Sunday’s Mixed Pairs competition at Ighten Mount Bowling Club was won by Mick Bastow and Viv Ambrose.
The competition was sponsored by Lynne Riding, who presented The Allen Trophy, in memory of her late parents Arthur and Pat Allen, to Peter Milner and Norma Bailey.
Peter and Norma were the Ighten Mount members who went the furthest in the competition being losing quarter finalists.
Bastow and Ambrose beat last year’s winners D. Wright and P. McGuirk 21-17 in the final.
In the quarter-finals, Bastow and Ambrose beat the best Ighten Mount entrants Milner and Bailey 21-5, while L. and C. Bleakley won a thriller with P. and C. Watson on the final end, 21-20.
N. and J. Whitaker enjoyed a similar victory over K. Blades and K. Walsh, as did Wright and McGuirk against C. Shaw and J. Walsh.
In the last four, Bastow and Ambrose advanced with a 21-16 win over the Bleakleys, and they were joined by Wright and McGuirk, who beat the Whitakers 21-17.
And that was the margin of victory in the final for Bastow and Ambrose, denying Wright and McGuirk successive titles at Ighten Mount.
Pictured are losing quarter-finalists Peter Milner and Norma Bailey with the Allen Trophy (s).