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tournament in the world” GREAT YARMOUTH BOWLS FESTIVAL 2013, PAGE 08


Olympic torch, and members of the club


Philip, with his ALSO IN THE NEWS


BIRTHDAY BOYS CELEBRATE We’d like to wish Scotland team coach David Gourlay and Australian bowls ace Kelvin Kerkow many happy returns. Both of them celebrated a birthday in April.


TORCH BEARER VISITS BUNTINGFORD


A NEW FLAME HAS COME!


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untingford Bowls Club had a surprise up its sleeve for members at the last game of the season in


2012 – the year of the London Olympics. For the traditional ladies v men match


the club captain invited along local man Philip Goodall, who had earlier been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch. Philip, dressed in the Torch Bearers’ all-


white outfit and, carrying the torch, arrived with his mum Margaret at half-time.Instead of the usual tea and biscuits, the captain had laid on scrumptious cakes – a special treat not only in honour of Philip’s visit, but also to celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary. Members were given an insight into


Philip’s learning difficulties, and how he has responded by becoming a valued member of the community, raising money for orphans in Romania, helping with cub scouts, and taking part in the Special Olympics held at Wodson Park, Ware, and organised by his dad Derek. The captain then presented him with the


club’s 90th anniversary bannerette, a card signed by all those present and some club souvenirs before he received a standing ovation from the members and then posed for pictures, after which he tried his hand at playing bowls.


Philip, with his Olympic Torch, and members of the club


SPIKE MATCHES THE VERY BEST Sixteen-year-old Daniel “Spike” Seabourne from the Acle Bowls Club won the first Premier Threes Bowls title at Boston Indoor Bowls Club. On his way to winning,


he defeated Rebecca Field, ladies World Matchplay Champion, Nicky Brett and Greg Harlow. Daniel has played on the


Blue Portable Rink at Potters a few times in Junior events, and is now obviously very comfortable in facing the best in the world.


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PAT TAKES A DERRY LONG FLIGHT At the recent World Bowls Tour (WBT) Qualifiers in Belfast, Pat Briscoe (Eng), who got the Best Qualifying Performance at the WBT awards in January, flew in along with many others for the event. As the event was in


Belfast, the logical choice of airports would be Belfast International or Belfast City. We’re sure he will have


many theories why he ended up flying into City of Derry, some 100 miles away. Perhaps he wanted best value for money for his hire car.


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