We were yet again blessed with some decent weather and a large number of entrants for this year’s Onchan District Commissioner’s Triples competition, once again welcoming some visiting bowlers from the Algarve, and the event even attracting the attention of some visitors from Cyprus.

The competiton was played using the 3-2-1 format in quickfire games of just four ends each. The winner was to be the team with the highest number of accumulated number of points. The competition was so closely fought that just prior to the final round of matches, only seven points separated the leaders from the bottom of the table. The final round didn’t disappoint either, as at the conclusion there were three teams jointly sharing pole position. This meant there was a dreaded but exciting one end shootout including all three teams, each team member being allowed just one single bowl to put their mark down. It was an exciting way to finish, as the leads started well, putting a bowl close and others narrowly missing, for the seconds to change it all up by resting the shot bowl out of the head, only for the skips to try the same. At the end of the day, it was the bowl of Libby Andrade which was closest to the jack which secured the win for her team, which included Janice Pilling and Bernice McGreal.

Lawn Bowls Isle of Man would like to thank the continued support of Onchan District Commissioners, and in particular the chairman of ODC, Robin Turton, who came to present the winners with the trophy and salvers.

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