Hot Curry Wins Nations Cup

The 2021 installment of the Lawn Bowls Nations Cup was played on Saturday, November 6, in idyllic conditions. Ten teams of three took part, these being drawn into two groups of five. Each team played one match against the others in the same group and one match against a team from the other group. Four ends, three woods. You get the picture.

The winners at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable day of bowls were Hot Curry, who beat Born in Japan in the final by 6 points to 3. Hot Curry won all of its six games on the way to the title—quite a feat. Third-place winners were Germany, who lost just one match all day and beat last year’s champions and tournament favourites, Black Thunder, not once, but twice!

Congratulations to the winners. And “well bowled!” to us all.

The YC&AC Lawn Bowls Nations Cup and (latest) shield. The tournament was first played (on a non-standard green) in 1920.
Black Thunder’s Honjo sends one down
Shion in action for Hot Curry
The Swiss do battle with the Brits
Great shot, Hiroko!
Wataru measures a close call
Hide leaves others to do the maths
In the third-place match, Germany beat Black Thunder with another last-wood winner from skip Foster
Black Thunder’s Honjo, Toshi and Yoda with Germany’s Tom, Paul and Foster
Tomo and Rich joined the bowlers on the wall to watch the climax of the final
Born in Japan skip Mike inspects the head before sending down his last wood in the final against Hot Curry
Runners-up Born in Japan: Arai, Willy and Mike
Winners Hot Curry: Satish, Shion and Ishu
Champions of the world

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