What a weekend it was for Bettie Victor and the Hayidakis family. We are talking here of their participation in the annual Champ of Champs Bowls Singles.The Champ of Champs event is where all the singles winners from the various Border clubs, both male and female, clash to determine an overall winner.
In the case of Bettie, she lost out on reaching the final through shot difference while Barry Hayidakis, despite losing to Rob Kelly, won through to the final with a better shot difference.
As things turned out, Barry ended up runner-up after losing 21-15 to Tarquin Ormston in a tight game.
For Barry and his mother Faith, it proved a special weekend because while Barry reached the final so did Faith, who also ended as runner-up.
We all know where Barry inherited his bowling talent from – his parents.
Faith of course is a former president of the King Bowling Club as well as a multiple winner of the women’s singles.
Sunset bowls began last Thursday and attracted 18 teams. Needless to say, Sunset bowls is a huge money spinner for the club and a lot of fun is always had.The money made from entry fees and at the bar, coupled with the profit netted at the recent Old Buck-sponsored King Classic, stands the club in good stead financially.
Sunset bowls runs over five Thursdays with two games played each Thursday and there’s always a tight tussle among the top teams in the race to finish first.
After the first two rounds, four teams were on four points, namely Oldies, Dale College, TNT and BGC.
With so many games still to be played, the leader board will continually change so players will have to “hou kop”.