Cup winners crowned before season concludes

October 01 2020
Cup winners crowned before season concludes

CITY of Wells Bowls Club members have played a limited amount of bowls this season under Covid-19 regulations set by Bowls England.

Since June 8 when some restrictions were first lifted, even though the clubhouse was closed, members were able to book time slots to play.

Men’s competition secretary Andy Barrett has successfully organised a Four Wood Pairs Competition, for the Covid Cup, run on a round-robin basis over a period of eight weeks with 14 pairs taking part.

With the competition coming to a close recently, the semi-finals were contested by Andy Barrett and Jon Friend against Franco Rossi and Alan Whitehead, and Pam Green and Eddie Norris against Trudy and David Bishop. Results meant the final on Sunday, September 6, was between Franco and Alan against Trudy and David. The game was supported by ‘socially distancing’ club members who saw Franco and Alan the winners.

A week earlier, a Two Wood Pairs Fun Day was also well arranged by Andy together with Jon Friend. Winners of the afternoon were Nick Waddington and Heather Willerton; second were Hazel Moger and Alan Whitehead, and third were Jon Rossiter and Trudy Bishop.

City of Wells Bowls Club closed for the season on September 13. It is hoped that everyone can meet up again on the green next April for the 2021 Bowls Season, when new members will always be welcome.

• Picture: From left, Covid Cup winners Franco Rossi and Alan Whitehead, organiser Andy Barrett, and runners-up Trudy and David Bishop