Tom, Terry and Eddie Win 2023 Opening Day

The weather forecast was for drizzle and light rain in the morning clearing at noon just in time for the 12:30 start of the Opening Day Tournament. The torrential downpour at midday was not scheduled, and it was some relief for the 26 bowlers assembled when the skies did indeed clear right on time.

The year’s bowling began in traditional style with a Spider…

Click OPENING DAY SPIDER or anywhere on the photograph below to watch the video.

The winning wood, which arrived at the jack from the right entirely undisturbed, was bowled by Motoko Tsuyama. Perfect line and length with her season’s very first delivery. Sasuga. 

So good to be back on the grass

Eddie Wu, making his lawn bowls tournament debut, lines one up

Here’s another Ed, Ed Usuda, at the top of his downswing

Just a little short, chuckles Foster

Hide can’t believe what he’s seeing

Statler and Waldorf

Here’s how the groups finished

Into the finals and here’s Foster again, bowling for A3 for the Don Helm Memorial Trophy as Shige Y looks on

And that was that. Finishing in third place overall was Team A2, starring Shige Itoh, Tag Team Hans Pauli and Takako Elberse, and Russell Brown

Tournament runners up were A3, starring Foster Klug, Shige Yasuda and George Ishiguro

And the winners of the 2023 Don Helm Memorial Trophy were B4, starring Terry Potticary, Eddie Wu and Tom Tyrrell

Congratulations to the winners and well played one and all!

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