Five bowlers from Pattaya have just returned from southern California where they were competing in the US Open Lawn Bowls Championships 2013.
The six competitions included singles, pairs, and fours for both men and ladies.
Dan, Dennis, Frank and US resident Aaron Zangl reached the final of the Men’s fours championship where they were beaten by the current world champions from Scotland: Alex Marshall, Paul Foster, Neil Speirs and David Peacock.
Dennis Mijnheimer, Frank De Vries, Harvey Samuel, Dan Christensen and Orawan Sodok.
Harvey lost in the semi finals of the fifth flight pairs to a team skipped by an ex-English champion and lost in the semi final of the seventh flight singles 18-15 to a current Scottish international.
Orawan unfortunately had some difficult draws and was unable to make it past the qualifying sections of each of her competitions.
Almost 200 men and 100 ladies from more than 10 countries competed at 6 different bowls clubs just south of Los Angeles. The competition was dominated by international bowlers from Scotland who won 5 of the 6 gold medals available.