Bowlers flock to Scarborough

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KEEN ten-pin bowlers aged over 50 gathered at Scarborough’s Olympia Leisure bowling lanes to participate in the annual Age UK Bowling Competition.

The event, organised in conjunction with Friendship Centres, attracted bowlers from areas including Newcastle and the North East, Watford, Derbyshire and the Midlands, and was a huge success.

The championship was split into three sections over two days, with the top two from each session advancing into the latter stages.

The first day saw the team from Long Benton near Newcastle finish in pole position.

Nuneaton’s visiting bowlers finished in second position with a team who travelled north from Watford finishing the first day in fifth place.

Nuneaton’s second team finished in sixth place at the end of an enthralling day’s bowling.

The next day saw the competition reach the business end with John Hewitt claiming the overall men’s trophy and Sandra Ferguson picked up the ladies’ honours.

Bernard Dungworth, vice chairman of the Scarborough Friendship Centre said: “The competition went really well this year and everyone had a great time over the two days.”