Grantham club and Bowls Lincs pair up for Pairs competition
Bowls Lincolnshire combined with Grantham Bowling Club to put on a Pairs competition on Saturday and Sunday.
County publicity officer John Hope advised that the county wanted to help to get bowlers on the green again although, due to Covid-19, limited entries to 16 pairs.
The round robin matches of four groups were played on Saturday, with the top two of each group proceeding to the quarter-finals the following day.
For some bowlers, this was the first opportunity to play competitively and the majority agreed that the weekend was a tremendous success, helped by the weather providing pleasant playing conditions.
Grantham club president Joe Lewis was delighted with the event and praised his team of volunteers who worked very hard to host the event.
Winners were Neil Poole and Phil Parker who overcame Paul and Ashley Caress in the final.
Prizes were presented by Bowls Lincolnshire secretary Michael Rate. President John Scholey congratulated all the players, organisers and followers and thanked the Grantham club for ensuring that measures were taken to meet government requirements in these difficult times.
The same venue will be used for a Triples competition which will take place on August 22 and 23.
Pictured from left, winners Neil Poole and Phil Parker, Michael Rate and John Scholey of Bowls Lincolnshire, and runners-up Paul and Ashley Caress.