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Javier Green Dave Sackman Memorial 3-2-1 Trophy

May 2018 - Javier Green BC

Report by Jonathon Barr, photo editing  by Amber Dineen & John Carr. 

Tuesday. 29th May – Thursday 31st May, 2018

72 Bowlers split into 24 teams turned out to take part in the annual ‘Dave Sackman Memorial 3-2-1’ competition.  The format is 4 groups of 6 teams playing in a round robin contest, the winners of each group play in a semi-finals knockout to arrive at the last 2 teams standing.  Each team had to play 6 ends of Triples, 6 ends of  Pairs and 6 ends of Singles, 2 extra points were up for grabs for shot difference advantage.

At stake was the Trophy and Cash Prize for the winners and Cash Prizes for the runners-up and beaten semi-finalists.  The 4 teams who made it to the Semis were Bonalba team SANTOS (Roli and Evie Bell plus Geoff  Dowson), OLD COBBERS (Peter Shaw, Graham Marshall and Richard Day, JGBC), OPAL ROLLERS (Matt Taylor, Joe Schulein and Brian Walker, JGBC) and lastly the MOTHER CLUCKERS  (Carol and Ken Davey along with Jonathan Barr, JGBC).

The MOTHER CLUCKERS beat the OPAL ROLLERS by 6-2 points to earn their Finals place and SANTOS took down the OLD COBBERS  by 7 points to 1.   After a brief respite, the Finalists took to the green for the last time to battle it out.  In the Triples, the MOTHER CLUCKERS  won out by 9 shots to 3, in the Pairs they were also triumphant by 10 shots to 1, when it came to the Singles SANTOS managed to steal the 2 points by 4 shots to 3.

So the MOTHER CLUCKERS (don’t try saying that when you’ve had a drink or two!!!) won by a comfortable 6-2 points.

Dave Sackman was an ardent supporter of Javea Green Bowls and worked his socks off for the Club.  His Family have been donating a substantial cash sum for 5 years now in honour of his memory, today the Prizes were presented by Gwen Sackman, Dave’s wife and his son, Stephen Sackman, who flew in from Vietnam on his 60th birthday to be present.  To mark the occasion JGBC presented Stephen with a birthday cake to a rousing chorus of  ‘Happy Birthday to You’ plus  commemorative Club badges for him and his Mum.

This popular annual event is supported by the local Northern Costa Blanca Clubs, BBC, El Cid and Bonalba plus a good turnout of teams from JGBC.  After all the Hullabaloo and photo calls, it was time to tuck into some well-earned grub, so thanks are due to Jan, our resident caterer.  For 3 days the bar staff  worked flat out to keep us all fed and watered, well done Christine, Matt and Brian.  Last but not least thanks go to Keith and Dee Hamilton for a splendidly organised competition, their hard work is much appreciated.

Winners with Sponsor.

Photo L to R: Carol Davey, Ken Davey, Gwen Sackman & Jonathan Barr.(Gwen’s son, Stephen Sackman, had flown in specially from Vietnam to be at the presentation).

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