The weekend December 24-25 saw a triples challenge lawn bowling contest take place at Coco Resort in east Pattaya. The contingent of 33 players included one Aussie, one Scot, two Dutch players and twenty-nine Thais, the local bowlers already looking forward to the 7 month training camp at Coco’s from mid January in the build up to the SEA games in Malaysia in August.
In the two leagues there were some matches won by big scoring margins but also 12 games going to down to the wire. New winners appeared from the Pattaya Paradise team in the shape of Pitaya, Santi and Chatchawat, this trio taking the 12,000 baht first prize over the more experienced Bangkok team of Yong, Buss and Tuk who took the 9000 baht runners-up award.
It was a super weekend with no disputes, the referee was called only once and after the tournament had finished the players carried on until 1.00 a.m. in the morning to practice.