11th EUROPEAN TEAM BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
Jersey, Les Creux Bowls Club
Four bowlers from Cyprus travelled to Jersey in September 2017 to compete in the 11th EBU Championships at Les Creux BC, Jersey. The team consisted of Diane Roberts, Linda Ryan, Bob Manson & Loukas Paraskeva, playing the ladies pairs, menís pairs & mixed rinks over 6 days, a real test for our players.
The surfaces were artificial and similar to our own greens, but the weather was a complete contrast to what our bowlers were used to; wet, cold, sun and wind, all over 6 days, having had 5 months of glorious sun!
Overall the team managed very well and with a creditable performance all round finished with a team performance of 6th place.
The ladies pairs, Diane and Linda, exceeded their expectations by coming 3rd and are now the proud owners of a bronze medal; the first time a medal has been won by any Cyprus bowling team outside of the country. The menís pairs, Bob and Loukas, performed well to finish 9th, beating the host country, Jersey, and Spain. The final tables can be viewed on: http://www.europeanbowlsunion.com/results.html