The annual men’s invitation triples competition hosted by Brentwood Bowling Club on Sunday 28th June was the most thrilling on record with only two points separating the top seven of 24 teams taking part.
Each team played five games of seven ends and at the awards ceremony, Brentwood captain Richard Rose told participants from across Essex: “It’s been incredibly close … I’ve never known anything like it.”
The first prize of £300 went to South Benfleet who finished on 62 points, one clear of their nearest rivals. Runners-up Gidea Park B and third place winners Aveley both finished on 61 and the prizes of £150 and £90 were allocated on shot difference.
Once again, the competition was organised by Brentwood vice-captain Fred Wasmuth who thanked main sponsors Bentley Crematorium and Cemetery, and drinks distributors Hills Prospect who sponsored the raffle.
Fred congratulated the 72 players and everyone who had helped to make the day possible: Peter Hayward and his team for the food stall, scorekeeper Mark Rose, raffle organiser Brenda Watson, lady members who prepared lunch and refreshments, and Cliff Jaycock and Brian Martin who manned the bar.
On behalf of the visitors, Jordan Fleming from Brentwood-based Kings Chase gave a vote of thanks to Fred for all his hard work.
South Benfleet 62, Gidea Park B 61, Aveley 61, Stock and Buttsbury 61, Silverthorn 60, Gidea Park A 60, Kings Chase A 60, Runwell Hospital 51, Kngs Chase B 49, Kings Chase C 46, Ingatestone 45.5, Hockley 45, Gidea Park C 39, Liberty B 38, Liberty A 37.5, Corringham B 37, Clockhouse B 34, Harold Hill 34, Orsett 33, Clockhouse A 24, Corringham A 23, Warley Hill 23, Central Essex 19, Upminster 17.
Download full results for the 2015 Men’s Invitation Triples.