Congratulations to the winner of the Charter Bowling Competition, Jeff Benson and runner up Harry Preston.
Thank you Bob Hutton for providing the following report –
On behalf of the hosts for this year, Ulverston Conservative Bowling Club, I am sending you this report to thank you for the opportunity to be hosts in 2023, which we have enjoyed and were delighted to attract 32 entries. Thank you for arranging the visit of Mayor of Ulverston Cllr Michelle Scrogham to
make the draw on 21st August and also for the attendance of Deputy Mayor Cllr Dave Webster and his wife Cllr Sharon Webster, who came along to make the presentations to the winner, who was our own Jeff Benson, our Secretary, who worked so hard to prepare for the event, and helped to run proceedings on the day, along with some of our other members, who assisted in the kitchen, marking scorecards, measuring, and preparing the green in advance etc. Jeff won, versus the young bowler Harry Preston of Lindal in the final.
Although we as hosts had a few more competitors than the other participating teams, I’m pleased to say that Glaxo, King’s Head & Lindal were also well represented, supporting their players throughout. I was also pleased to see that the final had a young competitor from another club, and that he played a Glaxo player in his semi-final, ensuring that it was not just ourselves as hosts taking advantage of a home green, but our visitors were enjoying themselves, too.
A number of photos were taken at the presentation to the winner, and although the competition is without a runners-up trophy, I ensured that Harry was congratulated by the Deputy Mayor, as well as the winner receiving the shield.
With all good wishes and thank you for the opportunity to be hosts in 2023,
Treasurer (and a competitor on the day)