It’s a jolly supplementary!

Frank Jolly (left) with Festival organiser, Ces Hope (centre) and Phil Owen (right)
Frank Jolly (left) with Festival organiser, Ces Hope (centre) and Phil Owen (right)

Frank Jolly from Preston claimed the Athena Beach Hotel Supplementary event after a close match with the Stoke’s Phil Owen.

The competition provided a number of close games and both Frank and Phil had to work very hard to make the final. This was not an easy task under the very warm Cypriot sun.

The semi-final between Frank and Paul Hemming, Warwick and Worcs, was probably the game of the day and could have gone either way.

Frank Jolly leading out against Phil Owen
Frank Jolly leading out against Phil Owen

 

In the final it was a case of what might have been for Phill who couldn’t match Frank’s excellent start the game. It was only when the finishing line was in sight did Phil was able to put a run of ends with the jack together.

A few more ends with the jack and Phil may have fancied his chances of an unlikely comeback victory. However, the way Frank was playing, and indeed the way he played all day, there was always likely to be only 1 winner.

It was a clearly delighted Frank who received the £300 winners prize.

From left: Phil Owen, Trevor and Ann Allman (Athena Beach Hotel Bowling Managers), Ces Hope and Frank Jolly
From left: Phil Owen, Trevor and Ann Allman (Athena Beach Hotel Bowling Managers), Ces Hope and Frank Jolly

Last 16: Phil Owen 21 Eric Whitehead 20, Con O’Neill 15 Pat Carroll 21, Eddie Lonergan 21 Don Asquith 15, Tony Chesters 15 Len Stocks 21, Vi Dennison 19 Marjorie Beaumont 21, Bev Chesters 18 Frank Jolly 21, Margaret Holt 12 Paul Hemming 21, Anita Richardson 20 Joan Jolly 21.

Last 8: Phil Owen 21 Pat Carroll 13, Eddie Lonergan 21 Len Stocks 16, Marjorie Beaumont 16 Frank Jolly 21, Paul Hemming 21 Joan Jolly 11.

Semi’s: Phil Owen 21 Eddie Lonegan 12, Frank Jolly 21 Paul Hemming 19

Final: Phil Owen 16 Frank Jolly 21

Steve Davies

Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine after consulting with respected figures in the game and journalism.