Louth Indoor Bowls Club hosted EBF qualifiers on Saturday.
The men’s team of Barrie Robinson, Jonathan Darley and Alan Dent (Jnr) lost their quarter-final despite being in contention up to the final end.
The club had two teams competing in the ladies’ section. The rink of Tina Reeson, Gill Leverton and Pam Cowling lost 19-14 in the quarter-finals, but Sylvia Stainton, Joan Stones and Wendy Blyth eased through with a comfortable victory and also won their semi-final to reach the county final at Scunthorpe.
* Louth’s Christmas tournament was one of the most enjoyable for several years.
An above-average number of members took part, resulting in an upgrade from a pairs event to a two-bowl triples competition.
Barry Mountain, Gary Boswell and Sally Coultas won all three of their games to win overall on 33 points, also with the day’s best score of 18-3.
Runners-up, also with three wins, were Russ Stocks, Don Malcolm and Wendy Blyth on 30 points, and one point back were Alan Watson, Judith Walker and Sally Brown.
There was also the target competition where members paid a small fee to use four bowls and score points on the round target.
The lucrative pot of entry fees went to winner Tony Powell. Thanks to all who took part and to club manager Simon Reeson for organising the day.
* In the club leagues, the battle of the Wednesday/Thursday Triples top two went the way of leaders JCB who opened up a five-point advantage after scraping a 17-13 win over Waltham.
Third-placed Sturgeons lost the chance to pinch second spot when they were edged 12-11 by Kingfishers who dived into fourth place ahead of Square Pegs who lost 15-12 to Castaways.
The top two in Division Two also faced each other and again it was the leaders, Sleepwalkers, who came off best with a comfortable 19-8 victory over Saints to open a three-point gap.
Third-placed Louth are five points back after losing 19-8 to second-bottom Doves.