The men started well this week by winning their Griffin Cup match against Met Police at Met Police Bushey by 45 shots to 31 shots. Then the Ladies did well with the triples team of Liz Baker, Gill Howells and Jill Griffin beating a team from the Herts Ladies. This was the first time this team had entered this competition and after a runaway start for the Berkhamsted ladies the Herts ladies made a gradual comeback but Berkhamsted managed to hold them off to secure a victory. Continuing this success, Anne Furlong and Jackie Cormack fought a tight battle against a duo from Harpenden to go through to the quarter finals of the County pairs by a margin of 5 shots picked up on the last two ends.
At the weekend Berkhamsted had a friendly match at Hazells, where they lost by 110 shots to 61. The top rink was Marion Maynard, Gary Fisher and Bill Howells. Two new members, Paul and Jackie Healy played their first competitive match for the Club. Also at the weekend, Berkhamsted once again staged the Watford & District U18 Singles Championship with four of their own youngsters reaching the semi-finals after five round robin group matches. The two finalists Matt St John & Jamie Robertson played out a 10 end match with Jamie repeating his success of 2015. All the players received bowls accessories as part of the presentation ceremony kindly supplied by the tournament sponsor.
Jamie Robertson holds his trophy along with a new bowls bag surrounded by sponsor and officials of Watford & District Bowls
All the participants of the Watford & District Under 18’s Competition showing Jamie Robertson and runner up Matt St. John with their trophies