It was a busy time for the Almonte Lawn Bowling Club this past week. Neither the din of adjacent construction nor the occasional summer shower could dampen the enthusiasm of the six visiting teams who attended the Centennial Cup tournament hosted on Friday, 4 July by the Almonte Lawn Bowling Club. Club president, Guy Chaput welcomed the teams from Brockville, Elmdale, Galetta, Goulbourn, Iroquois and Nepean to the first tournament of the year.

Past President Cliff Bennett gathered the teams together on the green at 9:30 am to begin the games and Draw Master, Denis Davignon explained the rules of play for the day. The tournament began with two 12 end games followed by lunch and finished with a final 12 end game.

While the tournament was played mostly under sunny skies it ended about 3:30 pm with the start of rain showers and the threat of heavier rain on the horizon. After Denis totaled the final scores the teams, to remain dry, gathered on the Clubhouse porch to learn the winners of the day. These were:

the three (3) game high score and Centennial Cup trophy winners from the Galetta Club. Draw Master Denis Davignon (far left) presenting the trophy to (left to right) Patricia Garvin, Skip, Bill Sheffield and team member Andrew Tait. Photo: © Kay Davignon, ALBC member.
the three (3) game high score and Centennial Cup trophy winners from the Galetta Club. Draw Master Denis Davignon (far left) presenting the trophy to (left to right) Patricia Garvin, Skip, Bill Sheffield and team member Andrew Tait. Photo: © Kay Davignon, ALBC member.

Brockville was the three (3) game high winner – runner-up with Skip, Ray Wanstall and team members Gene Wanstall and Andre Pepin.

The two (2) game high winners were also from the Galetta club with Skip, Rico Silvestro, and team members Flo Silvestro and William Smalluk.

Iroquois club Terry Triskle (Skip) and team members Connie Keeler and Cecil McDermott claimed the one (1) game high winner position.

The Almonte team, sporting their new Club shirts, of Skip, Bob Thomson and team members Alan Steele and Al Jones put in a stalwart performance but didn’t make the winners circle this year.

Our thanks to Patricia Guimond, Waterside Retirement Home, who help wrap up the day with some much appreciated snacks for the tired but happy bowlers.