Resolven was well represented recently in the West Glamorgan County Bowling Association semi-finals and finals days at Brynhyfryd BC green, Neath.
After many previous rounds played Home and Away, eleven Resolven Bowls Club members represented RBC in the Open and Senior Singles, Pairs, Triples or Fours.
They are Shane James, Lionel Stock, Adrian Bradley, Randall Sims, Hugh Lewis, Martin Addis, Shaun Kelly, Gareth Evans, Ieuan Ace, John Fryer and Aylwin Jones.
All mentioned above are in the Resolven Bowls Club photograph below.
Despite challenging bowling green conditions at Brynhyfryd due to a very long dry and hot period of weather, the standard of bowling was generally high.
This tournament was played over two days, therefore some successful participants in more than one event had to play 3 games of up to 3½ hours per game, in one day with only 15 minutes rest allowed between games, which was challenging for senior bowlers and was the case with some Resolven BC members.
Shaun Kelly, a valued member and Captain of Resolven BC this year, was successful against Martin Legg, BSC Landore, winning 15-14 in the Two Wood Singles Final to become West Glamorgan Champion.
In the Senior (60 years & Over) Fours event Resolven members Adrian Bradley, Randall Sims Martin Addis and Hugh Lewis were winners in the Semi-Final against Swansea Vale BC bowlers and Parc Llewellyn BC, Swansea bowlers in the 2018 Final.
In August the successful four will be travelling to Llandrindod Wells to represent West Glamorgan County in the Welsh Bowling Association Finals.
Adrian Bradley, Martin Addis, Randall Sims & Hugh Lewis
As County finalists in the Senior Triples, Adrian Bradley, Ieuan Ace and Gareth Evans will be playing in the Welsh Finals at Llandrindod Wells in August.
John Fryer, Aylwin Jones, Gareth Evans & Ieuan Ace
This is the second successive year that the County Senior Fours event has been won by Resolven bowlers. Here we see last year’s winners.
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Resolven Bowls Club play the sport home and away with mid-week and weekend games.
Resolven Bowling Green Pavilion
If you don’t like contact sports or have stopped playing them you can still enjoy playing the sport of Bowls. Play from the age of 8 to 88+ years of age.
Like any sport you have to work at it to play it well.