Illuminations Classic Bowling Festival 2013

22ND SEPTEMBER – 27TH SEPTEMBER 2013

After the previous years dreadful weather it was a relief to see that this year we had “lady luck” back on our side and were privileged with excellent bowling conditions with the odd ray of sunshine pushing through.

With spirits lifted and with the organisers, Esselle Sports, having been able to secure the private greens around Blackpool and Thorton Cleveleys, some fantastic bowls were played from regular and new comers to our tournament alike, under warm but cloudy weather conditions, with thankfully, no rain at all!

Festival organisers, Esselle Sports, are absolutely delighted to announce that they discovered that the Spring Festival Ladies Event became a qualifying event for this years Champion of Champions, with Alison Evans as our Qualifier!

Finals day was a glorious affair, being played at the newly re-opened Waterloo Green, having being watched by a large crowd of guests and day- trippers. Starting off with our Consolation Finals, after a tense game played by both bowlers, Liza Harrison bowed out of the competition following Veronica Lyon’s win in the Ladies, and as for the Men’s, Neil Slater after competing in his 7th final finally won for the first time after a close match against Brian Comberbach. In the Mixed Pairs, we saw Jack and Inis Palmer overcome Paula Gamon and Linda Hough in a thrilling match. In the Ladies‘main event we saw some fantastic bowling by our newly crowned 2013 champion, Karen Hill, and our finalist Maureen Morgan. Last but not least we come to our Men’s main event, where we witnessed new comer to our competition, David Ashworth, take on the experienced bowler and Spring Festival winner Barrie Robinson in a very close final finishing 21- 19 to David. David went through his group without losing a game, and also got to the Mixed Pairs semi-final with Barrie’s wife, Gail!

Ending our Illuminations bowls festival, Steve Rigby delivered the finals presentation in the Ballroom at the Norbreck Hotel, with non-other than Brian Duncan presenting the trophies.

Booking forms for the 2014 Spring Festival are now available by calling 01257 450 991 or downloading from www.essellesports.com

LADIES PLATE PAIRS

Sue Tuffy & Carol Burns   (Rochdale, Wigan)                       11

Margaret Shaw & Elizabeth Cottom   (Wigan, Highfield)     2

MENS PLATE PAIRS

Mick Heaton & Jeff Martin  (Chesterfield, Sheffield)                  11

Dave Downey & Eric Cullingworth   (Rotherham, Doncaster)  5

LADIES CONSOLATION

Veronica Lyon    (Whiston)                          15

Liza Harrison   (Burnley)                                 10

MENS CONSOLATION

Neil Slater     (Rochdale)                       15

Brian Comberbach     (Burnley)             11

MIXED PAIRS

Jack & Inis Palmer   (Oswaldtwistle)                    15

Paula Gamon & Linda Hough   (Widnes)                 6

LADIES MAIN

Karen Hill    (Dewsbury)                                 21

Maureen Morgan   (Flixton)                         17

MENS MAIN

David Ashworth   (Burnley)                            21

Barrie Robinson   (Carnforth)                        19


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