With the team trophy already won by SI Leigh & District, there was keen competition for the individual prize.
Nineteen bowlers from clubs in Southport, Liverpool, Leigh and Crosby took part in a knockout tournament.
Watched by a crowd of spectators from South Lancashire’s clubs, matches were exciting – nail-biting, even – but always friendly. Laughter often rang around the green, out-voiced only by frequent cries of “measure!” whenever vital points needed to be verified by the tape-wielders.
The three-way final took place between Dorothy Bowker (SI Leigh & District), Sandy Taylor and Yvonne Atkinson (both SI Crosby). It was a tense and well-contested match, with Yvonne eventually winning by just one point.
This hat-trick should make for enthusiastic competition from Soroptimist teams next season.
The individual trophy is named for Tricia Fahey – founder of the Region’s bowls competition, and a former member of SI Crosby.