Floodlit bowls tournament concludes tonight

Karen Magrath, wife of the late Bryan Magrath, launches the annual Michelin sponsored Floodlit Bowls tournament at Ballymena Bowling Club along with Arnold Kenny, Megan Wilson, George Graham (President), Erin Smyth and Chris Wilson. INBT38-205AC
Karen Magrath, wife of the late Bryan Magrath, launches the annual Michelin sponsored Floodlit Bowls tournament at Ballymena Bowling Club along with Arnold Kenny, Megan Wilson, George Graham (President), Erin Smyth and Chris Wilson. INBT38-205AC

The Michelin-sponsored Ballymena Bowling Club Floodlit Tournament reaches its conclusion tonight (Monday).

The tournament had been run by the late Bryan Magrath for many years and it was fitting that this wife, Karen was present on the first night of the tournament to switch on the new floodlights.

Jimmy Johnston of Unite the Union presents a sponsorship cheque for the Floodlit tournament at Ballymena Bowling Club to club President George Graham. Included are Mark Pearson (Unite and Bowling Club member) and Susan Fitzgerald (Regional Officer, Unite the Union). INBT38-219AC

Jimmy Johnston of Unite the Union presents a sponsorship cheque for the Floodlit tournament at Ballymena Bowling Club to club President George Graham. Included are Mark Pearson (Unite and Bowling Club member) and Susan Fitzgerald (Regional Officer, Unite the Union). INBT38-219AC

A total of 32 pairs took part in the competition and on Friday night the competition reached the semi final stages. In the first semi final Burns/Todd (Larne) took on Kyle/McKee (Larne/Bangor) and it was the Kyle/McKee who came out on top with a comfortable victory.

The other semi final saw Duncan / Duncan (Ballymena) take on Smith/Kelly (Ballymena/Ballymoney).

This was a very close game and in fact after 20 of the 21 ends had been completed the scores were level and after a very tense final end it was the Duncan combination that made it through to the final on Monday night.