Van de Gevel and Lewis win Pairs

Veteran Bowls winners. (S)

Veteran Bowls winners. (S)

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The annual Veterans’ Pairs competition was held at Knaresborough Bowling Club in the final weekend of September, writes David Ayre.

Blessed by good weather, the event was unseasonably warm.

The preliminary rounds were held on the Thursday and all further rounds were held on the Friday.

Both saw some excellent bowling, enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators.

Barry Sugden and Stuart Atkinson fought their way to the semi-finals only to be beaten by Peter Van de Gevel and Ian Lewis.

In the other semi-final Terry Connell and Derrick Fox were beaten by Cliff Taylor and Mike Skwarek.

That pair then went on to lose to Peter Van de Gevel and Ian Lewis in the final.

The trophy was presented by Russell McCabe on behalf of Niddal Windows.

There were also prizes for the best multiple scores, won by Bob and Christine Ramsden with one ‘4’, two ‘3’s and three ‘2’s, and the highest break, won by Terry Connell and Derrick Fox with a break of 17.