Captain’s Tournament was held at the Bowling Green on Saturday,
the 28th January 2017 sponsored by Kirti Chhaniyara,
reports MARIAM K HASSANALI.
A lot of practise
had been on going on the greens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
early January by Vijay and Shobha Bij, Ali Jeneby, the new
Captain Deepak Vyas, immediate past Captain, Kirti Channiyara,
Pankaj and Binita Shah, Alihusein Namajee, Dr. Dhillon, Simon
Mwasela and on rare occasion Mariam and Kalim Hassanali, all
determined to win this major tournament.
This was the last
tournament for 2016/2017 bowling season.
On the day of the
tournament there was excitement in the air with 24 bowlers
There were four
leagues of six bowlers each and each league had two teams of
three players, a skip, a second and a lead.
The game played was
trips i.e. each player had three woods to play.
The lead places the
wood as close to the jack (small yellow ball) as possible which
gives the second and the Skip the confidence to win the end.
18 ends were played
over three hours.
All this practice
and pouring of the sweat paid off for the team led by Deepak
Vyas with Vijay Bij as, the second and Shobha Bij as the lead
who emerged the winners with a huge score of 36 to 3.
The team led by
Chandu Shah with Kusum Patel as the second and Mariam Hassanali
as the lead came second with 26 to 11.
The oldest player in
the tournament was 88 years old and the youngest, Gavin Norbert
Fernandes, a teenager.
The game was
followed by the Section’s Annual General Meeting and delicious
dinner prepared by the Club’s chef and sponsored by the outgoing
Bowling on the green
is an outdoor game that has fascinated both young and old.
It is a sensible
exercise with great physiological value.
It is recommended
for people who think that they are past very active sports or
those who think high speed sport is not for them.
Bowling provides a
number of health benefits, including impro-ved fitness, improved
coordi-nation and skill development and low risk physical
activity because it is low impact, social discourse with a
friendly crowd, and community connectedness and support.
Bowls is a happy
mind, a body kept fit and a spirit rejuvenated.
With the above in
mind, the members of the Mombasa Sports Club, young and old are
welcomed to join in the game.
There is no expense
to buy the woods initially as the woods (left over by members
who have left the country or to heavenly abode) can be used for
practice until one is ready to buy their own woods.