We are at the Mombasa Terminus on 15th June 2018 at 5.30am. Five
Bowlers namely Shobha Bij, Vijay Bij, Deepak Vyas, Norbert
Fernandes and Vishal Shah are on their way to participate in the
Kenya Bowling Association’s National Pairs Championships which
are being hosted by Limuru Country Club Bowls Section on 16th
and 17th June 2018.
In 2013, our former
Green Attendant Simon Mwasela playing with Charles Wambugu had
made us proud by winning a Gold medal at the KBA National Pairs.
A Total of 14 Pairs
had registered to participate in the National Pairs Championship
in 2018. 28 Bowlers participated which is considered a very good
On the 16th
June 2018, Saturday we arrived at the Limuru Country Club.
It’s freezing with
temperatures at 14 degrees centigrade and a layer of fog on the
Gree ... but still bowlers in all whites with mufflers and
jackets are coming in mingling and having hot coffee to keep
warm and Registering in time so as not to miss the deadline of
were done by 9.55am and play commenced on schedule at 10.00am.
Format of play was 4
leagues (2 leagues of 4 teams and 2 leagues of 3 teams).
Pairs Silver Medal Now Home After Five Years - Deepak
Vyas [seen from left] with James Ngugi, Cephas Kimwaki
And Norbert Fernandes.
Mombasa team of
Deepak and Norbert and Simon and Vishal drew in the same league
of 4 teams with James and Cephas (Reigning Champions) and John
and Christine both from Limuru.
Our Other Mombasa
Team of Vijay and Shobha drew in a league of 3 teams with
Karanja and Beatrice (Nairobi) and Benson and Fridah (Karen).
Day 1- 16th
June 2018 was league rounds of either 2 or 3 games.
Top 2 teams in each
league battle in the Quarter Finals on 17th June
2018. Mombasa Team of Deepak and Norbert won 2 out of 3 games to
proceed to Quarter Finals.
Day 2- 17th
June 2018…Quarter Finals started at 08.00 a.m. …The weather was
freezing with fog but play had to proceed…Team Deepak and
Norbert clashed with Team Sophie and Essie and won 15shots up to
13 shots for Team Sophie to make entry into the semi finals
…They then played Team J Kitosi and Rispah from Karen and won to
enter the FINALS……HURRAY
In the Finals they
meet team James and Cephas (the Reigning Champions and their 1st
league Game opponents).
17th End with 8 shots down to 22 shots up for Team
James, They called it a day