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Jack and Jill Tournament
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club’s annual Jack and Jill Pairs Tournament got off to a soggy start this past weekend.
The rain “came down in waves, the winds blew, but it couldn’t dampen the emotions or skill of the teams playing in the draws,” PLBC’s Carol Bucyk reports.
In all, 44 teams took to the greens for the three day event. The tournament was set up so that the women took the skip positions for the first and fourth games, while the men took over leadership for the second and third. When it was done, six teams managed to score perfect eight point games. Shots and ends won were needed to calculate the final winners.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” one club member said of the rain Sunday. “There were puddles on the greens and rooster tails behind the balls, all the players were drenched, but they played through it.”
In the end, Keith Baker and Kate Wilson took top spot with a strong finish of eight game points, 30 ends and 28 shots.
For Baker, this is his third year in a row of winning, with a new female partner each year.
Second place went to the duo of Diane Proctor and Jim Muir, and third was Gary Robinson and Kathleen Arthorne.
Rounding out the final three positions were Pat Goodwin and Mick Rix (fourth), Ron Davis and Sandy Taylor in fifth, and Carol Bucyk and Rick Dolley in sixth.
NEXT UP will be the club’s annual wrap-up tournament on Sunday. The greens get put to bed on Oct. 1.
According to Bucyk, short mat, darts, crib, bridge, mah jong and other games will be keeping club members busy for the next six months. Committees will also be busy planning for the Canadian National Mixed Pairs Tournament which they will host in Sept. 2014.