Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled
Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled

JERSEY LD BOWLING LEAGUE

The first session of league games in 2017 has seen some good bowling with a number of players improving on their average scores.

 

The last evening of the session was particularly exciting and many matches were closely contested with a strike or spare being regularly recorded on the scoreboards.

 

At the end of the session, the quarterly awards were presented by Senator Andrew Green  to the best individual, winning team, and runners-up team. in Jersey

 

Below you can see this quarter's winners, and at the bottom of this page, a history of LD Bowling

TEAM OF THE QUARTER:                   The Three Amigos

L to R back row: Jordan Carson, Grace Hallam, Annabel Jaggers - front: Charlotte Volante with carer - Senator Andrew Green (left) and Mark Jones (right) L to R back row: Jordan Carson, Grace Hallam, Annabel Jaggers - front: Charlotte Volante with carer - Senator Andrew Green (left) and Mark Jones (right)

RUNNER UP TEAM                             The Super Bunnies

L to R: Jenny Cauvain, Polly Tostevin, Helen Journea - not in picture, Amy Godfray and Natasha Bratch L to R: Jenny Cauvain, Polly Tostevin, Helen Journea - not in picture, Amy Godfray and Natasha Bratch

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER AWARD         Andre Dennis

Andre Dennis (left), with Mark Jones and Senator Andrew Green Andre Dennis (left), with Mark Jones and Senator Andrew Green

History of LD Bowling in Jersey

In January 2017, the Jersey LD Bowling League celebrated its fourth birthday. It was founded and is still organised by Mark Jones.

 

With sessions usually held on the last Thursday every month at Jersey Bowl, the league started with nine teams of three players each, but has now grown to a maximum of nine teams each containing five players.

 

Every three months, a presentation and buffet session is held, where three awards are given – one for Team of the Quarter, a Runner up Team of the Quarter, and Individual Player of the Quarter. See below for the latest winners.

 

“The winners are determined by me”, says Mark, “and by coincidence, after the first nine quarters, every one of the nine team had won once!”

 

“Each team chose a name”, he added, “and I arranged for all the players to have their own polo shirt in their own colour with their team name on the front and back.”

 

And this year, some great news from the  Sir John Knott Trust, who have kindly agreed to sponsor the league for each of the next five years!

 

Mark says the players do pay for their own bowling, “but sponsorship has been used to buy the trophies and team shirts as well as cover the cost of the quarterly meal.”

 

There’s been a slight change in the format this year, in that instead of having a meal, Mark organised a joint disco with the LD Footballers. “This was a huge success and is something I'm hoping to do twice a year subject to obtaining more sponsorship.”

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