2010 Frank Sharpe Drawn Rinks
The Frank Sharpe competition was started in 2004 after one of our very popular bowlers, Frank Sharpe, died and the family wanted to do something to continue his memory. Over the past years a big thank from Almeria players are in order for the prizes presented by Frank’s son and daughters Paul, Judith and Janice. These are given in the form of vouchers to be used in Full Swing, the bowling and golf shop situated on the Antes Industrial Estae owned by Frank’s grandaughter, Zoe.
The eight players during the season scoring the most points in their top eight games are drawn on the day to compete against each other.
This year the two teams were drawn and one consisted of Richard Swain taking the skips position which is a unfamiliar to him, backed by Ken Sykes and the two ‘leprecorns’ Ray and Siobhan Herrity. The other, the very strong team of Colin Wright, Jim Pike, Patsy Tonkin and returning from a worrying couple of weeks looking after her husband in Huercal Overa Hospital, Pat Beattie. At the time of writing we have the positive news that Alan is alright and waiting for lab reports, hoping to be discharged on Tuesday 30th March.
As forecasted by onlookers the ‘Colins dream team’ started well, leading by 10-2 on end eight. Richards’s team then took six shots on the ninth. This inspired the spectators to think that Richards’s team could really do it! However a steady scoring by Colin’s team eventually won the competition by five shots. There was lots of skillful, quality play by most players and although on paper it was expected that the ‘dream team’ would win, its congratulations to them andwell done to Richard and team for giving them a good fight.
ALBC Press Officer