FOUR TIMES a finalist but never a winner – that demon was finally laid to rest by Dawn Rutherford as she lifted the last of the season’s trophies in the bowls section of the British Games Club.
Dawn triumphed in the Captain’s Salver, beating Phil Biggs 16-8 in a final that was much closer than the scoreline might suggest.
The Captain’s Salver is open to all those members who have yet to win a singles title and both players set a high standard of competition, peppering the jack with some quality bowling.
Phil’s appearance in the final was another triumph for the club’s veteran member. At 85, Phil became the third octogenarian to appear in a club final this season, following 88-year-old Ron Musgrave’s appearances in the Duckworth Cup and Pairs Cup finals.
Dawn, a former club vice-captain, was runner-up in the Salver last season, adding to appearances in the finals of the Duckworth Cup in 2012 and the Ladies Championship in 2013. She was also runner-up, alongside Ron Musgrave, in this season’s Pairs Cup.
The Salver brings down the curtain on the competition phase of the Games Club’s bowls season, which officially ends on Friday, April 29.
The 2016/2017 bowls season will commence on Monday, October 3.
However, bowls will continue throughout the summer at our normal venue, Alvaro’s Club de Tenis in the El Botanico area of Puerto de la Cruz on Mondays and Thursdays at 1.45pm, starting on Monday, May 2.
Visitors and beginners are always welcome. Woods are provided for new players and free coaching is available.
Contact David White on 922 575390 or Chris Baker on 633 789 990 for further information.