Summer Bowling Competition 2012
The Annual Bowling Competition shone again this year, through the mizzle and grey clouds, raising wonderful £2500! One hundred bowlers turned out to enjoy the fourth year of the must attend date in the bowling calendar. The whole event co-ordinated by Di and Keith Hanna was a huge success. The Hillsborough Committee kept everyone going with tea, coffee and delicious tray bakes whilst the BBQ Team led by Mary Taylor-Winter and assisted by our indomitable Northern Irish chair, Lady Girvan and her husband Sir Paul Girvan. This year’s winner of the Harvey Townsend Trophy, was Blondies Band. Husbands and wives team Jim & Jill Finlay and Mervyn & Esther Stewart faced down the runners up the North Coasters (Jeffrey Coppell, Barry Carson, Michael Scott & Eric Mairs) in an exciting one end game of sudden death. Three hops and a skip were the proud winners of the Best Team Name. Thanks to Malone Bowling Club for hosting the event again, to all our wonderful sponsors, especially Brewin Dolphin and Ulster Bank and to Fraser Thompson for running the competition so smoothly. We look forward to next year’s competition and hope to organize the weather a little better!