The American Tournament

The American Tournament, known as the David Potter Cup, took place on Sunday 11th August.  Roger Parnell made all the arrangements and this year remembered to book a sunny day.  Last year he forgot and it poured!  A full complement of 40 competitors took part drawn in teams of four, allegedly according to their ability!  A close contest was expected between some highly competitive teams and a lot of friendly rivalry.  Our Vice President David ‘Bacon Roll’ Banks suited and booted joined in the banter even though he was prohibited from the playing surface.

David Potter Action

Some of the action (it appears to be all uphill for these players!)

The unexpected outcome was a landslide victory for the team consisting of Tom Whelan, Jackie Collishaw, Colin Burns and Michael King with a final shot difference of plus 26.  It was noted that Jackie took charge from the beginning and organised her male charges into a sleek and winning combination, not an easy task!  A very distant second place went to the team of President Bobbie Cover, David Kirkham, Liz Frew and Paul Avern with a score of plus 9, they received a bottle of ‘special’ wine each.

The David Potter Cup, engraved glasses and superior wine were formally presented by Stephen Nimmo of Chester Pearce and Harmony Funeral Service, our sponsors for the day.  David Potter, Stephen's grandfather, had been a keen bowler and each year the family support this tournament in his name by presenting the club with a cheque for £250.00.  Stephen was accompanied by his mother who was presented with a bouquet of flowers from the members in appreciation of this great and generous gesture.

David Potter Winners

The Winners - Mike King, Jackie Collishaw, Colin Burns & Tom Whelan with Stephen Nimmo (Far Left) and Mrs Nimmo (Centre)

Runners Up

The Runners Up - Dave Kirkham, Bobbie Cover, Liz Frew, & Paul Avern with Stephen Nimmo (Back Centre)
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