The sun shines on the group bowlers

On a very warm and sunny afternoon, the Garstang Subscription Bowling Club provided the perfect venue for this year’s Lancaster and District Group round of the West Lancashire Masonic Charity Bowling Tournament which saw Masons from around the group compete for a place in the Provincial Bowling Final at the Tetley’s Club in Warrington.

Group bowlers, picture from left to right, are: Paul Dent, Dennis Eccles, David Christopherson and Bernard Snape enjoying the serious business of bowling.

Group bowlers, picture from left to right, are: Paul Dent, Dennis Eccles, David Christopherson and Bernard Snape enjoying the serious business of bowling.

David Sawyer of Great Eccleston Lodge No 8895 was the eventual group round winner, after a keenly contested deciding match against fellow finalist Bill Richmond of Pilling Lodge No 7879.

In a competition specifically for masters in office, the final between Paul Dent of Torrisholme Lodge No 5245 and David Christopherson of St Michaels on Wyre Lodge No 8348 saw David coming out on top and winning the Lancaster District Masonic Group Masters Bowling Cup.

After congratulating the winners and all who had taken part, the Lancaster and District Group Chairman Jim Wilson presented the trophies and prizes. He particularly thanked David Christopherson for all his work as the group bowling representative, as well as all those who had helped in making the day so enjoyable.

Article and photographs by Paul Thompson.

Pictured top row, right: Jim Wilson (right) presents the winner’s trophy and a well-deserved bottle of whisky to David Sawyer. Top middle: Bill Richmond (left) receives the runner-up trophy from Jim Wilson. Top left: David Christopherson (left) is presented with the masters’ trophy from Jim Wilson. Bottom: Smiles all round at the end of a great afternoon’s bowling.

Pictured top row, right: Jim Wilson (right) presents the winner’s trophy and a well-deserved bottle of whisky to David Sawyer. Top middle: Bill Richmond (left) receives the runner-up trophy from Jim Wilson. Top left: David Christopherson (left) is presented with the masters’ trophy from Jim Wilson. Bottom: Smiles all round at the end of a great afternoon’s bowling.