The Primavera Pairs is the first tournament of New York Lawn Bowling Club's season schedule. In the 2022 event Joe Kelly and Ed Last outlasted Barry Kessler and Alex Last taking the competition into a single-end sudden death dual of the only two undefeated teams.
The New York Lawn Bowling Club's annual Kingman Class was a fitting way to conclude the tournament season. While delayed from its original mid-summer's date due to rain there was no dimming of enthusiasm among the contenders and onlookers. Play was in a style the late Dong Kingman would have relished - closely contended games, come-from-behind victories and an old and dear friend in Ed Last emerging as the winner, with his son Alex Last joining Ed in a close play-off.
Especially dear to all was the presentation of a genuine Kingman Classic - a fine bottle of one of Dong's favorites, a Rosso de Montafalco - by his widow Elaine.
Cheers to the end of the 2023 season and promises of 2024!
Held on 22nd the Waterford Pairs was the second in July's series of New York Lawn Bowling Club tournaments. The competition for the Waterford Trophy was keen with three teams emerging with victories in all three games of the match.
Mark Ragen (Lead) and Les Winter (Skip)
Georgina Kelman (Lead) and Barry Kessler (Skip)
John Nichols (Lead) and Brian Frankel (Skip)