopston, to compete for the prize money, totalling over £320.
No side has ever successfully defended the Derek Sharpe Memorial Trophy, and so after a round-robin competition of 96 games, yet another name was added to the list of winners.
This year’s tournament couldn't have been tighter with three teams finishing the day level on 42 points.This meant that it would have to be decided on shot difference - but still two sides were tied on +30, so for the first time ever it had to go to shots scored. The Page Boys from Page Park Bowling Club Bristol were declared the winners, collecting the first prize of £160 plus the Derek Sharpe Memorial Trophy.
The Unstoppabowls from the Harlequins club in Aberdare, South Wales, finished second, collecting £100, and Best of Bathurst from Lydney Bowling Club came third, winning £60. Bristol Park, from the Bristol Bowling Club, finished fourth, winning Free Entry into the 2020 End of Season Open Fours, which will be taking place on Sunday September 27.
Bristol St Andrews Bowling Club would like to thank all the sponsors of this tournament: Marston Breweries (Tournament Sponsors), KP Badges & Trophies, J & C Bowls and Joe's Bakery, Gloucester Road for the breakfast rolls.
A "Bowls Spider" was held during the interval, raising £91. This will be added to the £500 raised during the club's tour of North Devon and will be shared between St Peter's Hospice and Cancer Research charities.