Pattaya Lawn Bowls came alive last weekend with the biggest sponsored tournament of the year. It consisted of teams of 3 bowlers for each team known as a triples event, and the best of the best players rallied around to make their best teams. The Thai national team from Bangkok along with several other strong teams including the Thai army were there to make a total of 16 teams in all entered into the tournament.
After 2 days of competition and some very tough games the team of Pim Pierce, Keith Fortt and Dave Mays won a thrilling final under floodlights at The Retreat Bowling Green Pattaya. The tournament was kindly sponsored by Peter Brown and Robin Girlie and it turned out to be a great occasion for all those who took part. After the final the Retreat Bowling Green kindly supplied a running buffet and live music to end the day in a fitting manner.
The winning trio of Pim Pierce, Keith Fortt and Dave Mays.
At the presentation Keith Fortt and Dave Mays were also awarded their extra trophies for being the league pairs champions, which they have won for the last 4 seasons in a row. They remarked that this season was the toughest so far, taking on twelve top teams from Pattaya and they did not have it all their own way as they won 16 games and lost 4, and only won on shot difference from the second placed team of Brian and Pim Pierce.
Keith Fortt and Dave Mays receive additional trophies for retaining their pairs crown for the fourth consecutive season.