THE NEW YEAR marked a new beginning and a change of fortune for Mags Bennett, the new British Games Club ladies bowls champion.
Making an unprecedented fourth consecutive appearance in all of the season’s bowls finals so far staged, she finally relinquished this season’s ‘always a bridesmaid, never the bride’ tag with victory in the final of the Ladies Championship.
She beat runner-up Dawn Rutherford 14-9 after both players had posted 100 per cent records in the round-robin phase of the competition.
In the final itself, Mags stormed into an early lead and though Dawn fought back strongly she could never quite close the gap.
Mags is pictured receiving the trophy from bowls captain David White, alongside runner-up Dawn.