Reigning trio seal mixed triples progress at Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

First day of mixed triples at the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls. Picture: Brian Grint

First day of mixed triples at the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls. Picture: Brian Grint - Credit: Submitted

The Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls mixed triples tournament started yesterday with 180 competitors enjoying bright unbroken sunshine.

First day of mixed triples at the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls. Picture: Brian Grint

First day of mixed triples at the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls. Picture: Brian Grint - Credit: Submitted

Last year's winners, Wayne Willgress' trio, won 15-8, 12-12 and 12-9 to progress to today and there were eight Blocks that went unbeaten in the first day of the mixed triples, which is sponsored by the 3 Norfolk Square guest house.

M Riches with N and S Coverdale won 13-9, 12-5 and 18-2. B Grint with B and J Kirby won 21-6, 13-3 and 10-8. T Jermy, M and C Turner won 12-11, 19-0 and 8-7, while P, H and M Wilkinson won 9-6, 12-8 and 12-5.

Others unbeaten were G Gibson, D Noble, F Howard and M Upton.

In the group 11 section, three blocks won two games. M Topping, and T Tortice went through to today, then J Ciplinski as the best third qualifier.


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A Sheperd qualified despite only winning one game in a very competitive group six, by two shots, while V Smith went through with one win and a draw and a minus shot difference.

Other qualifiers included G Haylett, R Hayton, T Izzard, A Collins, W Downie, A Waterson, M Struthers and D Brawn.

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