Helensburgh BC – Open Gents Pairs Sponsored by Helensburgh Toyota
Helensburgh Bowling Club’s popular Toyota Gents Open Pairs competition was held at the club over the week of 25th June.
Sponsored by Helensburgh Toyota, the contest is run on a knockout basis and attracted entries from the Burgh and elsewhere.
The early rounds were played on Tuesday and Wednesday – all over 12 ends with the Semi-finals and Finals were played on the Friday evening.
In the Semi-finals and in the other Lee Walters Barremman BC and Andrew Sneddon Helensburgh BC defeated Bob Backer and Alan Godfrey of Cove and Kilcreggan BC.
In the final during which some excellent bowls were played the pair of Craig and Charles won 5 out of the first 6 ends to lead 10-2.
Lee and Andrew then began to fight back, scoring a 5 at the 8th and 11th ends making the score 14-12 in their favour going into the last end.
Craig and Charles scored a 2 to make it peels at 14 forcing an extra end to be played, Lee and Andrew won the end by one shot to win the competition.
After the game Gary Mulvaney, on behalf of Helensburgh Toyota, presented the losing semi-finalists the runners up and the winners with their prizes.
Club President Roger Jones thanked Helensburgh Toyota for sponsoring the competition all the players for taking part and Allan Howie for organising the competition.
Photograph Shows President Roger Jones Lee Walters Andrew Sneddon Gary Mulvaney