There were 23 teams to see
in the return of the Fab Fours, divided into 4 groups with the
winners and runners-up qualifying from each.
There was a fair mix of results which saw Motley Crew
winning 3 and losing one game, to top the group, while 3 teams
ended up in 4 points, best of those was Rayne, thanks
to 2 massive wins which left them comfortably in second place
Three teams finished on 6 points, with Oh My Quad topping
the group with 39 shots, 9 ahead of 3 Generations, while
Pick n Mix fell 3 shots short of qualification
Shy Tappens won all
their games (three by the same score of 9-2), and were comfortably
through, while Growing Old Disgracefully (G.O.D) lost
just the one game to finish second.
Reigning champions, The Repair Men were untouchable in
their group, winning all four games, while Broadlanders
3 wins were good enough for the runner-up spot.
Broadlanders took a
grip on their game against Oh My Quad, with 4 on the third
end, and were able to drop 3 on the last end and still take a
comfortable 9-6 win.
The Repair Men had run out to a 6-0 lead after 3
ends over 3 Generations, and were never in danger, winning
the game 9-4.
Having fallen behind 4-0 after
3 ends, Motley Crew squared the game, and then went into
a 6-4 lead over G.O.D, but that momentum soon stalled,
G.O.D got one back, and then on the last end took 2 to snatch
a 7-6 win.
After a slow start against
Shy Tappens, Rayne took a 4 to lead 5-3 after 4
ends, but the Shy team were square on the next end, 7-6 up after
6, and held on to win 7-6.
The Repair Men led
Shy Tappens from the start, and with 2 ends to go were
6-3 up. Shy Tappens were chipping away at the end, but ran out
of ends, and The Repair Men made it to the final once again,
with a 6-5 win.
Broadlanders were off to a flyer with 3 on the
first end against G.O.D, but it was all square on the
next, and 3 ends in G.O.D took the lead. But Broadlanders hauled
them back in and after 7 ends it was all square. An extra end
would be required, and it went to G.O.D, the game finishing 7-6
in their favour.
G.O.D were first out of the block, in fact they won the first
3 ends to take a 4-0 lead on a tricky carpet. And they never
looked back, The Repair Men had the gap back to just 3, but the
6th end pretty much finished them offas G.O.D took 3, and then
another one on the last to ease their way to an 8-2 victory.
We would like to thank everyone
who entered, and who were generous enough to provide us with
so many draw prizes. We were particularly pleased that Marion
Brown could be there to present the prizes, and we hope everyone
had a very enjoyable day's bowling.
You can find the full day's
Growing Old Disgracefully
The Repair Men