INDOOR FINALS DAY 2017
The Finals of the Indoor Competitions were held at Watford Indoor Bowling Club on Sunday 12th March 2017. We would like to thank Watford IBC for allowing us to use their green and for the excellent presentation lunch enjoyed by the competitors, visitors and the L&SC Executive & partners afterwards. I would also like to express my thanks to the umpires who officiated at these Finals, namely Ray Keen and Martyn Page
The Indoor Challenge Shield
This competition was played between Egerton Park IBC and Wey Valley IBC.
Play was, as usual quite close for the first few ends but by the 10th end Wey Valley were up on 3 of the 4 rinks. Egerton Park fought on bravely, but with one rink being up against a very strong Wey Valley rink eventually finished down on all rinks.
The Final score was Egerton Park 53– Wey Valley 97
The Single Rink Competition
This competition was played between Cyphers IBC ‘B’ and Herga IBC ‘B’
The fact that both Teams reaching the Finals were ‘B’ teams gave no indication of the quality of play we saw. Cyphers, who had knocked out the champions for the last four years, Essex County IBC in the semi-finals were in no way going to give up this chance of winning easily. Herga took the first 2 ends, Cyphers the next 3 and Herga the 6th – the score after 6 ends being 4 – 4. Cyphers then pulled away but Herga fought back well, help greatly by a 7 on the 12th end. After a good competitive game,Cyphers ‘B’ came out winners.
The Final score was Cyphers ‘B’ (from Cyphers IBC) 22 – Herga ‘B’ (from Herga IBC) 15
I would like to thank all those Clubs and Teams that entered and to congratulate those that won their games, particularly those that won in the latter rounds but did not reach the Finals.
After an enjoyable lunch, the L&SC’s President, Len Ashby, presented the trophies and cheques to the winners and runners up. Representatives from both winning Teams gave excellent ‘Toasts’ after their presentations to round up a very enjoyable day