Oz ticket on the line at national lawn bowls trials

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Last Saturday and Sunday saw the final lawn bowls trials held at the Coco Club in Pattaya to decide who travels to Australia to represent the country in the singles events at the upcoming World Bowls events in November and December.

Eight men and eight ladies played fifty-six matches on a round robin basis with the bowlers producing some fabulous ends as they stove to reach the magic number of 15 points for the win.  One of the matches took an hour and a half to complete and ended with a 15-14 score-line.

Thailand’s elite lawn bowlers pose for a photo at the Coco Club in Pattaya, Sunday, Sept. 2. Thailand’s elite lawn bowlers pose for a photo at the Coco Club in Pattaya, Sunday, Sept. 2.

Saturday started bright and early with the draw at 9.00 a.m. but play did not finish until 10.00 p.m.!  Sunday continued in the same format to finish the remaining games by 2.00 p.m.

Ladies winner Tong and Mens winner Vinnai both scored 99 bowls from a maximum of 105 but still only won on count back over their rivals.

Four of the elite players are regulars at Coco Club where new players are always welcome and under 18’s play and receive free tuition from our in-house players on Saturday mornings.  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 for details.