In memory of a much loved husband, dad and grandad, Greta Wilkinson donated a beautiful Irish crystal rose bowl in memory of her late husband and club member, Alan, to be played for annually by Club members and close family. A 'daughter', 'son' and two grandsons took part.
The first 'Wilkie Bowl' took place on 10th May with 12 triples teams playing a day long competition to become the first winner of this wonderful trophy. Each team played 3 rounds of 6 ends. Two groups, A & B, consisting of 6 teams from the 12 played each other with the winners from each group playing the runners up from the other. Fittingly the winner of A & B reached the finals and in a well fought 6 end match the final was decided on the last end with the team of Cyril Austin, Gwen Keen and Geoff Hunt pipping Jacquie Cursley, Chris Austin and Ian White by 1 shot.
Whatever the result the extended 'Wilkie' family was a winner.
Club members also played their part with the ladies providing the food, the men the raffle prizes and Andy Foad, in his new role as Bar Manager, assuaging everyone's thirst on a very warm day. Everyone should feel proud of the effort put in from Greta for bringing this new event to all club members and guests for making this day special for Alan's family.
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