THE Farnham & District Bowling Association finals day took place at Farnborough Bowling Club.

The rotating presidency fell to Rowledge Bowling Club this year. However, finals day requires a full-size green which Rowledge, albeit a vibrant village club, does not have.

Farnborough BC kindly ‘loaned’ their green, although Rowledge were responsible for running the day and providing catering.

The weather was perfect and enhanced a day much enjoyed by players and spectators. There were some very close-fought matches, including the Goolding Cup for two rinks, which was contested by Rowledge, the 2017 winners, and Farnham BC. Rowledge ran out winners for a second year.

Rowledge were also represented in the mixed pairs by Mehdi Akkouh and Lizzie Lunn who finished runners-up to David Sheppard and Sandy Harris of Bourne BC.

A raffle raised £100 for the president’s charity, the Motor Neurone Association.

Next year, the presidency will be held by Seale & Sands BC.

FDBA Finals Day results:

Mixed Triples winners, Farnborough, runners-up Pyestock. Goolding Cup winners, Rowledge; r/u, Farnham. Boyd Shield winners, Farnham; r/u, Mytchett. Ken Britton Cup winners, Farnham; r/u, Tongham. Ladies’ Singles winner, Sheila Andrews (Farnborough); r/u, Margaret Fielder (Farnborough Gate). Men’s Singles winner, Alex Brady (Tongham); r/u, Alan Shelley (Cove). Ladies’ Pairs winners, Jan Allen & Sarah Bowen (Cove); r/u, Jacqui Castle & Janet Maginnis (Tongham). Men’s Pairs winners, Chris Cooper & John Castle (Tongham); r/u, Alick Boobyer & Peter Padginton (Mytchett). Mixed Pairs winners, David Sheppard & Sandy Harris (Bourne); r/u, Mehdi Akkouh & Lizzie Lunn (Rowledge).