More than 50 lawn bowlers from Essex and east London took part in the annual men’s invitation triples competition hosted by Brentwood Bowling Club on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Eighteen teams played five games of seven ends in the competition which was won by Upminster-based Clockhouse A on 73 points. Last year’s winners South Benfleet and Canvey were runners-up on 68 and Brentwood-based Kings Chase took third place with 61.

WINNERS: Clockhouse A, from left, Doug Baxter, Roger Tallentire and Keith Brown.
WINNERS: Clockhouse A, from left, Doug Baxter, Roger Tallentire and Keith Brown.

The host club entered a scratch team to make up team numbers for the event at King Gerge’s Playing Fields and they finished in fourth place with 55.5 points

Competition organiser Fred Wasmuth, vice-captain of the Brentwood club, congratulated players taking part and thanked everyone who helped to make the day such a success including sponsors Bentley Crematorium and Cemetery.

Brentwood president Byron Davies presented trophies and prize money totalling £540 and thanked Fred Wasmuth for all his hard work in organising the popular event.

First prize of £300 was presented to Clockhouse A skip Roger Tallentire who said: “This is the best-run event and the one I look forward to.”

Results: Clockhouse A – 73, South Benfleet and Canvey – 68, Kings Chase – 61, Brentwood – 55.5, Gidea Park B – 53, Aveley – 51, Gidea Park C – 48, Harold Hill B – 48, Harold Hill A – 44, Liberty – 39, Stock and Buttsbury – 38, Ingatestone – 36, Upminster – 34.5, Warley Hill – 30, Elm Park – 26, Clockhouse B – 25, Orsett – 22, Gidea Park A – 13.

RUNNERS-UP: South Benfleet and Canvey, from left, Jim Bruce, Peter Hitchcock and Jim Docherty.
RUNNERS-UP: South Benfleet and Canvey, from left, Jim Bruce, Peter Hitchcock and Jim Docherty.
THIRD PLACE: Kings Chase, from left, Chris Martin, Seaton Corby and Livio Faidiga.
THIRD PLACE: Kings Chase, from left, Chris Martin, Seaton Corby and Livio Faidiga.