The Masonic National Bowling Competition was held on 4th August 2017 at Dorchester Bowls Club hosted by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Dorset.
Our Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Ian Kingsbury was in attendance with Mrs Toni Kingsbury and presented Dorset with a cheque for £300 for 3 worthy charities supported by this event.
Devon entered 2 teams each playing 4 round robin matches. There were 24 teams from 15 Lawn Bowls playing Provinces. Regrettably, Devon were unable to defend their runners-up title from the last time they played. Both teams played well but just didn’t quite make the cut for the playoffs.
The weather stayed fair and a most enjoyable day was had by all.
The 2018 event will be at Melton Mowbury hosted by PGL of Leicestershire and Rutland on Friday 3rd August.
Devon Masonic Bowling Assn.
Photos by Roger Knight Publicity team PGL ofDorset
Team Presentation photo of £300 cheque from Devonshire Masons Left to right:
Team A. Tommy Tomson, Mervyn Benney, Gordon Marshall, Rick Purnell, W.Bro. J Williams (MACE Chairman Dorset), R.W.Bro. Richard Merrit PGM for Dorset
R.W.Bro. Ian Kingsbury PGM for Devonshire Mrs Toni Kingsbury far right and Team B. Rosie Lee-Russell, John Inman, Di Hartwell & Eric Leason