22 May 2010

Jean Potts Memorial Trophy 2010

Jean Potts was a popular and successful bowls player for the Wilmslow Conservative Club and the Cheshire leagues for many years, but sadly in December 2005 Jean died suddenly.
The Potts Bowls Knockout Competition for Mixed Pairs was created in 2007 to commemorate Jean's memory, providing an opportunity for bowling enthusiasts from the surrounding area to compete for the Jean Potts Memorial Trophy.

One of the most popular events in the Club calendar, attractions also include a prize raffle in aid of the British Heart Foundation and a buffet towards the end of the day. This year's event raised a total of £155 for the BHP charity, increasing the sum raised over the last four years to in excess of £400.

The weather always seems to look favourably on this event, this year was no exception. A stunningly beautiful late May day, with wall-to-wall sunshine resulting in possibly the hottest day of the year so far, thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors and spectators alike.

Bowlers require high levels of talent and stamina in successfully making their way through the various elimination matches, to battle it out in the final. Worthy winners this year were Brenda Hudson and Duncan Ward, overcoming stiff opposition in the final from runners up Doug and Pam Beattie.

On completion of the final Jean's son, and event organiser, Alan Potts stepped forward with Club Chairman David Spencer to present the Jean Potts Memorial Trophy to the winners and very attractive, individual bowling trophies to all finalists.

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