2014 Non Winners Cup Report & Photos
The Non Winners Singles is the first of the 2014 autumn competitions. This is for those members who have not won a singles competition here in Spain or UK during the last five years. Twelve members entered this year with a mixture of experienced, fairly new and very new bowlers. It looked on paper to be a very good competitive competition and proved to be so.
The competition took three days to complete with the final taking place on Sunday morning of 12th October in ideal conditions, with the sun shining and very little wind. Those taking part put the icing on the cake by giving one of the best Non Winners Finals for many years witnessed by many members attending.
The two finalists were Wayne Roberts an old campaigner who had been in this position a few time in the past against a very new bowler, Maureen O’Hara had looked very impressive throughout the competition. As expected Wayne started well and at the tenth end was 17-7 ahead. Maureen then decided to come back and had cut the lead to 17-12 taking four shots on the thirteenth end. The next end Wayne won another shot and was six shots ahead. It looked at this stage that Wayne had at last was going to win this competition. Maureen, however didn’t agree and from this point on never let up, preventing Wayne from scoring anymore shots. Maureen was leading 20-18 when Wayne was holding two shots to level the score. however on Maureen’s last shot she had perfect weight and slid around Wayne’s woods to win a very exciting match. This was a day which both players will not forget.
It would be wrong not to mention the losing semi-finalists. First, Christine Parkinson, another very new bowler who put up a good show against Wayne. The other semifinalist against Maureen was our Lady Captain, Eileen Phoenix, who played extremely well but could not beat an in form Maureen.
Our Captain, Colin Wright, just arrived back from UK, presented the Trophy and congratulated both finalists. He also thanked the spectators for their support and the markers, who without, we couldn’t run the competition. My thanks go to Colin with the help he gave me by Umpiring and marking the Final
Vic Parsons – ABC Press Officer