ECBA OPEN TRIPLES
Sunday 13th September
The 2009 ECBA Open Triples
event was held at the Wallsend Memorial Hall (North Tyneside)
on 13th September.
Forty triples entered
the event and eight of the ten member counties were represented.
It was much appreciated
that teams from Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire made the long
journey up north to take part in the competition.
North Tyneside proved
to be excellent hosts and made everyone very welcome and all
participants seemed to enjoy the event.
There were some really
good games of bowls played throughout the day and North Luffenham
put up a stern defence of their title losing narrowly on the
last end of their semi final against Blakelaw.
The final itself was
nip and tuck with Blakelaw seeming to have the momentum with
three ends left to play however in the penultimate end Manley
View scored five shots and took the lead into the final end and
held on to take the title.
Manley View (Northumberland)
John Leonard, John Leonard Snr & Ian Clark
George Robson, David Gair & Arthur Thompson
Jim Southgate, Margaret Southgate & Dianne Curran
North Luffenham (Cambridgeshire)
Jason Ellis, Paul Ellis & Davide Russo